It’s a Floribbean Afternoon...

Just finished “Floribbean Afternoon”!  This is a commissioned low-fired art tile mural heading for the sunny climes of Florida.  It’s comprised of 10 eight by eight inch tiles with an overall measurement of 16” by 40”.   It’s going to be on exhibit at West Main Artists’ ArtWalk event in Spartanburg Thursday night, May 16th. Then off to Florida at the end of the month for installation in an outdoor residential patio/pool environment.

Here’s some pics... 

Floribbean Afternoon art tile mural

Floribbean Afternoon art tile mural

Closeup of one of the hummingbirds and the bird-of-paradise

Closeup of one of the hummingbirds and the bird-of-paradise

Another of the hummingbirds, this time with some of the hibiscus flowers. 

Another of the hummingbirds, this time with some of the hibiscus flowers. 

Stop by and see it in person if you get a chance!

Three Great Shows...

Arlene and I attended three great shows last night! 

First was the Winter Wonders Show in Tryon, NC at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery. There was a good variety of art mediums and styles and a really good turnout. I had my new “Snow Day” piece there and thought it showed well. Here’s a pic. This show will run until February 24th.

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“Snow Day”  10” x 26” Raku-Fired Ceramic Wall Art $155

The other two shows were the West Main Artists’ Nouveau 9 Show featuring WMAC’s new members from 2017 and Ludovic Nkoth’s Roots Show, both at the West Main Artists Co-Op in Spartanburg, SC.  There was a great crowd of approximately 200 folks attending both of these shows and seeing some terrific art!  These shows will also be up into February.

Meanwhile, it’s time for me to focus on creating pieces for my show in September, I’ll keep you posted.

WMAC 2017 Open Doors Show

WMAC’s 2017 Open Doors Show had it’s opening reception on the 16th and it was a huge success! The galleries were filled with new art from all the member artists and over 40 artists were either in their studios or demonstrating in various common areas. The exhibits will continue through December with additional work displayed as pieces are sold during the holiday season.

I had four new pieces in the show, one of which (Passing Through) has sold so far with three (Attraction, Shadow Run, and Feathered Vase) still available!

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Open Doors Show Poster

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“Passing Through” 

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“Shadow Run” 

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“Attraction” 

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“Feathered Vase” 

Raku Day...

Had a great day of raku firings today with a great group of people at the WMAC Co-Op. All who participated had some great results, I finished and fired my large vase as well as a single tile. Here's some pics.

 

Tape pulled and ready for the kiln... 

Tape pulled and ready for the kiln... 

From the kiln to the reduction bin...thanks to Eugene Allen for this terrific shot. Check out his website at www.eallen.com. 

From the kiln to the reduction bin...thanks to Eugene Allen for this terrific shot. Check out his website at www.eallen.com. 

The finished product... 

The finished product... 

And the tile. 

And the tile.