Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm back!

After a long (very long...) absence, I'm back to the blogging population. My studio has been working in overdrive the past few months: workshops, an artist residency in a local school, a public art project completed, a couple group shows, and one feature show to boot. I'm excited to share all of these happenings with you, my faithful readers (I thank those who check this site often, and apologize for the lack of entries recently).

Below are some images from a new show at Lark and Key Gallery, in Charlotte, featuring my work and beautiful paintings by Angie Renfro. They are a reflection of my life as a mom, as well as my changing body during my second pregnancy (yes, Guthrie is going to be a big brother soon!). Even though the opening has already passed, the show remains up through September. If you're in Charlotte, in the NODA area, be sure to stop by and take a look!
The "marquee" piece of the show (at least in my opinion) is this train that was inspired by a painting that hangs above his bed in Guthrie's room, created by one of my favorite artists, Duy Huynh. I haven't measured my train, but I think it's around 3.5 to 4 feet wide in 3 sections that can be shown separately or together. It was a labor of love- a great piece to indulge myself in painstaking detail. Yum!
Preggy vases- bulging bellies and hips. Hummm, an uncanny resemblance to my body right now!

Train detail- the wheels do turn, but not too well. Definitely not a toy!
I'm happy to be back and will post soon about some other recent projects! Thanks for reading.


Linda Starr said...

Hi Amy, boy you have been busy. Love the train and the tiles on the wall and those pregy vases are great. Congratulations on your future second child. Look forward to hearing more about your upcoming work.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Amy,
Congratulations on baby #2! I am sure Guthrie will enjoy a play mate. I know the Grandparents are ecstatic :-)
I am also very happy for your many opportunities that you have had since you last posted.
Take care,
Gaylynn said...

So glad to see you back in the land of blog, I have enjoyed being around your pieces at Claymakers. I'm not taking classes there right now, but in exchange for my studio work I'll be taking your workshop. Can't wait!!Love the train!

Jessa said...

Amy. Incredible.

Jen Mecca said...

The train turned out so good! And I love your "shaply" vases. I can't wait to get down there to see that show. I'm glad you back bloggin'!Jen

amy said...

Thanks guys. It's great to be back blogging.

Linda- the "tiles" are actually Angie's paintings. Check out her website from the link in the entry. She makes amazing work and they're even better in person.

Tracey- So glad to hear that you're taking the workshop! It's coming up soon..

Anna said...

Terrific work! I love your pallate of muted colors. And the train....! Just shows you can use clay for almost anything. :)

BeckyMPH said...

Oh, those preggy vases are adorable. I now have a new item on my "must get me one of those" list.

Clay Lady said...

Beautiful! I love your colors and textures!

Sharon Kabbes said...

Hi Amy!

Love this new work of bulging bodies and mommyitis influenced pieces!

When you get the clay and kids thing all figured out, you'll have to tell me how you do it!

Mine are 11 and 9 and even though they're in school during the day, I still only manage a few hours in the studio at a time. Maybe an offsite studio would do the trick. I don't think I'd hear my dryer buzzer that way!!!

Much luck to you, Brian and Guthrie as you blaze down the "Expanding Family" trail.

I always say, "the greatest gift you can give to your child is a sibling"!

I'll be looking for news soon!

Denise Kollaritsch said...

Hi Amy!
I have just recently gotten back into pottery and have a quick question for you. on your pieces like the train, are you painting those with stains on bisqueware, or are those matt glazes??
I love your work! It is wonderful.
Thanks so much for any help you can give