Saturday, December 19, 2009

Adaline Kent - CA Sculptor

I just fell in love! Today's SF magazine's article about the SF MOMA's anniversary show (which I am really excited about) included this image of California sculptor, Adaline Kent. She collaborated with the famed landscape architect Thomas Church - link to more info about them here. Her work has blown me away and I can not wait to research more about this fascinating fellow Bay Area sculptor!

- Erin

Monday, December 7, 2009

Erin McGuiness hosts and welcomes you for a three day winter open house at her studio.

Where: Earthworks Studio + Gallery
2547 8th Street #33, Berkeley

When: Thursday, December 10th, 12pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 12th & 13th, 11am - 5pm

Monday, November 30, 2009

CAB + Event!

Dina & Erin are really excited to be participating in CAB +'s first event! CAB + (Ceramic Arts of Berkeley) is a newly formed group of clay artist working in Berkeley and nearby towns. Our first event will be this Friday from 5pm - 10pm at Leslie Ceramic Supply in Berkeley. See Dina & Erin's work along with over 40 other potters/clay artists/ceramicists and whatever else you want to call us mudheads! Click here for more information.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Open Studios Begins!

For four wonderful weekends, Earthworks along with 100 other artisans are opening their doors for you to enjoy their beautiful art and see the studio spaces where all the magic happens.

Saturday & Sundays, Thanksgiving weekend through December 20th 11am - 6pm
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, December 21st, 22nd & 23rd 12pm - 5pm

Link to full list of participating studios & artists -

Monday, November 9, 2009

Great Trip to the Eye Doc!

My recent trip to the eye doctor was a lot more exciting than I imagined it would be. Reading San Francisco magazine in the waiting room, I discovered my pieces in a beautiful photo spread of Julie Dowling's fabulous house in Sonoma, yeah! -Erin

See more of my work on my website,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shape Hunting at The Hirshorn

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I went hunting for cool shapes at the Hirshorn museum to inspire my own sculptures . The outdoor sculpture garden in front of the museum is a beautiful calming spot with great Henry Moore sculptures.

The building, reminiscent of a slide carousal is full of wonderful mid-century art. Here are a couple of my favorite shapes.

Happy hunting! -Erin

Firing Day!

One of the funnest parts of the entire clay making process is firing day! Yesterday was a clear and perfect day for it and this picture shows Eartha, our gas kiln at full blast.
Today is the day of waiting and then tomorrow I get to peak in and see which pieces made it throught the fire and which pieces came alive in the flames. -Erin

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taste for Art Event

"This fall season, the East Bay Express hosted event Taste for Art ventures to Berkeley, ground zero for all things delicious and delectable. Taking place at the iconic Sawtooth Building, the party will feature small plate tastings from the area's best restaurants and an impressive 60,000 square feet of open art studios, film screenings, live music...", link to full article and more information.

Taste for Art
Friday, October 2nd
Earthworks Gallery + Studio
Plus the entire Sawtooth building
2547 8th St., #33 (at Dwight)
Berkeley, CA
Link to Taste for Art

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Days and a Doorbell

joanna glazing

Summer days at the studio, things are quiet but we are still producing and loving our work. The gallery is open every Saturday, so stop by and if you have not been by in awhile we have a doorbell now! If you visit on any day besides a Saturday just give our new bell a ring.

erin's sketches and works in progress

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Joanna Mendicino at East Bay Open Studio

Joanna Mendicino's beautiful & charming vases will be on display at her studio Earthworks during East Bay Open Studio.

After browsing Joanna's pieces, you may also see Earthwork's other 7 artist's artwork and the many other artisans whose studios in the Sawtooth building will also be open for this wonderful event.

East Bay Open Studio
Hours are 11-6 Saturdays and Sundays on June 6,7, 13 & 14. For more information about Open Studios, click here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

News from NCECA

Well, it's official, I think I have taken over the Earthworks blog.  So keep an eye out for a posting with my own spin-off blog.  I think it is time to start my own!  

Brandon Reese's Sculpture

NCECA was amazingly fun and inspiring as usual, my crew and I skipped the clay conference itself and instead rented a car and visited all the beautiful galleries.  By far my favorite show was Brandon Reese (link to more pics) of Oklahoma, my Mom's home state so I may be 
biased. His use of clay and wood together was fantastic and a major inspiration. Some of the best contemporary clay work I have seen.  I also got to have a religious moment with a Hans Coper vessel that is similar to the pic on the left right, at the ASU Ceramic Research Center (link) , a wonderful collections of ceramic work and a must stop for any clay lover.

Cheryl Tall (middle) and friends

My other favorite show was mine!  The gallery owners Daryl and Michael of Costello-Childs did a beautiful job combining two and three dimensional pieces and were wonderful to work with. Here are some pictures of the opening.

Deborah Rael-Buckley, Maria De Castro, Cheyl Tall, Ceil Sturdevant & me

Cheryl with her pieces and Susan Beiner's work in the background.

Bye for now - Erin McGuiness

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gallery Opening - Hybrid Nation

Are you headed to NCECA or to the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ area in April?  If so, please join me to celebrate a show my work is part of, Hybrid Nation.

Opening Reception - Thurs., April 9th 4-8pm
Costello Childs Gallery
2724 N. 68th St., Suite 1, Scottsdale, AZ
Show runs through April 30th

Show features work form Susan Beiner, Maria De Castro, Aurore Chabot, Karen Gunderman, Priscilla Hollingsworth, Erin McGuiness, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Virginia Scotchie, Ceil Sturdevant and Cheryl Tall.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring has Sprung

As a California girl, I always feel so lucky that we have flowers blooming even in the winter. This pic is from someone's front yard in Alameda.

Even so I love seeing so many plants start blooming this time of year, I can't wait to head out to Point Reyes and see all the wild flowers. The best part of spring is the time change. Now I can stay later at the studio without my circadian rhythms telling me I should be home eating and vegging.

Happy Spring! - Erin

Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Favorite Things...

Yeah for cupcakes, these are from Betty's To Go on 4th street near Earthworks. They are by far my favorite in the Eastbay and they are pretty too! -Erin

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy New Year & SF Design

Happy New Year! I am really looking forward to a fresh start and a new prez!!

To kick off the new year, I have exciting news. The De Sousa Hughes showroom at the SF Design Center will be showing a number of different groupings of my hand coiled ceramic vessels during the events they are hosting as part of the conference/event Design San Francisco (formerly winter market). I dropped off my pieces last week and they were busy getting the showroom ready for the event and I had to stop myself from drooling over all the beautiful and unusual objects and furniture they have!

Here is a link to more information about Design San Francisco and the De Sousa Hughes showroom. Also, if you would like more updates about upcoming events for my work, click here for my most recent newsletter or click here to join my mailing list.

Thanks and happy new year!

- Erin McGuiness