Tagged with ceramics

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. II: Nature Mingles with Tech at Mesa Contemporary Arts

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. II: Nature Mingles with Tech at Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum opened its 35th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition last month in the Dobson Main Gallery, displaying handmade artwork juried by Independent Curator Julie Muñiz, who chose thirty-five artists representing fourteen U.S. states. As one of the artists selected for this prestigious exhibition, I traveled over 2000 miles each way from my Philadelphia-area … Continue reading

Cyber Monday: What Did I Buy? Shop Handmade

Cyber Monday: What Did I Buy? Shop Handmade

Like many of us, I was glued to my computer for the past weekend, checking sales and getting ideas for what to purchase as gifts for the upcoming Christmas/holiday season. Philadelphia’s own The Clay Studio ran a wonderful “Cyber Monday” promo starting last weekend and ending this past Monday for free shipping anywhere in the … Continue reading

Honesty and Elegance of Derek Au

Honesty and Elegance of Derek Au

Last Friday evening, I was excitedly hurrying into the city during peak rush hour to catch the opening of Derek Au’s work at The Clay Studio in downtown Philadelphia. American-born of Chinese descent, Au lives and maintains his studio in Jingdezhen China, a region historically known for its ceramic traditions. Au’s pieces are made from … Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you, Jeannette of French Paintings, for nominating art does matter for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” I’m thrilled to be chosen especially on this week that marks my seven-month anniversary of starting this blog. The rules of accepting this award are pretty simple to follow. First, you must thank the person who nominated you; … Continue reading

Inside “The Clay Studio”:  New MFA Graduates Shine

Inside “The Clay Studio”: New MFA Graduates Shine

So much of the art scene in downtown Philadelphia comes nearly to a halt during the late summer months, as residents scatter throughout the tri-state area to the New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland beaches. However, the contemplation of and dedication to craft is alive and well in Olde City Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio. Last Friday, … Continue reading

Ani Kasten: Refined “Offerings”

Ani Kasten: Refined “Offerings”

Ani Kasten’s delicate ceramic vessels were a sheer delight to see at Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio last week, as her solo exhibition, Offering, opened on Friday evening to a bustling area of “First Friday” art gallery visitors.  As I walked around the airy and open front rooms of the exhibit space, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading