Connie Norman
Connie Norman

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Work in Progress: The DIA Commission

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Here is work in progress on  my Denver International Airport commission.  I’m making 29 pots for DIA  to give to the Mayor of Takayama, and officials who work for an airport In Takayama, Japan.  I have to  make all these pieces in six short weeks.  The text that is going on them is; Denver -  Takayama 50th Anniversary and Ascent to Asia, Denver – Tokyo Nonstop. I have to make 25 bowls and 4 larger architectural pieces.  

plains and peaks cover1 I got the commission from having the feature article in the Great Lakes  Airlines Magazine Peaks and Plains.  (If you want to see the post about magazine click here.)  The marketing manager bought a few of my pieces to give to the DIA folks, then they liked my work enough to call for for the commission.  It was all very exciting.  It was really thrilling to see how one thing lead to another. 

Here are the pieces so far…

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Work in progress

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

These are current pieces that I’m working on.  The slabs 17 inches long, and the stamping on one says, “stir the soul” (this is vessels is for a trade I made with a fiber arts artist) and the other vessel says, “heart, brains and courage.”