Handmade Holiday Sale… see you there?

22 November 2010

Please consider coming out to the Manitoba Crafts Council’s Handmade Holiday Craft Sale at the West End Cultural Centre on Ellice, this Friday 26 November from 17:00-22:00, and Saturday 27 November from 10:00-16:00. The event promises to be even “bigger & better” than last year

One of my recent sculptural pieces entitled ‘Nice ‘n Naughty’ was selected to appear on the event poster. Along with lots of Readers, match-bowls, pendants and other wares suitable for impulse-buying and gift-giving, I’ll be showing a few sculptural pieces.

Welcome! (feel free to come visit, OK?)

5 November 2010

Several folks I’ve met recently (including an old high school girlfriend I crossed paths with in a coffee-shop this week and whom I haven’t seen since some time in the last century) have inquired about studio visits. Please know that I am very enthusiastic about small groups (and interested individuals) dropping by to see what I’m doing—heck, I’ll gladly even give you a real-time demo of how I work, if you’re interested.

Just make sure that you let me know when you plan to show up, OK? (I’d prefer to be dressed and to have at least some of the inevitable studio clutter under control…). Just give me a call in advance, or connect with me via my coordinates here (full map directions on how to get to my studio provided as well).

Image: My boyfriend felt I could use some extra “welcoming power” when good folks show up at my studio (sort of like—but not-at-all like—Walmart greeters), so the first thing you’ll now encounter when you walk through the ivy-covered arbor is this “outsider-art-inspired” assemblage sculpture he created earlier this year (from pieces of cedar telephone pole, along with assorted bits of rusted iron farm implements, whiskey barrel rings, etc.)… which he titled Interlake Gothic.

Wow! Arrowmont Figurative Clay Symposium…

1 November 2010

The energy was palpable—absolutely electrifying! Imagine ten high-profile presenters, and another ten amazingly-talented artists invited by the presenters, in an incredible exhibition of figurative clay sculpture. Add into that mix, 125 talented-in-their-own-right participants eager to learn More, then pack in lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions on the state of art today in the world of ceramics and sculpture in particular, and then you have a picture of the fantastic symposium that I just returned from—the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ figurative association: The Human Form in Clay.