Let’s start off 2020 with a bang! I’ve just returned in time to type up syllabi for Monday’s classes spending my Christmas break back at Mission. I knew I couldn’t settle until I got into color. Thanks to Bryan Vansell, Hans Miles, John and the Mission crew for letting me return while most were on vacation. Once you go big....it’s all you can think about. check out more detailed images on my Instagram page. Keep in mind the colors will change during the firing which will happen around March.
Appalachia Now at the Asheville Art Museum closes February 2. The museum is asking for pricing on pieces so collectors or the museum can select works for their private collections. Contact the Asheville Art Museum if you want in on the event. I would be anxiously applying for future shows but I’ve got a new project!
I’ve ecstatically agreed to do two one-hour underglaze demonstrations at NCECA (March) for the launch of the Laguna Clay Silky line. For those of you who have been to NCECA, you can vouch for how much you learn by watching the demos. I am honored. Axner Clay in Florida will be sending me some platter forms to decorate and fire before hand. I was debating on some Southernisms I haven’t drawn yet. This semester will be jam packed. I had planned on cranking out some mugs to sell but these platters will take top priority.
In April I will find out if I have been granted sabbatical for Spring 2021. Wish me luck. I’ll be wrapping things up as I end over ten years of serving as Department Chair and gallery curator/manager. I am so ready to pass the torch enabling me to focus solely on creating my art, teaching, and exhibiting. If you are interested in public art, I’d love to be the one making it. Now is the time to schedule idea sessions!
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.