Deborah Britt Pottery News http://deborahbrittpottery.com The latest news from Deborah Britt Pottery. en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:40:18 CDT Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:40:18 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss What's New! <div> I'm busy in the studio with lots of upcoming events!&nbsp; I'm honored to have "The Falls" chosen to be displayed at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY.&nbsp; I am beefing up the installation by building additional "Fence" to surround it.&nbsp; It will be an outdoor installation that will be on display throughout the summer.</div> <div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4289.jpg" height="320" width="240" /><img alt="" src="http://www.deborahbrittpottery.com/resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4291.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></div><div>The Falls&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Falls (Detail)</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4292.jpg" height="320" width="240" />&nbsp;</div><div>Fence</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Our POWR group has a Mother's Day Sale scheduled for the weekend of May 2 at the Coalter Loft above the Gannett Grill in Lander, WY.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I will also be exhibiting at the Lander Art Center in June with a group of Cheyenne-based artists for a show called "West by New West".&nbsp; I'm working on new sculptural pieces for that.&nbsp; More on these upcoming events as they get closer.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Meanwhile, I'll be attending the CLICK! Conference in Fort Washakie this weekend and hope to return inspired and ready to work!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div> </div> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:33:28 CDT The "F" Words--Form, Function & Flux a success! <div> Here are a few photos from the "F" Word Exhibit, now on display at Lander Art Center through October 26.&nbsp; Nine members of our POWR (Potters of the Wind Rivers) group are represented.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; 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Words&#8212;Form, Function and Flux, </em>relates to the ambiguity of our medium, and the frustrations we, as artists, must deal with as we balance our work and careers on an ever-changing threshold.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Is it fine art, or craft?<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>The argument, one that has been debated for many decades, continues, leaving ceramic artists in a constant state of Flux*.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">*FLUX:<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>1.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Constant change.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="mso-tab-count:1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>2.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>A substance mixed with a solid in order to lower its melting point, used especially to promote vitrification in glass or ceramic. </span></p> </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4234.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Pamela Spencer-Hockett, "Final"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4236.jpg" height="375" width="500" /></div><div align="center">Carolyn Orr, "Fornax Constellation Platter" and "Flower Tower"</div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4237.jpg" height="666" width="500" /></div><div align="center">&nbsp;Ken Rieman, "Flambe" jugs and Donna Yost, "Footsteps"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4238.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Donna Yost, "Footsteps", and Ken Rieman, "Raku Vessel"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4239.jpg" height="666" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Carolyn Orr, "Fox" and Nancy Ebbert, "Horse Woman"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4241.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Mariah Weigel, "Friendship"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4242.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Shawna Pickinpaugh, "Of Flowers &amp; Facets", </div><div align="center">and Pamela Spencer-Hockett, "Frickin' Big Foliage"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none; text-align: center;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4245___Version_2.jpg" height="943" width="500" />&nbsp;</div><div align="center">&nbsp;Deborah Britt, "The Falls"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4246.jpg" height="666" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Deborah Britt, "The Falls" (detail)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4248.jpg" height="375" width="500" /></div><div align="center">&nbsp;Cristin Zimmer, "Flirting Fascination"</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4256.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Nancy Ebbert, "F Bombs"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4257.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Deborah Britt, "Flower Bricks I, II &amp; III", "Firkin"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4261.jpg" height="666" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Cristin Zimmer, "Free For All"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none; text-align: center;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4262.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Shawna Pickinpaugh, "Forever"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4263.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Donna Yost, "Family of Two and a Friend"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4264.jpg" height="666" width="500" /></div><div align="center"> Shawna Pickinpaugh, "Flashback"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4265.jpg" height="666" width="500" /></div><div align="center">&nbsp;Pamela Spencer-Hockett, "Furrows" and Mariah Weigel, "Flasks"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4270.jpg" height="666" width="500" /></div><div align="center">&nbsp;Shawna Pickinpaugh, "Freshet"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4271.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">Carolyn Orr, "Festival at Fairy Forest"</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="border-width: medium; border-style: none; -moz-border-top-colors: none; -moz-border-right-colors: none; -moz-border-bottom-colors: none; -moz-border-left-colors: none; border-image: none;" align="center"><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4278.jpg" height="375" width="500" /> </div><div align="center">The "F" Word:&nbsp; Form, Function &amp; Flux, Installation shot</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:11:34 CDT The "F" Words--Form, Function & Flux I haven't posted in a while.&nbsp; I've been crazy busy in the studio, preparing for The <br /><div>"F" Words---Form, Function &amp; Flux exhibit presented by our ceramic group, POWR (Potters of the Wind Rivers).&nbsp;&nbsp; There will be nine artists presenting, and the work ranges from raku to wood fire, salt fire, and electric.&nbsp; Our group has been working on this for the past 18 months, and we are EXTREMELY excited to see it all come to fruition.&nbsp; The parameters for the work were broad, but the idea was that we exhibit our abilities to create sculptural as well as functional work.&nbsp; The kicker is that every piece as to have something to do with the letter "F".&nbsp; Here are a few photos of my work for the show, some finished, some in process.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_2968.jpg" height="375" width="500" /></div><div>Flower Brick--one of the functional pieces.</div><div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4151.jpg" /></div><div>&nbsp;Thanks to Suzanne Stephenson's video on architectural ceramics, I built this tool to help me make the columns for "Folly",&nbsp; my fake temple ruin.</div><div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4169.jpg" /></div><div>&nbsp;This lovely feline will be gracing the tops of one of the columns in "Folly".</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20130907_184010.jpg" /></div><div>The lovely feline studio assistant, Sasha, atop an earlier sculpture not meant for the F Word show, but her favorite place to take a break</div><div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20130908_082814.jpg" /></div><div>The lovely feline Sasha rolling in the bisqued beads meant for&nbsp; "The Falls".&nbsp; She only broke three--a record for her!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The show opens on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 pm at Lander Art Center and runs through October 26.&nbsp; If you are in the neighborhood, I would love to see you!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I have some new work from the recent firings, and as soon as the dust settles, I will post them to the site, so stay tuned!</div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:06:11 CDT Janet Mansfield <div> I was sad to learn today of the passing of one of my heroes, Janet Mansfield.&nbsp; As a reader of her books and publications, and a fan of her work (especially the salt-glaze pieces), I was sorry to hear of her passing at age 79.&nbsp; Here&#8217;s a link to a mini interview she gave in 2006 for <a target="_parent" title="Janet Mansfield Interview" href="http://www.ceramicstoday.com/ucp/mansfield.htm">Ceramics Today</a> </div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/28920_10151414040954885_2079628064_n.jpg" height="315" width="392" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/Janet_Mansfield_1998.jpg" height="470" width="359" />&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/Janet_Mansfield.gif" height="450" width="295" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rest in Peace, Janet.&nbsp; 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