Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Business Side of Things

Making a card to use for a gift insert has been on my list of things to do.  So, I spent some time today working on text and cropping images to use on a gift card.   The card reads something like this. 

Theresa began her first college ceramic class in 1979 and knew then that working with clay would be part of her life. Using clay to explore art and hand made objects began a life long journey. Balancing craft in art in the machine and computer age in order to personalize the object has been and still is quite the journey.
Theresa currently teaches ceramic classes and sells her work locally and regionally.

I was trying not to write a dissertation on knowing the maker of the things we use in our homes but hoping the reader would understand the gist of the few sentences. 
Any thoughts? 
Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gestures "The Art of Giving"

There is a new gallery boutique opening in Rocky River, Ohio.  Maybe evolving would be a better description for the opening once the history of Gestures is understood.  That however is another story.  Yesterday, I dropped off clay work for the grand opening which is on April 17th beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The Rocky River Mayor, Pamela E. Bobst, will be part of the celebration with a cutting ribbon ceremony as part of the festivities.  The gallery was bustling yesterday with artists bringing in work.  Valerie Greathouse, one of the owners, was amazingly gracious with her sincerity and outlook.  I look forward to meeting Chris Keener, the other gallery owner this Saturday.
The location and overall handling of the gallery evoked memories of a vacation destination.  Check out the gallery and take a stroll in the area.  Gestures can be found at 1150 Linda Street, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.  The phone number is 440-665-3122 and the www. address is

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Flower Brick with Daffodils

Every once in a while a friend or patron will email me an image of how the clay work they purchased is being used.  I just love getting these images and messages and revisiting work that has left the studio.  My brushwork often is very structured when applying glaze but not on this vase.  The loose line and pastel colors fade into the background as the daffodils sing announcing spring.
Thanks to my dear friends Lorna and Susan for sending this image.

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation