I’m making good use of my time in Florida, sitting in the sunshine while I sgraffito lots of pots in preparation for the summer season. On Sunday, February 11, I will be giving a workshop on sgraffito at Claymore in Naples. I’ll be talking about underglaze vs. slip, different tool choices, design considerations. The participants will be given a leatherhard tray try to work on. I’m excited to see what they will produce! I fire my pots at Claymore while I’m down here. It’s a lively place and good for my soul to be around other creative people!
I recently had the pleasure of attending a 2 day workshop with Sara Ballek at Claymore in Naples, Florida. We worked with a luscious red midfire clay, white slip and underglazes. I made this piece as my entry for the ClaySpace face jug competition in May. It’s so much fun to play with forms, techniques and ideas that are outside my usual!
Today is the start of the tour at NorthernIlPotteryTour.com! And it’s the first day for my new Etsy site, NancyGormanPottery..and I have already had my first sale! So exciting. I’ll be doing a demo of sgraffito tomorrow at 1 pm. Check the website to register for a free Eventbrite ticket so you can watch all of the potters demonstrations via Zoom.
I have posted my show schedule for 2018…at least the shows I am anticipating since the jurying process has not yet finished! But I will make any changes once the official news is in. I will now have about a dozen pieces in the LaGrange Art League Gallery in LaGrange, Illinois. I will be changing these out every month or two to keep the selection fresh. Meanwhile, I’ll be hard a work building my inventory for the 2018 season. I’m looking forward to experimenting with the new soda kiln at ClaySpace, hoping I like the more random effects it can create on my sgraffito wares.
Thanks to some lovely photography by friend Jean Burnett, I have added some new work to my extended gallery page. I’ve also added a new show to the 2017 schedule, the Prairie Arts Festival in Schaumburg on Memorial Day weekend. Now back to the studio to keep building the inventory for the busy season ahead!
Pottery, I love. Technology not so much. I have just spent over an hour trying to update my website so that my extended gallery shows some of my latest work and was only able to get one to picture to load. Aaaargh! Any hints to working with WordPress and Juicebox would be appreciated!