Gallery Life


Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
I don't know about other areas of the country, but around here in the Catawba River valley we have to deal with the Great Stink Bug Menace. It seems that stink bugs have infiltrated every nook and cranny of our fine town over the last few years. What was once an occasional nuisance has become an ongoing annoyance. As I work the gallery today, I've been picking stink bugs off the insides of our front windows and tossing them outside the door. I've also found them on the floor, the walls, the pottery... pretty much everywhere. I'll be working on one side of the room and eventually become aw..
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Published Friday, August 29, 2014
Since the gallery opened last year, I've had to really adapt my approach to... well, almost everything. Even though I've been a full-time professional potter for many years, the additional role of "gallery owner" has thrown a big wrench in my standard way of getting things done. I've always had a tendency toward perfectionism when it comes to making pots and now that impulse has extended itself into the look and operation of the gallery. I can easily obsess over the smallest detail if I don't catch myself. Today, it was the placement of exhibition cards for Southern Women Potters (In fact, I o..
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Glass Show Week
Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
This week at the gallery, we've all been furiously getting ready for the opening receptions for the Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition. The show takes place at four different venues in downtown Morganton, and this is our first year participating. Unlike some of our previous openings, we have a little more experience under our belts and have worked our way through preparations at a calmer pace. One new aspect to this opening is the photography. With the new website, the plan is to photograph and post all of the work from exhibitions on the site so that people from everywhere can ..
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