"The State of Clay," a biennial exhibit of Massachusetts-related clayworkers, opens Sunday afternoon at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society in Lexington. This is the sixth show the Lexington people have organized and it promises to be a good one. This year's exhibit was juried by Jim Lawton, head of the clay program at U. Mass.-Dartmouth. I had two pots in the last State of Clay and I have one in this one, a carbon-trapped Shino vase. I'll attach a photo of the pot. It's always good to be recognized, especially when the notice of inclusion in the show comes in the deepest part of winter, when things are ... ummmm ... slow and cold around Cape Cod and in the studio. We need a little cheer about that time of year. The opening is Sunday, March 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Society's gallery on Waltham St. in Lexington. Jim Lawton will give a gallery talk and there will be food and drink. See you there. The society's website, with hours and directions, is at http://www.lexingtonma.org/LACS/Current_Exhibit.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org