Deborah Britt Pottery News The latest news from Deborah Britt Pottery. en-us Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:36:34 CST Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:36:34 CST New Work and Wyoming Cowboy Series <div>After several months of working in my rented studio space here in Gold Beach, I returned to my permanent home and studio in Wyoming to complete the work begun in Oregon in my salt kiln.&nbsp; After hours/days of firing and exposure to the salt atmosphere, the kiln is starting to look a little <em>too </em>seasoned!&nbsp; Fingers crossed each time I light the burners that the structure will withstand a few more firings, because as most wood and salt fire potters are aware, the more seasoned the kiln, the better the results!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I'd like to shout out a special thank you to my wonderful clay buddies in Wyoming who helped me with the preparations and loading for the firings--you know who you are!&nbsp; You guys are not only great potters, but great company AND great help!&nbsp; For more on our pottery group, check out our group website:&nbsp; <a href="">Potters of the Wind Rivers</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I'd also like you to check out this new series of work, featuring the official Wyoming Cowboy logo, sure to be popular with visitors as well as Wyoming natives!&nbsp; These mugs, wine cups and shot glasses are available exclusively at Wind River Outdoor Company in Lander, WY.&nbsp; Pictured are a few examples of the shapes and sizes available. &nbsp; The mugs range in size from generous coffee mugs to vessels large enough to hold a pint of beer!&nbsp; Please stop by or contact Wind River Outdoor Company for availability.&nbsp; Here's a link to their website: <a title="Wind River Outdoor Company" href="">Wind River Outdoor Company</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I hope you enjoy the new work!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;<div align="right"><div><div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_5087.JPG" alt="Wyoming Cowboy wine cup" hspace="100" height="216" width="176" vspace="10" align="left" /></div><div align="left"><div><div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_5074.JPG" alt="Wyoming Cowboy Mug" hspace="100" height="193" width="181" /><div align="left"><div><div><div><div><div><div align="center"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_5090.JPG" alt="Wyoming Cowboy Shot Glass" style="text-align: justify;" hspace="100" height="201" width="145" vspace="10" align="left" /></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:54:44 CDT The POWR of Multiples Opens Tomorrow! <div style="line-height: 1.5em;">Mark your calendars!&nbsp; The long-anticipated POWR of Multiples Exhibit is about to debut!&nbsp; The opening takes place at Lander Art Center, 224 Main in Lander, WY on Friday, September 1 from 6-8 pm and will run through October 21, 2017.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;"></div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;">The exhibit explores the idea of multiple objects of a similar nature, including an interactive Totem exhibit, a collaborative Gear Project, etc.&nbsp; There will also be "8 Takes on One Mold", an assignment wherein each artist was given an identical mold to create an object utilizing his or her own style, emphasizing the Multiple Personality aspects of our work.&nbsp; You will also see each artist's independent interpretation of the power of multiples.&nbsp; Here is a sample of my work that represents a tiny portion of the installation that will hopefully pique your interest!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;"></div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;">And yes, there were some obstacles, including explosions in the kiln, battles with rattlesnakes and pack rats over kiln territory, mountain bluebirds whose nests were inconveniently built on top of the salt kiln, power outages that interfered with firings, and broken toes due to dropped fire bricks just to name a few!</div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;"></div><div style="line-height: 1.5em;">See you tomorrow!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div align="center"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/Bottles_in_a_Row.jpg" alt="" /></div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:23:11 CDT Splendid Table Exhibit in Sheridan <p>I'm honored to be included in an exhibit opening today, August 2, 2017, at Sage Community Arts in Sheridan, WY. "Splendid Table" is an exhibition of dinnerware curated by the highly esteemed Elaine Henry and featuring some of my favorite ceramic artists. I plan to attend the artists reception on August 10 before heading back to Lander for more intensive studio time!</p><p> The exhibit runs through September 20, so if you're in the Sheridan area, please stop by and check it out! Here's a preview of my pieces.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/Dinnerware.jpg" alt="" width="576" height="636" />&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:39:25 CDT New Digs in Oregon <div> So we've made it to Oregon with two cats in tow.&nbsp; Travel not being their "thing", the two-day journey from Wyoming was&nbsp; to say the least, a little challenging!&nbsp; However, they (and we) are settling in nicely.&nbsp; I have set up a temporary studio in the basement of our new home and am ready to dig in to the boxes of clay I brought with me.&nbsp; Unfortunately I have no kiln or other equipment with me, so I'm dedicated to hand building at the moment, and on the lookout for local art folks who can help me find a way to bisque my pieces in order to make the journey back to my Wyoming studio and the salt kiln safely.&nbsp; Meanwhile, as I scratch my head over these issues, I have been enjoying the view of the Pacific from my new back deck.&nbsp; I know--no one will have sympathy for my studio woes once they see these--but here are a couple of photos taken from our new home.&nbsp; Enjoy, and stay tuned for the continuing saga of Wyoming/Oregon clay adventures!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/20170210_173337.jpg" alt="" width="580" height="340" />&nbsp;<img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/20170225_084114.jpg" alt="" width="569" height="360" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:13:44 CST The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art <div> This video is well worth watching for art lovers and artists of all mediums!</div><div><a href=""></a>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> </div> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:41:29 CST