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Friday, October 28, 2011

Chawan: An International Exhibition

I was invited to participate in an international traveling show while it is here in the United States and I hope you can come celebrate at the opening reception with me! The exhibit concentrates on a vessel to drink tea, the chawan, or tea bowl. Chawan: An International Exhibition features work from artists representing nine countries and has been traveling to museums and galleries around the world for the last few years. This Sunday, October 30 is the opening of the first stop in this country for an exhibit that has already seen Belgium, France, Korea, and Croatia and will head to Japan.

The reception is 1-4 at the Gorse Mill Studios Gallery at 31 Thorpe Road in Needham. There will be a demonstration of the Chinese tea ceremony by participating artist Chang kuei Wei at 2pm if you would like to see that as well. I hope you can make it! If not, the exhibit is up until November 27, and gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11-5. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

My New Ceramic Button

This past weekend I went to the Newton Harvest Fair and of course I check out the craft vendors. There was a lot of really nice work, but I ended up going home with this small piece from Ingrid Hathway. She had two baskets full of beautiful buttons, I really had a hard time picking just one. I love it, and plan to put it on a future knitting project of mine.

Friday, October 07, 2011

American Craft Week at The Potters Shop

American Craft Week is happening October 7-16 and people across the country are celebrating in various ways. The studio that I work in, The Potters Shop and School in Needham, is celebrating with a gallery event on Friday, October 14 from 6-9pm. The display will have work from studio staff, members, summer interns, and students. Because there are so many potters submitting work for the event there is a huge range of work styles, techniques, and price points. It's a great opportunity to see what some local artists are up to and to support what they are doing. The studio is located inside Gorse Mill Studios at 31 Thorpe Road in Needham, Massachusetts. I hope you can come by!