Whew! Finally delivered the portrait commissioned by Jim Tuohy, on the left, of Bob Sterling, on the right. The commission was for Ventnor's first Porchfest. Everybody seemed to like the painting so I, in the middle, am very happy.
Teapot and cups ready for bisque fire. The slip and carved leaf decoration are something new. I'm thinking that a touch of color might be a good idea. Just a touch.
I will be showing some of my work at the Marlin Gallery at Camden County College as one of the resident artists of the Clay College. The beautiful work in the photograph below is "Camoflage" by Elizabeth Weatherill, a very talented ceramic artist and friend who allows me to pick her brain from time to time. I love her whimsical artistry.
I'm still enjoying making these "flower pots" and hoping this one comes out okay. It should be out of the kiln by Friday. I especially like to play with contrast between the inside and outside of the pot.
I'm reposting "Painted Pots." This time with pictures. This is some new imagery I'm trying out. I love day lilies, so it was a natural choice. These bowls were painted with underglazes on slip. Now I have to wait and see how they turn out. More later.
Glynnis Reed, Leonard Wilkinson and I are the "Three South Jersey Artists" featured at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey for April and May.
Three teapots made with Sandi Pierantozzi's templates and painted with under glazes. I've also included a shot of my setup at the Holiday Bazaar at the Clay College in Millville.
Stan "The Man" Hunter passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, November 15th.
He enjoyed a long jazz career that included recordings with Jimmy Paxton, Sonny Fortune and Chris Columbo. He performed with John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn and a host of great jazz artists. He traveled all over the United States playing rooms large and small. He was all about the music.
Stan was well known in Atlantic City casinos and will be remembered fondly by his friends here. He was a cool guy. In the days when live music ruled the clubs the smooth sound of his B3 organ rose above the sounds of the casino. Always a showman, always a little larger than life, he paid his talent forward as a music teacher and mentor to his students. As for me, I will remember him in the midst of his loving family wearing a satisfied smile.
Rest easy, Stan.