Okay, to be honest, it may not have actually been sent yet!
As some of you may know, I have been quite busy preparing for my first solo art show for my pottery. It has been a lot of fun, but also quite challenging from an organizational and emotional standpoint.
Last week I was able to complete all of the pieces that I want to include in the show except for one. I lost a sculptural piece that I had spent over 24 hours working on. The piece was delicate and complicated. It is also now in numerous pieces.
I don’t regret making the piece, as it was a good lesson of learning when to let go.
Yesterday we set up the show! I am really pleased with the results. It was a great day, albeit a somewhat challenging set up that involved drilling into a concrete wall. Matthew, who is the lifeblood of this gallery was an incredible help.
There are two ways you can attend the show! If you are local to the area, please join us at the Oxford Riverside Gallery in Oxford, Nova Scotia on Friday August 30th from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. for opening night. The show runs from August 30th – September 27th in case you miss the opening night.
Now I know many of you are located all over this beautiful world, but fear not, you can still share the experience of my opening night! This coming Saturday, I have a special opening planned for you! I will be posting a video of the show. I hope you will ‘virtually’ join me! Until then, here is a sneak peak of some of the close ups of the pieces in the show:
The name of the show is called ‘The Myth of Family’ and will explore the idea of family from a spiritual, cultural, emotional, and personal perspective through the use of sculpture and vases. Each piece tells part of the interwoven story that explores our collective roots and the twisted branches that tell the tale of our human family and experience through myths and stories from around the world and throughout time. The works included in this show are representative of my works over the last year.
In the meantime, you can check out more of my vases here! And if your are a facebook user, be sure to check out my page and show it a little love!
If you have read this far, I am going to let you in on a little secret. Soon I hope to launch a campaign to complete my first book, ‘A Potter’s Dream – Myths & Legends’. I am contemplating a kickstarter style campaign to defray some of the printing costs, where people can get an advance copy of the book. Some of the perks will even include raku pottery pieces! I hope to have more news on this soon. Would this type of project interest you?
In other news, I decided that everyone is a winner for our August edition of ‘Name that Vase’. There were so many great ideas and different takes on names for that vase that I have included a copy of the blog post and all your writing with it at the show, and a QR code that people can scan. You can read all of the ideas, writing and prose people submitted here.
I want all of my regular readers to know that I am deeply appreciative and grateful for all your encouragement and support. It means so much to me, and you have all played a role in making my first solo show possible!