Monday, November 11, 2013

Then… now… and in between...

It's late… which won't surprise anyone who knows me.
Yessss… a confirmed night owl.  
Even my cats are ready to go to bed before I am.

It's a lovely quiet night, and thankfully the skunks have gone 
to bother someone else.
A good time, I think, to post some random photos.

My hand built, coiled sgraffito pot recently sold at 
Bella Vista Art Gallery 
in Asheville, NC!

My beautiful, talented daughter promotes my pottery!

Guido.  Sun tiger.

Breakfast companions on the deck.

Shadows from window art….

I painted these designs in hopes that the birds
would see the glass.  It does seem to help!

Wanda Marie.  Looking sweet and peaceful.
 Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

New bowls designed with underglaze and wax resist!  
The one on the left sold at the Terra Madre Show last weekend.
But the one on the right will be at 
The Foothills Fine Crafts Show this weekend in Knoxville.

New sgraffito tea cups!
After a brief tussle the one on the right sold 
at the Terra Madre Show.
The one on the left will be leaving shortly for Planet Texas!
(Thank you, Christine!)

A new experimental piece with sgraffito decoration.  
This will be in the Foothills Show.
Carving this was interesting.  Because it takes quite a while to carve the 
intricate design, the piece began to open up a bit as it dried. 
To prevent it from opening further, I protected it with foam and sandwiched it 
between stacks of books as it finished drying.

…and the back.

Tripods ready for glaze.

Guido, Godzilla and me.

(Godzilla… a slow work in progress by my very talented son, Tyler.)


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Oooooo! Bella Vista Art Gallery!

It's been a ridiculously busy spring and summer, 
and I cringe at the thought that I've neglected this blog.
The part of me that rejoices in neat and ordered things wants 
to list all the ridiculously busy events I've been tied up with.  
Chronologically.  With suitable detail.  
And photos.

The other part of me wants to skip all that, jump up and down, and shriek
"I'm in a gallery in Asheville!"

Christin Zelenka and Glenn Garson of 
Bella Vista Art Gallery
selected about 15 of my sgraffito pieces for their gallery
in Biltmore Village.
I am honored and ecstatic!

My 'Cat Nap & Bones' sgraffito platter.

My large coiled and sgraffito'd vase on left.

Sgraffito'd platters, tumblers and bowls, oh my!

I hope you can pop in and check it out if you're in Asheville.
14 Lodge Street, Asheville NC  28803

Friday, February 1, 2013


This happy catfish mug will be my mascot for the 
Underglaze & Resist Workshop
next month at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center
where we'll play with this majolica-esque technique!

I'll try to post pix soon of the soup bowls.
And hopefully we'll have figured out dates for this 
workshop to be held at the
Oak Ridge Art Center.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Peek...

Here's a peek at a new mug ready to be glazed.
I'm afraid the colors are a bit off here... 
the lights in the studio aren't very good for pix.
The catfish's (merkitty? purrmaid?) body is yellow with orange stripes, 
and the tail is various pale greens.

In the background are some bowls for the Oak Ridge Art Center's 
fabulous fundraiser, Souper Bowl, to be held this Friday Feb 1st.
Please check out for details.
(These bowls are a joint effort with the amazing Bill Capshaw
who throws lighter-than-air bowls!)

I plan on taking the mug to the Underglaze and Resist Workshop  
I'm teaching at the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center in 
Norris, TN on Mar 2-3.
I hope to be offering the same workshop at the 
Oak Ridge Art Center, but I haven't coordinated a date yet.  oops.
For updates please check back here or 
my Jane Cartwright Pottery page on facebook.