I'm excited to have 2 of my wall hanging teapot pieces in the 100 Teapots V
show at Baltimore Clayworks
This is a national show, juried by Nick Joerling. There is a beautiful slide show of the work on their web site.
My dictionary says a teapot is “A covered pot with a spout.” I smile at the judiciousness of that definition, like characterizing a human being as an upright body with a face. Buried in both succinct summations is the rich unending variety of mechanics, spirit, aesthetics, emotion, intellect. I like the blue-collar aspect of pots, that they do the every day work of carrying, containing, delivering, but can also “step out” and stimulate the mind and imagination. I like the pots that make good use of the constraints of utility, and I like the pots that push against those boundaries: pots that entertain some dicey possibilities. In my own studio I hope for pots that have qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk. -Nick Joerling
100 TEAPOTS V
January 15-February 27, 2011
Opening: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 6:00–8:00PM