Sunday, May 10, 2009

NCECA 2009: Unwrap/Wrap

Smoked Apricot Teapot and Cups

Watershed 6: Unwrap/Wrap
Hyatt Regency Gallery, Curtis Room B
National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA
Show Dates: 8 - 11 April 2009
Description of show: Unwrap/Wrap is an exhibition of the six emerging artists from the 2007 - 2008 Watershed Residency year.Each artist’s work explores their individual interpretations of identity, through sculpture, installation, and utilitarian forms.

My individual interpretation of "Unwrap/Wrap"? Honest naked pots. Some Terra Sig, some blushing from salt and fire, and you've got some warm, silky smooth cups to cradle in your hands. Without a slide booth to shoot proper images of these pots, some others ones that were of the same body of work will have to suffice.

Ivy Tumblers

Overall it was a very good show! Maybe not the most ideal setting - with beige-gold walls, gaudy green and gold carpet and oversized pictures of Indians in the wild West bolted to the walls, but the work was good. We were so caught up in the action that we didn't take good pictures of the whole show set up or at the opening.

Still, here are some quick shots (compliments of Krisaya):

Sitting at the table

Some of my work (unorganized)

Close up of Elisavet's work

Adero Williard's Pillows

Misty Gamble

Krisaya's Happy Homes

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