Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pottery Festival Billboards

These are the billboards that are scattered around the Gastonia, Mt. Holly and Belmont area. The pot featured on the billboard is Linda Dalton's, from West End, NC. We're excited about the festival--please spread the word to your pottery friends and lovers (lovers of pottery or your lovers of potters, whatever works for you--isn't the English language great, it's so encompassing sometimes!) about the Festival. You can like it on Facebook and you can sign up for the emails at the blog,

Ok, I have tried to link to the Facebook page about 6 times now and am not getting it correct, so you'll just have to look for Carolina Pottery Festival on Facebook. It's NOT the Carolina Claymatters Pottery Festival. They're the other guys that were formerly known as the McAlpine Barn Sale. A great bunch and you can like them too, but make sure you find the real page for us!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall arrangement

Love these little squash/gourds. They are so bright and cheerful. They came home with me from the Claymatters sale and are brightening up the front hall. If I'm lucky, I can probably reuse them for the upcoming Carolina Pottery Festival in Shelby in November. Great props!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Potter's Palette

Got an invitation to send an artwork on canvas to this show, which is a fund raiser for the NC Pottery Center.

This is the finished 12"x12" mixed media painting I sent in. After much staring at the blank canvas and one false start, I decided to try and capture an image I use in my pottery, which is leaves on a water surface. The ginkgo leaves are ones I gathered last fall to use on pottery (I freeze them to preserve them. ) They were at the height of color then.
Sorry about the light reflections off the surface of the canvas. I used a high gloss finish over the whole painting.