Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Cups and Mugs

Yesterday, I was hoping to drive to Kent, Ohio to deliver cups and mugs to the 11th Annual National Cup Show.  As the heavy snow kept accumulating on the ground and the wind whipped up frenzied snowflakes and turned them into four foot drifts of snow, my hopes for driving to Kent vanished.
The school closed down along with most of the Northern Ohio Cleveland area.  Later that day, it was as though the snow storm was just a dream as evening activities continued.

Today, I will again attempt to drive to Kent. 
The roads look clear outside and the temperature is 22 F.
So, I will bundle up and off to Kent I go.

Above and below are more images of mugs and cups which will be at the show.  Please see previous post dated February 25th for more information.
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Friday, February 25, 2011

11th Annual National Cup Show March 2-26,2011

The 11th Annual National Cup Show at the Downtown Gallery in Kent Ohio will be featuring the work of Kent State University Ceramics Alumni from around the nation.  All proceeds will help establish a Graduate Student Fellowship in Ceramics.

I will be donating one mug to the Fellowship and providing additional mugs which will be for sale during the show.  Anyone wishing to donate to the Scholarship fund just needs to show up with money in hand to donate.  Please stop by for the festivities.

Above to the right and below are some of the mugs you will be able to purchase at the gallery.

The size of these mugs are about 5 inches tall  x 3 inches  wide. 

All are made on the potters wheel and with porcelain clay. 

The pattern is created by using  the overlapping of glazes and wax resist.                          

These cups to the right are about
3inches tall and 2 inches wide.

Friday, March 4, 2011, 5-8
Downtown Gallery
141 East Main St.
Kent, Ohio

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart as Object

These hearts can be found in the
Boutique at Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave. Cleveland Ohio
For times and access to the Gallery and
Boutique, click on link below;
 How I started making heart objects.

There was a time when I would have never used the image of a heart in any of my work.  This overused image of course in the art world can be very controversial.  Yet, when I taught Kindergarten through Fourth Graders a bit ago, I forced myself to dissect images the kids could relate to.  This helped me to teach good elements and principle of design to those little budding minds. 

I then started revisiting artists work like Jim Dine and his heart series which started me on the road to painting hearts with the kids.  I have more recently been looking at the use of color in some of Jasper Johns flags as I have been making hearts with a flag theme.  I am grateful to these artists who took the time to investigate color in the way they did. 

Working with glaze is much different than working with paint.  The chemistry involved in making glazes and the variables that happen in the firing process tamper with color results of a glaze.
It is challenging to work with clays and glazes when looking for color!
I came upon making these hearts quit honestly.  I intensely studied Buddhism for several years and at one point during this time was invited to create some art work for a show at a local Buddhist center in the Cleveland Tremont area.  The name of the center was Jewel Heart.  I accepted the invitation and decided to make 108 clay heart objects.  The number of hearts was decided upon to represent the number of beads on a mala and with the name of the center being Jewel Heart I thought the heart image would be perfect.  I wanted every heart to be different to represent the numerous hearts we come across in this world.  After the show, I continued making hearts. 

The hearts have become a way for me to explore form, pattern, texture, clay and glaze.  In this world where we need to pay rent and feed ourselves, the hearts allow me to continue exploring the numerous clay and glaze possibilities that exist while experimenting with them on a sellable and affordable object.

The Boutique at Wall Eye Gallery is now carrying these hearts.  The boutique is also carrying another line of work, bottle cap earrings.
This Friday, stop by Wall Eye Gallery and Boutique for the opening of "It's All About the Heart.  On Friday, February 18th from 6:00p-11:00p we will have our opening reception for it's all about the heART to help raise funds for the Helping Hearts Fund."

Thanks to all of you for your continuous support in buying handmade and supporting the arts.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Monday, February 7, 2011

Where to find me on Sat Feb 12th 11 am - 5 pm 2011!

     Sat Feb 12th 11 am - 5 pm

     1037 Renfield Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44121
     Theresa Yondo: Pottery, with one-of-a-kind hearts and
     Bottle Cap Earrings

Also participating;
Gale Astrup
Arline Bognar
Kathleen Calby 
*Kathleen will have a singing bowls concert at 10.30 am - 11 am
Deborah Woolfork

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo