March is shaping up to be a busy month. Several events are happening now, recently passed, or coming soon. These are some of the pieces of mine in the shows listed below.

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Photos of liquor bottles by Charlie Cummings

8 Fluid Ounces: A National Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition, LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

The Cup II: 60 Artists, 300 Variations, The College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Distilled Essences II, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Cheers! Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

La Mesa in conjunction with NCECA, Hampton Inn, Miwaukee, WI

I also have an article in the March/April issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.
For a demonstration  of a similar piece, check out this link to my Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Hybrid Pottery: Throwing+Altering+Assembling. 


New Work for Sale

Greetings! Some new work has emerged from the kiln within the last couple of weeks and about a dozen pieces are currently for sale on my etsy page. More will be added as the summer gets hotter down here in Florida. These cups and pitcher give a little glimpse into the developments of my first year of graduate school. I have been looking more closely at the ways painters layer color and I’ve expanded my palette. Architecture has been a big influence the shapes that I’ve been making. I hope you enjoy seeing the changes.

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June Workshop in Raleigh

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I’m excited to be teaching at Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh again next month. The description of the course follows and the slideshow above gives a  preview of making a spout from a paper template.

I hope to see you there!

Utilitarian Pottery: Synthesizing Form & Surface

Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

To register, click here or call (919) 996-6126

Jun 28 – Fri 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
June 29-30 – Sa-Su 9:00AM-4:00PM

This workshop will focus on throwing and altering with excursions into hand building. Using contrast as an overarching design principle, we will aim for making strong utilitarian forms and embellishing their surfaces to entice the user. Techniques involved include making and using insulating foam board molds, and forming lids, handles, and spouts. Specifically, daily demonstrations will cover cups, serving dishes constructed on slump molds, boxes, and pouring vessels. The application of texture, inlay, terra sigillata, slip, resists, and glazes will be used to explore unconventional approaches to the earthenware surface. Topics of discussion will be origination of ideas, supportive critiques, and sustainability in ceramics. Participants will experience numerous techniques to use as points of departure in their own work upon their return home. $140 Resident / $152.00 Non-Resident