MapQuest: new work in clay
November 8 – December 3, 2016
Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD http://www.waverlystreetgallery.com Vessels, wall tiles, tile books with paper versos. See MapQuest page of this website.
Inaugural Exhibition of District Clay http://www.districtclaycenter.com November 19, 2016 – January 15, 2017.
Winter 2016 Stone Tower and Popcorn Galleries, Glen Echo Park, MD, November 19 – January 15: wall tiles, boxes, jars; http://www.glenechopark.org/holiday-art-show-2016; Glen Echo Potters Annual sale GWU Mt. Vernon Campus, December 2 -December 4, http://www.glenechopottery.com/-events.html: plates, platters, and a lidded container or two; Waverly Street Gallery Members Show, http://www.waverlystreetgallery.com, December 3, 2016 – January 6, 2017
Borders. The piece below is an example of a series referring to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. It was shown at the 24th Strictly Functional Pottery National (www.strictlyfunctionalpottery.net).
For other images of the Borders series see the MapQuest page
Isobars, ocean currents, unreliable maps and spiny Australian plants on the surface of these pieces, interspersed with fragments from the diaries of Captain Cook or the thoughts of Captain Ahab, refer to the fervor and dread with which we sail into the unknown. Objectively perceived terrain or boundaries are also sketches of emotion and aspiration, “unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure”.
On view at the Renwick Gallery shop, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Creative Crafts Council 2015 Award Winners Exhibition October 2015-May 2016
This piece received a Ceramic Society of DC award. It is one of a series of Poetry Boxes/Brainwaves. I think of spinning Sufis, the alpha brainwaves leading to the poems, and the graphic imagery on the boxes evoking those of carpets and tiles.This is Rumi’s poem printed onto the surface:
Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free . . . .
Some of these were in the 23rd Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015 exhibit. I feel that dishes for food might remind those who can eat of those who can’t. So these plates have excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s “The Great Tablecloth”; for example:
Eating alone is a disappointment, but not eating matters more, is hollow and green, has thorns like a child of fish-hooks trailing from the heart, clawing at your insides.
Some of these pieces will be in the Shippensburg University Ceramics Invitational Exhibition at the Kauffman Gallery. Exhibition dates: January 25, 2016 – February 19, 2016. Reception: Wednesday, January 27, 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg PA 17257. Curator: Michael Campbell.
Creative Crafts Council on Tour Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo MD 29812 January 16 – February 21, 2016 Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 6 pm Info@glenechopark.org; creativecraftscouncil.org; 301-634-2222 Reception: Friday, January 29, 6 – 8 pm
Creative Crafts Council Biennial, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD, June 6- July 26, 2015. Winner: Ceramic Guild of Washington DC Award http://www.creativecraftscouncil.org/2015-exhibition.html
GUILFORD ART CENTER, GUILFORD CT Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, May 15 – July 20, 2015, juror Hayne Bayless. Three flasks
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster PA, Sept 26 – Oct 3, 2015, juror Matt Long http://www.strictlyfunctionalpottery.net. Two Neruda Plates.
Winter 2014 The James Renwick Alliance Day
The Glen Echo Potters Holiday Show
Dec 6-Dec 7.
Lab School of Washington DC
4759 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007 Fall 2014 Shows The Gray Gallery, Winchester VA
The Stone Tower and Popcorn Galleries
Nov 28-Jan 11
7300 Macarthur Blvd.
Glen Echo Park, MD 20812 http://www.glenechopark.org/holiday-art-show-2014
Gray Gallery, Winchester Va, September 2014. Inaugural Exhibition.
Strictly Functional Pottery National 2014, Lancaster PA (http://www.strictlyfunctionalpottery.net/)
“From the Ground Up”, the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics 2014 in Zanesville OH (http://zanesvilleprize.org/)
Ceramic Vessels and Wall Pieces
September 10 – October 5, 2013
WAVERLY STREET GALLERY
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6PM
Nice show, lots of visitors, coverage, and publicity. Despite an opening that coincided with Yom Kippur and a closing week that coincided with the shutdown of the federal government, it was an exhibition that was beautiful, cohesive and seen by a large public.
Check out my Spine piece at the pop-up show
at Patton Boggs, 2550 M St. NW, Washington DC 20037
Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, 2013
installed courtesy of http://www.adahrosegallery.com
May 4, 2013 – June 13, 2013: “Unscripted Boxes”, The Creative Crafts Council 29th Biennial Exhibition at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD.
March 28 – May 30, 2012: “Persian Poetry Boxes”, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD.
2011 “Radiation Jars”, Lorton Workhouse Clay National, Confinement, Lorton, VA
2011 “River Vessel”, Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA