Before and After Maiolica Summer 2016

Summer’s winding down and it’s that time of year when wood firing at Peter’s Valley Craft Center becomes the focus.  But this before and after Maiolica image is so cool I just had to share it.  I demonstrated the maiolica technique of glazing a hand built earthenware plate at my Earthworks, NYC workshops this summer.  The image shows you how the painted surface looks both before and after the final glaze firing.  On the top half the plate has been decorated over the white maiolica glaze and then fired.  There is a big change in the color and brightness!

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“Reflections 15″, at the Kingsborough Art Gallery

“Bird in the City”

Thrown and altered earthenware planter with black slip and paper resist.  2015

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Wood fire vase with Slip Deco

Caribe glazed and slip decorated woodfire vase from recent firing in October of 2014

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Skyline Vase with Birds

One of recent series of thrown and altered earthenware vases with paper resistslip decorating technique

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Four Seasons Series: Spring Surfaces

This is the first piece completed in a series depicting the Four Seasons which was on view recently at The Gotham Center during the Long Island City Arts Open 2014 happening. Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center was invited to exhibit works by artists affiliated with the center. It was a wonderful event and a treat to meet so many neighbors who support and/or create art in any medium.

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Yorkville Holiday Sale and Exhibit

This is the first year for me to participate at this upcoming event.  Looking forward to it and will be showing works in maiolica decorated and slip decorated earthenware, as well as some stoneware pieces fresh out of the gas kiln at Kingsborough.

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Last Flea of the Year!

Come to the LIC Flea this Sunday, Oct. 27. I'll be there for the last day of the season!

That’s right!  It’s the last day of the LIC Flea for this season and I’ll be there from 10:00 to 6:00!  Come by, drink a beer, eat some good food, stock up on the fresh fruit and vegetables and enjoy the last warm days of the year!  Also I’m offering a 10% discount for all LIC neighbors!

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Pots destined for Wood Fire at Peter’s Valley

Here are some of my pieces in various stages of making that were destined to be fired at the Peter’s Valley wood kiln last weekend.  Oh well, thanks to the Government shutdown, this event will be delayed until early next year!  Stay tuned!

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The Definitive Era; Piedmont Craftsmen 25 years

Just shipped this maiolica pitcher set to Winston-Salem for an exhibit of Piedmont Craftsmen who have been members for over 25 years.  The exhibition is at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and in the Womble Carlyle Gallery.

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At the LIC Flea & Food

I’m actually participating in a flea market which is located just 2 blocks from my house in good ole Long Island City.  While doing an outdoor show has it’s limitations I’m meeting some great people and showing my work practically in my own backyard, which is a lot of fun.  I’ll be there this Saturday, July 20 and the following Saturday July 27.  Then taking a break until Sept.  Come by!

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