I feel extremely honored to have work in the American Craft Today show at The Bascom in Highlands, NC. There are many reasons to be proud – being selected by any juror is an honor, having work displayed in a gallery is an honor, having my work displayed amongst such accomplished artists is an honor, etc. But there are some extremely special circumstances about this show!
Firstly, the location is INCREDIBLE! The Bascom opened a little over a year ago on beautiful farmland, complete with a covered bridge and several rustic barns with modern ammeneties. Now the place is a dream to visit, both for the architecture, the location (Highlands is high up in the mountains of North Carolina and beautiful for that as well as having great weather most of the year), and it is FREE to visit!
Secondly, the juror for this exhibit, Carol Sauvion, is the producer of the Peabody Award-winning Craft in America television documentary, a PBS special now on DVD and with a corresponding book. This woman has had the opportunity to work with some of the best craft artists in the country (did I mention she owns Freehand Gallery in LA?), and to have her select my pottery to be in a show titled, “American Craft Today” is the BOMB!!!
I just want to THANK The Bascom and Carol Sauvion for honoring me with such a gift!
I would also like to extend an invitation to anyone reading this blog that may be close to Highlands, NC over the next several months. The show opens October 2 during the Celebration: Art, Design and Craft festivities. You can visit anytime from now until December 18, 2010. At that point, I do hope my pots go home with someone special who will use and enjoy my teapot, cups and saucers and sugar/creamer set.