A group of us from the Cape Cod Potters met today at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis to talk with museum people about details of the first juried museum exhibition of our work. The show opens the evening of Feb. 27 with a wine-and-hors-d'oeuvres reception and runs through March in one of the museum's big, beautifully lighted galleries. There will be gallery talks by the artists every Thursday of the show's run and - we hope - a gallery talk by the juror on one of the Saturdays. Nearly 400 pots and sculptures were submitted by CCP members and photographs of the work are now in the hands of the juror, Dan Finnegan of Virginia, to select about 300 pieces for the show. The Cape Cod Potters is a loosely organized (emphasis on "loosely") group of clay people, with membership from Falmouth to Provincetown. We make functional and non-functional pots (pit-, raku-, wood-, electric- and gas-fired), sculpture and tiles. We decorate with glazes and sgraffito and slip-trailing. We hand-build and work at the wheel. We make and donate bowls for the annual Soup Bowls for Hunger fund-raiser and we give scholarships to help young potters and community and school pottery programs. It's a good-hearted group of diverse people. I'm looking forward to the show, so that for once we can all see our work together in one place. Put the opening night on your calendar, especially if you live on Cape Cod. There's not a lot to do on a February night, and this promises to be fun. And full of good pots. I'll attach a couple of the pots I submitted for jurying.
I make and sell functional pottery at Hatchville Pottery in Hatchville, a neighborhood of the town of Falmouth, at the west end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I'm a former journalist - 20 years as a photographer, writer and editor - who began to make pottery about 20 years ago in Alexandria, VA. My training is in pots for eating, drinking and displaying flowers, often with an Asian or late British influence. Hamada Shoji, Phil Rogers, Dan Finnegan, Nakazato Takashi, Kanzaki Shiho are all influences.
Married 40 years to Dee, a massage therapist in Falmouth, with one child, Marcus.
To see more of my pots, go to my website at http://web.me.com/hatchvillepottery/Site/Home.html
DIRECTIONS TO THE POTTERY: We are at 494 Boxberry Hill Rd. in East Falmouth. Take the Route 151/Mashpee exit off Route 28 in North Falmouth, go east on 151 to the first flashing light, take a right onto Boxberry Hill. We're about a quarter mile down on the right, at the corner of Brady Drive. Call 508-563-1948 for more information, or email email@example.com