This was our Earthworks week end, the clay show for New England potters. This year's juror was Hayne Bayless. And what an enjoyable time he gave us.
Our jurying process is unique in that is open to any potter who wish to observe. The expectation is that there will be a short critique of each work presented and why it's accepted or rejected. Often there is more articulation about why a piece doesn't work than why it does.
Hayne's comments were thoughtful and helpful, often suggesting ideas for making a piece work better. At the same time he emphasized that he is one person with his own opinions and others may have different equally valid points.
(No, I did not enter anything this year; time got away from me.)
I did buy this mug which called my name. The glaze is downright seductive to the touch.
|Mug by Hayne Bayless|
|Hayne Bayless teapot|
|Hayne Bayless slab bowl|
NCECA will be in Providence in 2015. Now I wish I had a great big house so I could invite everyone to come. Alas, the house just squeezes in Proge and me. But there are lots of B&Bs around here and it's still pre-season so there should be some less expensive places available. This is pretty exciting for all the potters in our little state.
AND......I have been asked by my old pottery co-op to do a one day work shop on Majolica Decoration .......exciting and a little scary as I haven't done any workshops in years.
Now I have to spend a few days getting my studio organized. I hope it warms up a bit....spring is slow this year. I think Mr. Groundhog is playing with us.
Enjoy your day. As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*