December 01, 2008

100 Teapots at Baltimore Clayworks



I can't believe it...
It was probably a fluke that I got accepted....
But I'll take it!
I have no idea if one or both got in but these are the 2 that I submitted...
I've never entered one of these competitions so I am indeed happy to have the opportunity to display along side these fabulous artists...










Teapots IV
Artists' Announced
Juried by David MacDonald
January 10 - February 27, 2009
Thank you very much to juror David MacDonald for selecting the work for our exhibition.

Congratulations to the following artist accepted into Teapots IV at Baltimore Clayworks!

You will receive an exhibitor’s packet with more information this week. For those who did not make this show, don’t despair, keep creating and keep trying.

David Austin, Hadi Abbas, Lorna Awalt, Marc Barr, Abigail Deneau, Jim Dugan, Jessica Dubin, Delores Fortuna, Yoshi Fujii, Susan Greenleaf, Jim Geletka, Robert Garron, Hsin-Yi Huang, Matt Hyleck, Steve Hilton, Judi Tavill, Elizabeth Keller, Judith King, Susan Kent, Jon McMillian, Joyce Nagata, Crystal Pillsbury, Roberta Polfus, Collette Smith, Gary Slavinsky, Lauren Sandler, Rebekah Strickland, Joyce Tanner, Katherine Taylor, Delanie Wise, Sherry Wells, Gwendolyn Yoppolo.

David MacDonald, Juror
Statement:
The teapot is the quintessential ceramic enterprise. It is an aspiration to the novice, and a source of inspiration and consternation to the experienced clayworker. It represents the classic culmination techniques and skills acquired during the education of the potter. It required a finely tuned sense of scale and proportion in combining all of the diverse parts into a organic whole, much the same as a newborn child that is scaled down but in perfect proportion. The teapot has fascinated and inspired artists for centuries as a vehicle capable of having meaning and purpose beyond its ability to dispense a certain volume of liquid. It has been used to represent every noble and debased quality of humankind. It has been used to record our observations and enchantment with Nature in her myriad forms. Because of the history and continued fascination with this particular utilitarian form, the expectation for this exhibition is a display of a diverse and experimental interpretation of this classic form. From the conventional to the strange.

But however experimental, one aspect of the teapot must be acknowledged: IT MUST POUR!!!!! For if it doesn't it is not a teapot but a teapot-like object. Some find this as a severe limitation in creative design; while others will if it a challenge. I hope many will rise to the challenge.

The teapot has fascinated and inspired artists for centuries as a vehicle capable of having meaning and purpose beyond its ability to dispense a certain volume of liquid. It is an aspiration to the novice, and a source of inspiration and consternation to the experienced clayworker. It is the quintessential ceramic enterprise.
Because of the history and continued fascination with this particular utilitarian form, the expectation for this exhibition is a display of a diverse and experimental interpretation of this classic form.

From the conventional to the strange. But however experimental, one aspect of the teapot must be acknowledged: IT MUST POUR!!!!! For if it doesn't it is not a teapot but a teapot-like object. Some find this as a severe limitation in creative design; while others will if it a challenge. I hope many will rise to the challenge.

19 comments:

  1. It is no wonder you got accepted. Your work is luscious beautiful, and those teapots are wonderful!

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  2. you are sweet... I hope they like them/it in real life.

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  3. Absolutely no fluke! Your pots are beautiful!

    Umm... is some of that statement by the juror written twice?

    Umm... is some of that statement by the juror written twice?

    :)

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  4. Well-deserved, Judi! Congratulations!!
    Todd in Santa Fe

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  5. fluke schmuke! you rock the house muddy mama! yeah Judi! WOOT!!!!!

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  6. Congrats! I remember when NCECA was at Baltimore, the Clayworks org was amazing! You so deserve this!!

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  7. Look you guys... There is no doubt that you are all fabulous ,wonderful people... but what if they don't like the real pieces... ACK!
    Also... did anyone notice that my last name starts with a T and I should be at the end of the list not SMACK IN THE MIDDLE...perhaps I was an after thought... Again. I'll take it.

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  8. Congrats! Definitely not a fluke - your teapots are gorgeous and creative! And I'm sure they pour beautifully!

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  9. Incredible news, Judi!! Yippeeeeee...... you you, girl.

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  10. Congratulations Judi! No fluke here! Fabulous work! Let me know if they're going to have an opening reception or something like that... I'm close enough and I'd love to go.

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  11. Congratulations! Way to go trying new things and submitting your wonderful teapots

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  12. Congrats! Baltimore Clayworks is a fabulous facility & your work will be wonderful in the show. Your teapots are gorgeous.

    I laugh because I always have that fear -- what if my actual pieces aren't what the juror was looking for - my nightmare - they open the box of my work & close it & ship it right back to me -- YIKES! lol

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  13. Thanks to all of you for the lovely responses...
    Hopefully they will like what they get.

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  14. Congrats!!! I live about an hour or so from the Clayworks but have not yet made it out there. This is a sign that I should head there.

    I have been experiencing the same fear recently! But about a week ago I dropped off my pieces for the exhibit I was accepted into, and they were just included in the preview slide show, so I think that is a good sign.

    And it's no fluke, your work deserves it!

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  15. Huge congratulations on the teapot. When entering shows I always think of it as a raffle- if you don't buy a ticket you won't win a prize!

    Good Luck

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  16. Shannon- That's a great way of looking at it. I will.. from here on out!
    Jerr...Thanks and that's great!

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  17. Congratulations! I'm excited I was accepted, too! I hope ours past the "pour" test! I wish I could go, it's a beautiful gallery, I saw it at NCECA a few years back. I'm hoping to find out soon which one got in too, so I can use the others elsewhere!
    Congrats again!

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  18. I wonder which one too!

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  19. Congrats! It's certainly well-deserved... your teapots are amazing!

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