Opening weekend at fourth & clay. Two great days of good wishes, terrific art and some great sales. We even had an spontaneous installation going on when Mel, a talented graffiti artist, added his wonderful art to the outside wall of the building. Check out Diana's great photos on her blog: one black bird.
Please join us on Friday night for the Grand Opening Party - 2390 "C" 4th St (at Channing Way), Berkeley - from 7-10. We'll be open every Sat & Sun through Dec 16 (11am-6pm).
Here are some pics taken by John:
A view of the gallery from the outside at night
Mel with his work in progress. Diana took a photo of the finished piece. See it on one black bird
Susannah Schnick's cosmetic and clutch bags - embroidered with birds, flowers and an occasional strip-tease.
rae dunn's snowy white table filled with her wonderful ceramics .
Diana and me and an actual customer. John's beautiful menorah is in the center of the photo.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I've been crazy busy getting ready for the opening of fourth & clay. I'm nervous and excited but everything is coming together beautifully. Yesterday the City of Berkeley approved the permit to upgrade my electrical (it's only taken 6 months)...YEAH. The gallery lighting has been installed and works great. All I need to do is install the new electrical panel and the kilns can start cooking. I am a happy potter. Do you know of anyone who would like to be part of this light-filled, open airy space? I am looking for 2 studio mates.
If you are in the Bay Area please come by and check it out and PLEASE join diana, rae, john, susannah and me for the OPENING PARTY Nov 30 from 7-10:
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Here's a picture of a new teapot fresh from the kiln. I am pretty happy with the way it came out - once in awhile the kiln god can be kind.
Yesterday for John's birthday we took a trip to the de Young Museum and saw an amazing tea pot show. In a room with a floor to ceiling mirrored wall, that made the exposition look as if it went on into eternity, we saw mountains of beautiful inspiring pieces. There were whimsical pots, political pieces, pots that couldn't hold water and one work by my all time favorite potter Betty Woodman. If you live in the SF Bay Area don't miss this show.
Talk about inspiring, my great friend Diana Fayt is having an opening tonight at the Candy Store in San Francisco.Diana's ceramics are consistently beautiful but what is so great about this show is that she is exploring new directions with wonderful drawings of lovingly rendered babuska ladies. The photos of her work look fabulous and I can't wait to be awed by it all in person tonight.