For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
Although Fall doesn't officially start for a few weeks now, years of teaching full time have set my body’s clock to equate September with fall. Here in Delaware we had a wee little earthquake and danced with Irene as she made her way up the coast. Now rain and cooler weather are welcome signs of the season. Fall is my busiest festival and show season as well. After the hectic pace of teaching ceramics summer camp, I spent August on vacation and in the studio. And I am finishing up projects here and there, firing kilns and packing up tiles and shrines up for...
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Festival: I love the ocean after Labor Day. Still gorgeous as always, clear skies, warm sand. Come to the beach one last weekend after the crowds have died down! This one day show is on the Boardwalk and Garfield Parkway, a large and impressive collection of artists and crafters. The annual silent auction contributes its proceeds to art departments of local schools., a generous and worthy cause. The festival runs 10 - 5 on Saturday the 10th. Details can be found here.
Artsfest: Annmarie Garden on Solomon’s Island MD hosts this fantastic two day show on September 17th and 18th. Music, wine tasting, artists galore - all set in the lush park and sculpture garden setting. So worth a day trip! I adore my location on the wooded path, set among the trees and the shade! I have many artist friends I look forward to seeing each Spetember, catching up, bartering...(10-5 each day. Details pictures and directions: here.
Art on the Avenue: This one is exceptionally exciting for me this year. I am returning to Alexandria VA on October 1st - and I am officially selling my jewelry and wearables! I am permitted to bring tiles and shrines as well, as I have in past years But I am spreading m wings and I will have ceramic pendants, mixed media pieces, earrings... a divers e offering of unique hand crafted wearable. I started out metalsmithing and painting in college, and I am in many ways returning to my roots! Hope to see you there! (Sat. October 1st, 10-6 pm. Details and directions: here.
But that is not all. I have a few other irons in the proverbial fire:
I will be donating a piece to the Small Art, Big Auction annual fundraiser at the DCCA. Artworks are to be 12 x 12” and there will be diverse offerings in every media. It is a fun, creative fundraiser for this Wilmington DE arts organization, and who doesn't have just a little available wall space?
And classes! Are you interested in trying your hand at clay? metal? Bookbinding? Here is a short list of what and where I will be teaching in September and October; there is something for everyone. Hope you can join me!
September 20& 27th - “Fly away home” ceramic sculptural tile at the Art Studio, Newport, DE
September 28 & October 12 - Ceramic finger labyrinths at First and Central Presbyterian Church in WIlmington DE
October 11th - Resin collage jewelry workshop at the Art Studio.
Stay tuned for updates on other fall classes in the next month or so...Until then, a sneak peek!
Glazing ceramic labyrinths...
"Fly away home" in progress...
Student work from last fall's resin workshop.