Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reclaiming Blue

I probably first heard the phrase, "If you can't make it good, make it big. If you can't make it big, make it blue" right after unloading a kiln full of noxema jar-colored early attempts. Potters usually have a love/hate relationship with the color. Often referred to as "cash-flow blue," it is a favorite among buyers, yet easy-to-come-by cobalt blues often cause potters to throw up a little in the mouth. My studio mate, Virginia Jenkins, would have two words for this: "ceramic baggage". Well folks, it's time to throw out the baggage and reclaim the color blue.

Confession: I am a lover of the cool-hues: turquoises, celadons, mint greens and yes, blues of all shades. Mudfire Gallery in Georgia is too and their new exhibition, "Damn Right I Got the Blues" proves it. Usually the blues are cool, but if you want to check out some HOT work, featuring the coolest color, see it at
The exhibit opens officially on June 4th, but you can preview all the work now.

The folks at Mudfire are on top of it, and have created artist pages for nearly every artist they have worked with. I even have my own artist page, which lists the five pieces of mine in the show:

And while you're there, check out my friend, and fellow UF alumn, Sara Marraffino's work in the show too.

Hope you can let the blues get the best of you!

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