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 bebiased. 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