Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Each year the theme of the show changes and this year the focus is functional ceramic bowls.
Lillstreet Art Center is located at the north end of Chicago. This bowl was accepted into the show and fortunately if you can't make it to the show you still can view the show online. This information will follow soon.
Lillstreet is located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL. 60640. http://www.lillstreet.com/exhibition-details/22
The very cool thing about this show is that Lillstreet puts together a wonderful poster of all accepted entries in the show. Thank you so much Lillstreet for all your support which is dedicated to the arts.
Concept to Creation,
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 11:06 AM
Sunday, August 15, 2010
There are so many flowers in bloom right now in the yard that I spent some time placing flowers in some flower bricks I made a few years back. I make a lot of pots and on occasion will pack and store several of those pots to revisit later. So, with so many flowers in bloom I thought it might be a good time to unpack these pots and to take images of these vases with flowers. The next time I show this work, I will have an image of how to use the vase for the potential collector or buyer. I thought this would come in handy especially if the vase is being purchased as a gift. I often forget how difficult it can be to visualize how to use things.
The big white flower is from a hosta plant and the big green leaf is a hosta leaf. The pink flower is from a rose of sharon tree.
Critiquing work is always a part of aesthetic growth. This black with pink blush combination is always a bit difficult to work with when choosing flowers. I think it would have been better to leave the dots off the lid. The flowers seem to be in competition with the dots although this wildflower can handle the competition.
This black and white flower brick is a new vase. It was made earlier this year and glazed last week. I do think this lid without the dots visually works much better. I really never tire of making vases. There are unlimited shapes and glaze combinations to come up with. No two vases are ever identical. Similar yes, identical, no.
Concept to Creation,
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 5:57 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
and husk cherries
picked on Saturday for lunch.
Everything from our garden on this plate
except the avocado.
Lunch consisted of fresh mozzarella cheese on artisan Italian bread with fresh vegetables and herbs. A side of Lupini beans for salt on these hot 90 degree days. No wine today!
Thanks Jeanne for taking these images.
Concept to Creation
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 9:15 AM