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