Saturday, April 4, 2015

Brushes and Mugs


Yes, I did go a little mad buying mugs and brushes.  But I only bought stuff that really appealed to me.

I have always had a liking for Posey Bacopoulos's work.  This is the second mug of hers that I have bought.  I had never seen Roberta Shapiro's work.  I was so drawn to her sense of design, her use of color and line, that I had to buy this mug.

Both were purchased from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York.  It has always been a special place to me because it's where I did my first long (ish) workshop with Elsbeth Woody.  A group of us went there for a one day workshop.  We then invited her to come to Kingston and jury our Earthworks show.  She was one of the best jurors we have ever had.  I am going to have to go through old photos and see if I have any pictures of the one week workshop I took the next year.  It was all about building big with little wads of clay.  She was one of the inspirations that made me return to college and finish my degree.



I can't exactly remember where I bought my brushes. The top three are from Chinese brush makers.  The two lower sets came from two different companies.  When I have time to become a bit more proficient I will post some photos of the marks I make with them.




I could look up the receipts and figure out what I bought where......maybe tomorrow!

P.S.  For more thoughts about NCECA go over to Lori Watts.  She just did a post today with lots of pictures.

We are finally enjoying many sunny days in a row.  Toes crossed that the snow will all be melted by my birthday on April 12......but I'm not really counting on it!

Enjoy the week ahead and, as always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*

10 comments:

  1. beautiful Shapiro mug, those pointed brushes look wonderful

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    1. Hi Linda....It's not only beautiful; it's pleasant to drink from.

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  2. Dearest Suzi,
    What a dear memory of a special person that touched your life in a big way and made you go back to college for obtaining your degree!
    You are so knowledgeable and have quite some expert brushes on hand!
    Sending you hugs and warmth with sunshine all the way from Georgia! Wishing you and Proge a Happy Easter.
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Elsbeth was an early influence that I don't talk about much, but was none the less a great influence on me.

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  3. Beautiful mugs and luscious brushes!

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    1. Hi Michele...I'm having lots of fun seeing what I can do with the new guys. So far I'm doing lots of ink and wash on paper!

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    1. Hi Gary....The were so many amazing mugs, that I was hard put to choose.

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  5. Good buys! I know you're going to be having fun with brushes, not to mention smiles with mugs. Beautiful.

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  6. Those mugs are wonderful. I've always loved both of their work too. YAY for new brushes!

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