In order to produce marketing materials for the gallery, I am often taking photos of the ceramic and sculpture pieces being exhibited. Looking at magnified portions of these pieces has revealed a beauty I didn’t know existed in the flow of ceramic glazes. As an example, here are two views of one of Debra Gibbs’ small pitchers:
Close up view
...and the more normal view. (the detail is from the area of the base of the handle)
I invite you to come out and take a closer look at the ceramics on exhibit!
Saturday afternoon we held the Artists’ Reception for the new show at Crimson Feather Gallery “Still Water, Flowing Bronze”. We had a great crowd out to meet sculptor Hugh Russel, watercolour painter Yaohua Yan, painter and mixed media artist Elaine Heath and photographer Craig Bell. Yaohua had a surprise for the crowd – he has just been awarded the Curry’s M. Graham & Co. Award for his entry in the Canadian Watercolour Society’s Open International Juried Art Exhibition. Be sure to drop by to see why he has earned this title!
Hugh Russel (left) and Yaohua Yan (center) at the Artists' Reception
The pattern on the pottery is created by removing each piece from the Raku kiln at exact temperature, then applying horsehair on the piece. The result is the exciting carbonized horsehair pattern. – Shu-Chen Cheng
Shu-Chen has several examples of her Horsehair Raku on display in the Crimson Feather Gallery until October 23.
Some of Adam Colangelo’s work on the wall at Crimson Feather Gallery. The display case hold some of Shu-Chen Cheng’s pottery.
A new show “Cool Nights, Warm Colours” opens this week at the Crimson Feather Gallery. The opening party is Saturday September 24, 1-3pm. Drop by and meet the artists! I will show a series of photos from my “Trees” collection, Elaine will be showing some of her watercolour paintings, and we will have spectacular displays from our two guest artists, Adam Colangelo and Shu-Chen Cheng.
Shu-Chen is one of my featured guest artists taking part in the show opening next week. Her Raku pottery is in collections in Canada and abroad. Here is a peek at what you might see next week…
Raku by Shu-Chen Cheng
There are only a few days left to drop by the Crimson Feather Gallery to see the work of guest artists Natalie Prévost (The Barefoot Potter) and Doug Geldart. Their show ends this coming Sunday, September 18. We are open every day until then, 10am-5pm.
Here is a sneak preview of what’s coming next week:
Art in Copper by Adam Colangelo
See what’s new in the gallery… Jazz Man by Elaine Heath. Drop by and check out this moody watercolour before it gets whisked off to the Headwaters Arts Festival Show and Sale later this month!
Q: Which local ceramic artist has a piece of her work in Prince Andrew’s collection?
A: Natalie Prevost. Natalie’s smoke-fired ceramics will be featured in our next show, opening Wednesday August 17. Join us at our opening party in the gallery Saturday August 20, 6-9pm and get a chance to meet Natalie.