Alabama Clay Conference

I’m getting excited as I prep for the Alabama Clay Conference. I’m in excellent company among the other presenters and I’ll be handbuilder on the ticket. I look forward to meeting everyone who’ll be attending. See you on Friday!

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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.


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. 

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Cups and Coffee in Philadelphia

When Naomi Cleary and Co. at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia dreamed up this show they didn’t just how perfectly it fits my lifestyle. Not only is it a cup show with coffee in the title, they served freshly roasted (and brewed) coffee in the aforementioned cups at the opening. AND each cup purchased comes with a complimentary 1/4 pound of coffee from Old City Coffee.

Coffee has often been an impetus for my work, not only a stimulant. In addition to mugs, I am currently working on the next generation of the Stoveside Coffee Pot that I’ve made in the past. The next version will be a stack of cubes to brew coffee through and into. Look for photos in the coming weeks. Enjoy a browse of Cups and Coffee. By the way, the announcement above was made by The Clay Studio, it appears that they made a personalized invitation for each artist in the show. Pretty classy. Be sure to enlarge the announcement to read the description of the show.