Thursday, 5 August 2010

Potfest




pots by Katrin Najorka and Christopher Zange
pots on the lawn by John Stroomer
sculptures by Christy Keeney

I had intended to take lots of photos of Potfest but I didn't leave my own stand much.
Here are just a few photos of other potters whose stands were quite near.
I really enjoyed the festival this year and although it's quite a long journey it all went very smoothly. I found talking to other potters very inspirational and have come away feeling very motivated to get further with my own work.
Meeting the other bloggers was a treat and I was surprised at how much of a connection there is between us through blogging. When I came away it felt as if I was saying good-bye to family! (You can check out Hannah and Christine's blogs for more photos.
Chris of Potfest has put a picture of every potter and their stand on Flickr. I think it gives a wonderful glimpse of each potter and their work - well worth checking out.
Next week we are off to a youth camp ( no I'm not the youth I'm cook and bottle washer). So no blogging or potting just yet.


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the photos. I went to look at Chris' too. Those are great.

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  2. Hi Margaret. It was great seeing Chris' pics on Flickr. Thanks for the link. Enjoyed seeing all that work and the faces that made it.

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  3. Looking at the photos, I wonder if I am a distant relative of the "Paul Young" on the booth banner. Looks like it was a great get together!
    I apologize for the rest of this comment - but I couldn't find your email address. :(


    Please pardon the mass distribution of emails, but I have a question for all of the artists that I follow on my blog list – and any others who may read this through other bloggers.
    As you know from my blog, I have started the new ceramics program at a local high school. One of the projects that I have assigned the students is a ceramic artist research paper. It is a chance for them to see the works of many different potters, with many different styles and types of clay works – from different parts of the world. They have to download 2 pictures of the artists’ work, and email the artist to ask several questions about their work, what influenced their style, the medium they work in, the glazes they used on a particular piece, etc. They only need to write 250 words, but I’m hoping they will end up with much more. Their final project is to create a piece in the same style and construction technique as the artist they choose for their report (in their own personal interpretation of course).
    May I have your permission to steer them to your blog and website to obtain information, and to contact you by email? I would appreciate it immensely, and you would be able to influence this new generation of students in their search for new outlets in the world of art.
    Thanks in advance for reading this post, and for your quick replies.
    Happy Mudding!

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