Thursday, June 11, 2009
I've been a bit busy, I'll be taking part in an exhibition soon.
I am doing all this, because I had the daft idea yesterday morning that it would be really lovely to have some copper red bowls to go with all the shino glazed work that I will be having in an exhibition ten days from now at the Dunedin Community Gallery. I will be exhibiting in a 4 artist show at the gallery that will feature 2 painters, a sculptor, and myself (a potter!).
Last weekend was one of mixed blessings and emotions. It was preceded in positive fashion on the Friday when someone popped out from town and bought a jug and a cup that had both been in the recent wood firing. It was our monthly open studio weekend, and after a big tidy up and a lot of work setting up a display of the new pots, we had only two small boys from down the road pop into the gallery on the Saturday, and I also gave an hour's tuition to someone that missed out on her lesson on Wednesday. It felt sad to have things looking so nice at our studio, but have so few people take an interest.
Late Saturday afternoon I got a phone call to tell me that, whilst sales of art at the Plunket fund raiser exhibition in Timaru had been really good, none of my pots had sold. I arranged to drive up on Sunday and pick up the pots when the exhibition was dismantled. It was an unfortunate end to the day, and I managed maybe 3.5 hours of broken sleep that night.
Sunday morning saw me too groggy from lack of sleep to safely manage the two hour drive to Timaru to collect my pots, and one of the exhibition organizers kindly agreed to uplift the pots from the exhibition for me to collect from her when I was more able to travel up.
It was such a relief after the gloom of the day before.
I would like to say a big thank you to those of you who follow this blog, and for your supportive comments and kindness, it has been a big help with things here.