Upcoming Shows – Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair

Just a reminder that I’ll be participating in the Clay Alliance’s Spring Pottery Fair on Saturday, May 5. The show takes place at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills and there will be more than 60 clay artists set up, selling their works from 11am – 5pm. There will of course be a broad range of styles and several of the artists will also be doing some demonstrations.

If you’ve attended in the past you know that each year the Clay Alliance raffles off a clay piece. The exciting news is that this year the piece they are raffling off is mine, which is pretty flattering.

Here are two photos I snapped of the front and back of the vessel while it was still at my studio (pardon the mess in the second photo….).


It’s called “In the Midst,” and it is a lidded vessel. The piece was thrown on the wheel, altered to create an asymmetrical form and finished with a hand built lid in the shape of a tornado.  I used directional carving in to create movement across the surface of the piece. Many layers of underglaze are applied to create the images on the surface and give the feeling of low relief.  The image of a dragon is painted on one side and the other side shows a group of trees, surrounded by miniature, floating paintings.   The piece is finished with a high gloss glaze which brings out the subtle yet rich color palette.

If you are interested (and it’s for a good cause), raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at Core Clay or at FUNKe Fired Arts. They will of course also be selling tickets the day of the fair. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.

If you can make it out to Spring Pottery Fair, we’d all love to see you. With more than 60 artists selling their works, there’s bound to be something for everyone.  For more info on the show, visit www.clayalliance.org.