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I wish I could make these…

 

What a lucky girl I am!!! I want to share my beautiful Christmas presents from my incredible husband. He gave me wonderful ceramics, from amazing artists.keiffer

The first is the Lil’ House Vase form made by Kristen Kieffer.  I’ve loved Kristen’s work for a long time.  I love the layering of detail on her ceramics, it is extravagant, but not overdone.  It’s been really nice to hold and touch her work, because so often when I’ve seen Kieffer’s work in shows, it’s look but not touch.  The satin glaze breaks so beautifully over the slip trailing, I love when one color of glaze works so well on a piece. 

To see more of Kristen’s work go to her website kiefferceramics.com/ it’s worth the trip.  I am very happy to give this lil’ house a new home.

The next two pieces are made by Kari Radaschthe collection 001I had the chance to meet her in Cheyenne a few years ago, when she gave a workshop at Laramie County Community College and I bought one of her butter  dishes (in her old style). 

Again these pieces are much more appreciated in person, rather from a photo.  I love the playfulness of her new work.  They are sophisticated pieces of pottery in technique and skill, but when you look at them, they have the innocents of children’s drawings.  Take a tour of Kari’s website kariradasch.com/.

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Then  I received from my husband a plate made by Ginny Sims.  I was in Minneapolis, Minnesota last July and saw her work at the Northern Clay Center, then I went to teach my class at The Carbondale Clay Center and she was having a solo show there.  I got to spend five days with her work, every  morning before my class started, I was alone in the gallery so I got to fondle her ceramics, with just a little bit of guilt, good thing I didn’t drop anything while I was sneaking peaks.  Here I am again attracted to pottery with decals.  What made me want this piece was the text (of course) the surprise when you turn it over.    Take a peak at Ginny’s website www.ginnysims.com/.

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Kristen, Kari and Ginny welcome to my home.  You will be well cared for here!!!

Todd, thank you so much for my amazing gifts.  I had a very Merry Merry Christmas!

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2 Responses to “I wish I could make these…”

  1. Dorothy Says:

    Hi Connie! I received your package and congratulations on your article, thanks for the mention of us here at Plinth!! We look forward to your show in 2011. And your husband made some wonderful gift choices for you!! We also just confirmed Kristen Keiffer for a show in October 2011 and are so pleased about that.
    Happy New Year and stop by to see us when you are in Denver!
    Dorothy at Plinth

  2. Connie Says:

    Hi Dorothy
    I’m so excited for my show at Plinth!!!! I wish I could make it to Erin’s show this weekend, but Denver is so close and sometimes so far away. I will make it down to see the show.