Friday, March 15, 2013

New pots, just before the spring show

I fired yesterday, the first firing since returning a week ago from the island Vieques, off Puerto Rico's main island. Cold and a bit snowy yesterday, a big difference from the sun, palms, warm water and 85 degrees F of Vieques.
Tonight the Yarmouth Spring Pottery Market opens at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. There will be 13 of us there with the pots we've been making over the winter. Come on down. The opening starts tonight at 5 and the show runs through the weekend. The Center is the wonderful conversion of an old bank building into an active place of multiple art disciplines. And an addition under way now will house the new clay program. We're all happy about that and some of tonight's proceeds will help that program.
The photos: Small jars thrown by Hollis, carved by Kim, glazed by both; Kim's cups, my glazing; a slab platter, decorated by rolling with one of my large jars that was carved by Kim; the next three are faceted and Shino-glazed teabowls made and glazed by me.

This will also be the first display of the pots Kim Medeiros (The Barn Pottery in Pocasset) and I have been collaborating on for the past few months. Several of the pots in yesterday's firing came from that partnership. We're both enjoying seeing our work taken in unexpected directions by the other potter.