Here I am with my idol’s famous piece, “The Scarab Vase.” I was awe-struck to see it in person. It is even more beautiful when you see the delicate turquoise glaze that just highlights parts of the vase. How DID she do that? As far as I am concerned it is one of the wonders of the world. My world, for sure.
AT CLAYSCAPES POTTERY GALLERY
The Clayscapes Pottery Studio and Gallery were one of the sponsors of the competion along with the museum and regional arts and potter’s councils. Most potters sent in from 1 to 3 entries to the competition. Out of those entered the judges picked about 50 I believe to be shown in the gallery and with another 15 going to the museum. The pictures below are just a few of the many outragiously beautiful and intrically carved vases that came from all over the country to this competition. After seeing the gallery show I was even more honored just to be exhibited along with them.
Here are the four pieces that make up my, “Georgia Wood” entry at the gallery.
My other piece, “Seashore”, is the the fourth one on the second shelf on the left. Smaller pieces were exhibited on the walls on two sides of the gallery.
Now then look at the competition. These are just a few of the amazing pieces entered in the competition.
The first looks like real birch wood. I’d love to know how the artist just glaze to get that realistic effect. These other two pieces give you just an idea of the quality of work pottery carvers are doing. I have much to aspire to.