Why would I make a teapot, you wonder? Yes, a departure from what I usually do (although, I am beginning to wonder what it is that I "usually" do). While in Pittsburgh last year for the opening of FiberArt International, I met Amy, the owner of Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery
Not long after my visit I received an invitation to participate in their annual "Teapots!" show. Collectors come from all over and the gallery has some truly extraordinary work, so of course I said, "Yes".
Well, This is my second attempt as the first one, while interesting and fine for some other show perhaps, was not to the standard that I felt good about sending. So, it was scrapped. This is the second attempt and completely different from the first. It is a connection to both the past and present and I think is quite lovely. I am happy with it. I did write a statement, more of a story, that I may not include. Some pieces I think need less explanation and more mystery. This may be one of those. A special thanks to Emily of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery for allowing me to possess the little doily from her special stash of treasures.
While slumber party action occurred this past weekend, I had a late night (early a.m) stretch in the studio and now have less on my "to do" list. I am feeling very close to starting on my next "art" piece for 2 local shows. I am still planning and dreaming and trying to let the practical thoughts of the how's and why's flow in and out of the creative thoughts. You know I will keep you posted!
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