Friday, December 30, 2011
Sue was pleased to participate this past month in the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Winter Show 2011 in Greensboro, NC. The show opened December 4, 2011 and closes January 15, 2012. "Since 1979, Green Hill Center's Winter Show continues to be the best venue for buying North Carolina art for the holiday season. Winter Show exhibition brings together over 100 artists each year from across North Carolina and constitutes a comprehensive survey of the finest art and crafts being produced in the state." See the art work at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenhillcenter/sets/72157627346311927/
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A big thank you to Donna Green at Southern Pottery Workcenter. We sure enjoyed spending time in your gallery and the opening reception was truly fun.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
You say I am repeating Something I have said before. I shall say it again. Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there, To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not, You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy. In order to arrive at what you do not know You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess what you do not possess You must go by the way of dispossession. In order to arrive at what you are not You must go through the way in which you are not. And what you do not know is the only thing you know And what you own is what you do not own And where you are is where you are not.
Friday, October 21, 2011
"Strange how a teapot can represent at the Same time the comforts of solitude and the Pleasure of company."-Zen Haiku Quote
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Improv Girls Of Clay - Beginning in 2010, with a desire to have a teapot show together, potters Sue Grier, Patti Connor-Greene & Denise Woodward-Detrich unofficially began The Improv Girls Of Clay. They set out to meet periodically at each other’s studios to talk about teapots, clay techniques & an assortment of other topics. At one point during the first year, they decided to embark on a collaborative experiment with the exchange of the different parts of the teapot – spouts, bodies & lids. When they met next, with the experimental teapots in hand, the form discovery & process exploration they had achieved was noteworthy. As the rest of the year passed & the date for Conversations With Teapots approached, the artists were aware of a desire to keep working together on a ‘next’ pottery form - including some special twist such as the ‘parts exchange’ with the teapots. And so, The Improv Girls Of Clay officially came into formation. They are excited to be moving to this next form – vases, plus a collaborative aspect has already been identified. As artists, the collaborative projects within the show expectations have added a lively & creative twist to their studio time. See their initial three-person exhibit, Conversations With Teapots, at the Toe River Arts Council Gallery in Burnsville, NC from September 9, 2011 through October 8, 2011.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Featuring teapots and more by clay artists Denise Woodward-Detrich, Patti Connor-Greene and Sue Grier. We've a fine selection from practical to sculptural - including porcelain, stoneware & earthenware teapots. Firing methods including reduction, electric, salt & wood. Join us for our Opening Reception Friday, September 9, from 5-8 PM at the Toe River Arts Council's Burnsville Gallery. Located at 102 W Main Street, Burnsville, NC; 828-682-7215; Gallery hours are 10 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Saturday.