Hello my pottery possums!
Well we have made it to the end of an amazing pottery year full of some awesome pottery, fantastic students and terrific events!
Some of the high lights for this year are exhibiting my work at Form Gallery, The Christchurch Art Show, The Tin Palace, Arts in Oxford, and The Little River Gallery. Also being part of WOW with two costumes in Wellington and The Portage Ceramic Awards in Auckland. It has been pretty busy and full of wild pottery adventures! If you are in Auckland you will be able to see mine and my sister, Natasha’s, 2013 winning WOW piece called the Exchange. It is part of the internationally touring show that WOW have created that will be there for the next couple of months…I’ve heard tell it is a pretty fantastic show…and it is free at the Auckland Museum. If you are in Auckland also head along to the new gallery, as part of Titirangi’s Lopdell House Gallery, Te Uru. I have my Portage work hanging there along side of some other pretty cool New Zealand ceramic work!
Another cool thing was our Risingholme Pottery exhibition SOUP this year! Oh yeah…you guys were great! And next year thanks to Mr Mad Hatter & Co we will be making some even cooler stuff! I’d like to be able to tell you about all the stuff we are going to do…but that would be way too difficult…and I like to spring it on you as we go anyway…believe me it’s more fun this way! But pink cups, cakes, rabbits, cards, t pots, top hats and clocks definitely feature…shhhh…that’s all I can say for now!
So next week most classes will be coming along to pick up their pottery work to take home. Please make sure that you bring enough pocket money to settle your account including your new items. We will fill the lovely charity cups and pop a well wishing label on them from us all. Then it’s time to sort out a wee area of the room to make spick and span ready for more Pottery Adventures next year! I really appreciate this help and time that you give to the pottery room…it has been well used this year!
The kilns are firing full steam ahead and I have my fingers crossed that the elements will hold out over the next couple of weeks…maybe you should cross yours too! I hope that it all comes out in time for you to take home…there may have to be a contingency pick up if they don’t make it through this week.
On Wednesday 5.50-7pm the ‘In Miniature’ exhibition opens at The Tin Palace in Lyttleton. I have a wee piece in it ready for a secret Chrissie pressie for someone special of your choice. Head along to pic up a spot of something special from a selection of talented artists.
I also gave out an invite to my annual OPEN STUDIO 2014 this week…I would love to see you (or anybody you would like to bring along) for a wee spot of drinky nibble to celebrate an amazing year of pottery. I will have pottery gifties available from my studio so bring along some pocket money too! December 13th, 2-9pm, unit 1/135 Stanmore Road, CHCH.
I hope you all have a great weekend full of sunshine and look forward to seeing you next week.
Here are some sneak pics from the kilns…
Tatyanna a.k.a The Busy Finch 🙂