Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pottery show opens Friday at Cape Art Museum

The Cape Cod Potters show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art opens Friday night (Feb. 27) with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and a bunch of potters cleaned up for the occasion. (I must have some jeans without glaze stains around here somewhere ... )
I was at the museum today to bring my pots to the museum's shop, which the potters are taking over while the show is up until mid-April. The show itself, with more than 200 pots and sculptures by more than two dozen potters, is a wonder. The event was planned for literally years by potter Gail Turner, juried by Virginia's Dan Finnegan and mounted beautifully in one of the museum's two big galleries by Michael Giaquinto, the museum's exhibitions curator.
Tomorrow night's event should be fun. The show is up from Friday until April 12, with occasional gallery talks by potters and one in mid-March by juror Dan Finnegan.
Go to the museum's website ( for hours and directions. And then come to the show.


Dan Finnegan said...

Wow, Hollis, the show looks terrific!
I'm sure the opening will be exciting.
Have you created a new dish...'Engley Under Glass'?!
Send more photos. It'll help with my speechifying.

Hollis Engley said...

The show really does look good, Daniel. I thought there would be way too many pots, but it's a bit of a festival of clay. Pretty cool. I'll send some more your way.

Hollis Engley said...

Yes, "Clay Under Glass." No touch da pots, dammit! The nice thing is, people can come back to the museum shop and touch all they want. And buy, too.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! Yes, more pictures please.