Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics and From the Ground Up Conference

I wanted to give you all a heads-up on something I’m participating in in October.

I will be a featured presenter in the From the Ground Up Conference in Zanesville from October 10-12, 2014. The conference is presented by Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts (ZOCA), the Muskingum County Community Foundation(MCCF), and the Artist Colony of Zanesville (ART COZ). My presentation will focus on surface decoration, such as underglaze, matte, and specialty glazes, and I will also touch on some of the hand building techniques that I use when making sculptural pieces, including my miniature clay books and clay pencils. Other presenters include John Balistreri, Ken McCollum, Tom Radca, Jeremy Randall, and Gail Russell.

If this conference sounds like it would appeal to any of you, there are still spots available! The conference is open to artists of all skill levels from amateur to master. All that is required is an openness to learning and connecting with other ceramic artists!

The Conference occurs in conjunction with the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, now taking entries. I’m sending in pieces for the clay competition, though acceptance notifications don’t come out till August.

Visit their website (zanesvilleprize.org) for more information and stay tuned as the event gets closer!

Important Dates:

  • June 30, 2014: Deadline for Early Bird conference registration (save $100 and be entered into a drawing to win a free three night stay at the Inn at Dresden during the conference)
  • July 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of work for the juried show
  • July 31, 2014: Deadline for regular conference registration (save $50)
  • Sept. 27 – Oct. 12, 2014: Exhibition dates
  • Oct. 10, 2014: Deadline for late conference registration
  • Oct. 10-12, 2014: From the Ground Up Conference dates

Thank You!!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to Pots & Lemonade this past Saturday!  The other artists and I all had a wonderful time, and I hope you did, too!  The event was a big success, and we couldn’t have done it without you.  If you weren’t able to make it over the weekend, or if you’re looking for another ceramics show, be on the lookout for information about the upcoming Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics Competition and the From the Ground Up Conference.  I’ll be giving a demonstration during the latter on October 11 and 12!  Hope to see you there!

Pots & Lemonade on June 14

Pots and Lemonade

Please join me at Pots & Lemonade on Saturday, June 14th from 10 am to 4 pm.

1326 Edwards Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208.

Come and enjoy this casual, one day ceramics show. This select group of ceramic artists including Dick Aerni, Louise Jenks, Pam Korte, and Brenda Tarbell approaches ceramics from a different perspective. There is a variety of functional work including mugs, bowls, plates and serving platters, bud vases, lidded jars, butter dishes and bottles. IMAG4142-1

Sculptural and one of a kind art pottery will also be available. Ceramic jewelry and other pieces to grace your wall will also be exhibited. Price points to fit every budget, the friendly front yard atmosphere and being able to visit with the artists make this show a must see

I’m making miniature flat pencils and necklaces in all colors of the rainbow. Stop by if you can and say hi!

 

Join Me at Spring Pottery Fair

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The 14th Annual Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is returns May 3 and I hope you will come by and see me! I’ve been working in the studio quite a bit and cant wait to share it with you. In addition to my booth, you will have the opportunity to shop from over 60 of the area’s top clay artists offering handmade pottery, tiles, sculpture and other ceramic goods.

If you can make it, Spring Pottery Fair takes place at DeSales Corner on Woodburn Avenue at Madison Road in East Walnut Hills. It really is a beautiful setting for an art show, especially when the weather cooperates ;-)

This show is free to attend, there is plenty of  free parking and Jake Speed and the Freddies will be strolling and playing from 12pm – 3pm. You can’t beat that!

Holiday Open House at Pendleton Art Center

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Happy Holidays!

This Saturday, December 14th is the annual Holiday Open House at the Pendleton Art Center. Please stop by and buy local for everyone on your list this season.

Join myself and 70 other artists from 11-3 for an afternoon of fun and art. There will be refreshments, demonstrations and, of course, plenty of art work.  Visit the studios and see what different artists have on display, and be sure to stop on the 5th floor and say hello to me.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
11 am – 3pm
Pendleton Art Center
1310 Pendleton Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

2013 Studio Collection on November 23rd

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I hope everyone can join me for the 2013 Studio Collection Sale on November 23rd. This year we have twelve amazing women showing their finest works in a variety of media, with something for every budget. The 19th annual show will be held at Harmony Lodge in Spring Grove Village and will be open from 10am – 4pm.

This year’s show will feature work from myself and Lisa Inglert, Pat Statzer, Margaret Rhein, Sara Caswell-Pearce, Renee Harris, Meg Gates, Mary Mark, Pam Korte, Jennifer Gleason, Ursula Roma, and Judy Dominic. Check out Studio Collection’s Facebook page for some previews.

Come, spend the day, and enjoy finely crafted art; Sundried Sundries’ home-made mustard, jam and soap; artist made sweets and treats and great conversation. Looking forward to seeing you!

646 E. Epworth Ave.
Spring Grove Village,  OH  45232
Get directions

Cliftonfest Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out for Cliftonfest this weekend. The weekend was a great success. If you weren’t able to make it down , try to head over to see the ArtCarpets before they wash away. My mural is on Ludlow, in front of the Clifton Library book drop. I’m excited I was able to be a part of the weekend.IMAG3449

Final Friday, Guest Artist Jeb Brack & Cliftonfest

Today is Final Friday at Pendleton Art Center, and I am excited to share that joining me in my studio will be guest artist Jeb Brack. I  met Jeb, who recently moved to Cincinnati with his family, when he came with his family to several of the Pendleton’s Art in Action programs. We got to talking and I found out he was a self-taught artist who did pencil and pen and ink drawings of buildings and houses. He does commission drawings of homes too, for those of you who might be interested. In addition to his art, Jeb is a professional magician, writer, proofreader, and podcaster.

Jeb Brack drawing of a house in Wyoming

Jeb Brack drawing of a house in Wyoming

 

I’ll be in the studio with Jeb on Friday and on Saturday you’ll be able to find me at Cliftonfest drawing a pastel ArtCarpet on the sidewalk in front of the library on Ludlow. There are going to be some wonderful artists and performers out all weekend celebrating Clifton.

Drawing of the Globe Building at Findlay Market

Drawing of the Globe Building at Findlay Market

Save the Date!

I am really excited to announce the opening weekend of my solo exhibition, “BALANCE” on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th at Humler & Nolan in Downtown Cincinnati! The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 6th from 5 – 8 pm.T.Kern PC final-1 For anyone who is unable to make the Friday opening, Humler & Nolan will be open the next day, Saturday, September 7th from 10 am to 2 pm, during which time I will be present to greet you and discuss my latest work. Humler & Nolan is located at 225 E. Sixth Street, 4th floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

The exhibition will showcase the sculptural pieces that I created as a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow, as well as some of my hand painted vessels.

Along with viewing my work, you will be able to look at selections of Rookwood, Keramics and Art Glass that will be available for purchase at Humler & Nolan’s Holiday Sale 2013. To learn more about Humler & Nolan, their history and upcoming auction, visit their website, humlernolan.com.

 

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Teatime With Shark Girl!

Casey Riordan Millard, one of the 2013 Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellows, has placed her life size sculpture, Shark Girl, at Yeatman’s Cove.

TeaTime with Shark GirlThere will be a gathering to celebrate on Friday, August 9, at 5:30. Come to the Eastern most flag pole at Yeatman’s Cove and celebrate with us! Be sure to bring your camera. Shark Girl sits on a large rock and there is room for you to sit beside her for a photograph. Hope to see you there!

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