Saturday, 7 April 2012

April is Springing...all over

Time for an update...

Empty Bowls, the fundraiser held in March for "Bethlehem Place", went well.  It is always enjoyable to see your own creations as they end up in the hands of appreciative supporters.  The bowls with handles were a big hit, as were the cutouts attached to the bowls.  The organizer of the event chose my bowl, the one with the dog "broach" attached.  High praise, eh?

Harwin Pottery is now being featured at the CGV Gallery, 158 King St. (@ the corner of Prideaux-Byron), Niagara On The Lake (4 doors down from Trisha Romance's Gallery).  Thanks George!  I wish you much success with this new location!

I will be doing 3 handbuilding and 3 glazing workshops this month at Rally Pac.  This is the workshop my siblings attend.  I will have a total of 30 interested potters just waiting to see what the clay, and a little creative energy, will create.

I entered a contest recently, sponsored by the City of St. Catharines.  It was "RED" the most basic colour.  Each artist was to interpret their own reaction to RED.
Here's what I entered...

Title: Ode to Canada: God keep our land, glorious and free 15 ½" x 13" Style: hand built pottery; red pottery clay, red under glaze, clear coat glaze
About the piece:

As a proud Canadian, the flag has been inspirational. The maple leaf, featured against the pure white background, speaks to me emotionally of heritage, country, family, and all that is dear to me. It symbolizes who we are as Canadians and what we are as a nation, glorious and free. This red maple leaf, on display each fall in all it’s glory in this Niagara Peninsula, is one of my favourite images. When it came time to depict my interpretation of "RED": An Exploration of the Most Primary of Colours, no other expression would do.

Year of Creation: 2012
Value*: $67.00

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