Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And so it is time...

And so the weeks have flown by!! We are finishing our last week of kids camps here at Odyssey, finishing glaze firings for a load of pots that hopefully this week will have a new home, and beginning to clean up and pack it up!

:( We are sad that it is time to go but MAN did we EVER have a good time! Here are some recent pics from the kids camps!

Decorating the "big pot" they make each week in Gabe Kline's class!

Here is the finished product with the girls adding their names to the back! Each kiddo gets to add their name to the back of the piece. Gabe is awaiting grant response to have a children's show in Asheville and get them all fired and displayed!

The weekend before last we enjoyed an afternoon off when my friend Kristina Arnold came to visit. There was a derby bout that night and went to see the Blue Ridge Roller Derby Girls. Before we headed out to the Civic Center we had lunch at the Clingman Cafe and enjoyed the work displayed on the wall. Below are some images from that! The Cafe rotates work out every month, so we've gotten to see three different collections.

Most of the work featured here is by the Clayspace Co-op right here in the River Arts district. Clayspace is one of our favorite places to visit when we want to look at great pots and get out of the studio for a while!

Kristina decided to not let her ironing get in the way of getting to the next gallery!

Because we were on to Blue Spiral to check out the new shows we had yet to see! The last time we were there Matt Keheller and Shoko Teryuma were in the front! Here are some images from that! (Since they are absolutely OUR FAVORITE collaborative ceramic pair!)

Love this piece! Completely ceramic!

Beautifully decorated piece by Shoko!

Wall tile by Shoko! I was so inspired by seeing these again I just started another set of wall tiles myself! But more on that later...

Matt's slab built pitcher, soda fired. This piece was really large and had a big presence when viewing it.

Bird form on top of one of the larger jars. I absolutely love this piece! Every inch covered with decorative design!

One of the other artists featured in this area that I found intriguing. I couldn't stop looking at these fish that were made out of wire and suspended hanging. When you looked at them from this angle they are truly floating.

So when we went into Blue Spiral weekend before last we were pleasantly greeted with some large wood sculpture as well as some figurative ceramics by Lisa Clague.

There is something extremely comforting about this piece... It really drew me in and I had to stay a while and stare.

These smaller pieces grouped together I felt really "went" as a group. I wanted to snuggle them all up and listen. Each to me looks like they have a good secret to tell.

There were way more amazing pieces than just these, some sculptural pots in the down stairs show, as well as some very interesting sculpture in the back. But we will have to do part two for that! As well as the DERBY!! YAY! It was awesome!

That's all for now! Another post of our continued journey soon!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting these, Sara! All of the images are spectacular, but I especially love the wooden tree limb with the black birds.