successfully integrating several processes in my work is a constant challenge that excites me every day. manipulating form and surface while maintaining a traditional focus on detail is always present in my mind.
the functional work is about the pleasure and delight of use.
working with a porcelain or red stoneware clay i throw and alter or handbuild pieces for the table.
the brush work draws on the playful and tribal pattern of african textiles and architecture while keeping in mind the simple expression of form found in japanese clay.
these forms add a peaceful presence to a wall. i believe they create a contemporary appeal while the surface often belies the process.
the base of these are handbuilt using a variety of clays. text, textures and images are applied and pieces are often fired multiple times to achieve a more complex surface.
UPCOMING SHOWS and NEWS -
ACC - American Craft Council
February 24-26 Retail
"INTERIORS", Strathmore Gallery, Rockville, MD. Opening, March 2
Friday, December 16, 5-9pm
9014 fairview road, silver spring, md
OBERON STREET SHOW
Friday, December 9, 5-9pm
3312 oberon street, kensington, md
At the Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street, Richmond
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond celebrates its 51st Anniversary at the Craft + Design Show on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. Considered an intimate, museum-quality show, the Craft + Design Show has gained a long-standing reputation for hosting the finest in contemporary crafts. The show attracts exhibitors from across the nation as well as local favorites.
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Done and Gone
Valentine's Day Trunk Show, February 5, 2016, 5-9pm
Workhouse Fine Art Show, September 10-11, 2016, Lorton, VA
Mclean Project for the Arts, Sunday, October 2, Mclean, VA, 10am-5pm
Edgemoor Fine Art and Craft Show - Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10am-5pm
Richmond Craft + Design, November 18-20, 2016, Richmond VA
BOOK RELEASE - all pieces to be included in the publication: International Contemporary Art,, published summer 2015
TABLETOP SHOW AND EXHIBIT - Torpedo Factory June 2015.
BOOK RELEASE - at last, the ipottery book has been released!!!
get your copy today, only available for your ipad or apple's ibook. click on the above link to have a quick peak and to place an order. look for my pots and tell me what you think. kevin has worked incredibly hard putting this technologically advanced survey of american pottery together - definitely worth your time.
Mclean Project for the Arts, October 12, 2015, Mclean, VA
Edgemoor Fine Art and Craft Show - Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10am-5pm
Richmond Craft + Design, November 20-22, 2015, Richmond VA
Awarded BEST IN SHOW 2015 in Ceramics
dupont circle 17th street festival, september 13, 12-6pm
mclean project for the arts, october 5, 2014, mclean, va
edgemoor fine art and craft show, november 15, 2014
out of hand, december 7, 2014, baltimore, md
holiday home show, december 12, 4-8pm 3312 oberon street, kensington, md
studio show, december 19, 4-8pm 9014 fairview road, silver spring, md
workhouse clay national 2013 july 31-september 8
opening august 3, 6-9pm virginia scotchie - juror
workhouse art center
national building museum design show 2013, washington, dc
art on the avenue, october 5, 2013, alexandria, va
mclean project for the arts, october 6, 2013, mclean, va
edgemoor fine art and craft show, november 23, 2013
ring if you need any pots - birthdays, weddings, jonesing for some new clay, etc.
tru's creative side.
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