Jim and I visited the Museum of Art and Design last week to see the exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years. Although Peter Voulkos died in 2002, he left a lasting impression on all who knew him.
Oh, the power of beautiful things! Most of mine offer something of the human heart and the human hand that remind me of the mysterious and beautiful nature of creativity itself. I find joy in having these beautiful things in my life.
Jim and I were excited when we received an invitation to the opening of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum on October 28. About a hundred and fifty people gathered in this impressive newly opened building designed by the architecture firm Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood of Boston. Within the spacious, light-filled museum was a small portion of the University's enormous ceramic collection in a show called Core Sample.
I have always loved Patti Warashina's work. Much of the imagery in her work is mocking of the status quo, working against stereotypes and preconceived notions of women and challenging people to think about the world they live in.
Jim and Anne made a visit to the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, to celebrate the installation of their new Bailey Studio Deluxe Auto-Fire Kiln. A large group of artists, administrators, and teachers gathered to meet the Baileys and to hear Jim lead a workshop on the ease of operation and maintenance of their new Bailey shuttle kiln.