Connie Norman
Connie Norman

Philadelphia here I come!!

I’m leaving for Philadelphia to  go to NCECA on Tuesday!  I’m very exciting about going.  Not only do I get to visit with a ton of friends, see great ceramics, hear amazing lectures and workshops,  I’m also going to meet with Lisa Merida-Paytes the galley director of Funke Fired Arts, and we are going to talk a bit about the upcoming show I’m are having there with two other Wyoming artists, Matt Flint and Michael Olson, September 2011.  And she agreed to do an interview on the blog as well!  I will also see Jonathan Kaplan the owner of Plinth Gallery, he has been so supportive of my blog  and me.  Funny, he lives an hour and half from me, and I have to go 1,700 miles to see him.  I truly need to get out more. 

This NCECA I get to be a befuddled tour guide, I am going with my friend Gwen, a NCECA neophyte.  We’ve been told to bring umbrellas, but since we are both westerners, we really are kind of foggy as to what one is.  It seems every other NCECA I go to I get drenched while bus hopping to the galleries.  But this is one of  many adventures we will have, and I can’t wait for all of them.   

This Todd my husband went white water rafting, so I have been a single Mom.  I had grand expectations of getting the rest of my bisque glazed so I could throw it into the kiln right before I leave.  Needless to say I didn’t get much done.  They will be waiting for me when I get back.    

The double walled bowl and the bottles are new forms for me.  So what do you think?



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4 Responses to “Philadelphia here I come!!”

  1. Trudy Fuller Says:

    Would you mind if I said “Yummy”? Makes me want an orange dreamsickle. I love all of the pieces.
    Have a wonderful time in Phili. Thanks for making your work available for us to see.

  2. Linda Starr Says:

    Have fun at the conference, love the double walled bowl and the taller bottle.

  3. Connie Says:

    Thanks Linda!! I wish you were going to NCECA so I could meet you. Maybe next year. When I get back I’m really going to start many new forms.

  4. Connie Says:

    Hi Trudy, funny dreamsickle huh. I would be glad to serve a bunch of dreamsickles up jsut for you.