At this very moment two kilns are cooling, each full of potential show pieces perhaps destined to be on display in my first show in five years, Twist. While I’ve been included in several group shows, in addition to art & craft festivals and fairs, it’s been a while since I’ve put together a comprehensive group of pieces to show the world who I am as an artist. This show will include my favorite brushwork pieces in black/white/red (and maybe some new colors, depending on how one of my firings worked out!), in addition to some wood-fired work. I have high hopes for many of my wood-fired pieces, slowly cooling in the woods of SW Washington. I used forms and surface decoration techniques related to those I use on my electric-fired work, which will hopefully hint at the lineage which links the two bodies of work.
My work will be shown alongside that of sculptor Dan Alley, also a technician for sculpture in the Visual Arts Department at Mt. Hood Community College. This show, in fact, is to commemorate our terms as techs at MHCC (we’ve both just begun the second and final year of our term).
If you’re in the area, I invite you to visit Twist at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery, October 31-November 21, with an opening reception Thursday, November 3, 6-9 p.m.