This weekend, I have a two person show opening at the Northwinds Art Center and Gallery, in Port Townsend, WA. It’s a neat little gallery, in a neat little town. Port Townsend is the city that thought it was going to be Seattle, back in the 1880s, before railroads. Once it became clear that Seattle was to be the major port for the area, all development stopped in Port Townsend. In the late 1980s, everyone realized that there was a very cool perfectly preserved Victorian seaside resort two hours from Seattle, and it’s been hopping ever since.
The show will be with Don Tiller, and will be up for the whole month of August. There’s going to be a a variety of events going on during the month, with an art walk reception on the 1st of August, a Saturday, and a coffee talk on friday the 7th. I won’t be able to be there for the art walk reception, but the coffee talk should be fun. Don Tiller and I will both take some time to talk about our work and the process of creating it at 7pm at the gallery.
I just swung by the gallery dropping off work, and everything is looking great. My work is a selection of some of the best larger pieces from the past year or so, along with some new, saggar fired work. Saggar firing is a technique that is very reminiscent of the pit firings often seen in southwest native American pottery. It’s a technique that I’d long been curious about, and have finally been exploring. It serves as a good counterpoint for woodfiring, since it very similar in unpredictable nature. I’ll do a post about the whole process pretty soon, assuming I can stay out of the studio long enough to write it up!
I’m also trying something new this show. I’m making a flickr set of all the work, and making everything available for purchase online. Each piece will have its purchase information and the contact information of gallery manager listed in the description. If you see something you’re interested, just send the gallery an email, and they’ll take if from there!