My horse from the Hamiltion community hearth firing was selected for the annual Auckland Studio Potters exhibition, Fire and Clay. Can’t quite believe it, but Horse is now part of the James Wallace Art Trust collection and will reside at Pah Homestead. A dream come true.
Interior Landscape. You can’t see the various pieces of work potters from WSP contributed to the interior landscape of the horse. People from the community hearth team, from the Play With Clay class, other WSP potters-in-residence, friends etc, all put in little bits of ceramic work into the interior vitrine, to add to the rich story of this horse.
Horse at the Auckland Studio Potters annual exhibition, Fire and Clay, held at the James Wallace Arts Trust property, Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland.
Elsa’s The Tron
Chris, Bev and Susan
Horses before firing.
Today we installed four of the Community Hearth horses at Diane Parker’s gallery, Gateway Ceramics, Kaipaki Rd, Waikato.
We think they look lovely standing hoof-deep in clover; and hopefully a few more of the CH horses will join them during the week. It’s a nice completion to the project to have them on show, although there will be a ‘lessons learnt’ session by the team and also a slide presentation to the WSP on members’ night, 18th December.
Community Hearth horses at Gateway Ceramics Gallery
Susan St Lawrence with the Community Hearth horse maquette
Sandra Quintal’s ‘Little Pony’
Elsa Lye’s ‘The Tron’
Yvette Phillips’ ‘Henry’
It takes AGES to sort through the photos and downsize them for this blog (facebook you can just download any size), so my lovely friend Nicola has put the photos on to a Picasa album with public access. The photos are uncropped or adjusted, but will give you a feel for the great day we had.
Community Hearth Album on Picasa
And I’ve added some photos that Yasmin took…
Community Hearth Album_extra photos on Picasa
Here are two of my favourite clips of the day.
Stoking the kilns