There will be a raffle of some very spectacular pieces created by guest artists just for this year’s event
See the raffle pieces and buy your tickets at the Bowl Pickup on Saturday, September 12, 11 to 2, at the Newell Shelter in Capron Park, Attleboro, MA.
25 tickets will be $20, cash preferred.
Here are the guest artists and the raffle items:
Sarah Mott has created a set of eight sgraffito decorated bowls for the raffle. Sarah is an Attleboro artist who graduated from the Mass College of Art Boston. Her ceramic work has been sold and exhibited nationally and internationally. She has her artwork in a variety of private and public collections including the White House American Craft holiday collection.
Sally Cobb has been responsible for throwing over half of our bowl inventory plus all of the small thank you bowls for our glaze nighters. She is an Attleboro potter with over 30 years of experience creating functional stoneware. She taught pottery for many years, sold and exhibited her work locally, and now works exclusively for charity.
Jay Montgomery and Leah Mahiri of Attleboro will have 2 items in the raffle, a creamer and sugar set plus a really fun piggy bank! Jay recently moved to Attleboro from Northern California. I am retired and I’m devoting my free time to my ceramic interests. I’ve been working with clay for 45 plus years, most recently working with Empty bowls, Attleboro.
Lindsey Epstein of Tiverton, RI creates fine, functional pottery and sculpture elegantly crafted to enhance your daily life.
She uses a variety of techniques to develop intriguing surfaces, including crystalline glazes. As an avid horsewoman, she also makes raku-fired sculptures that capture the movement and beauty of the horse.
Boyan Moskov lives in New Hampshire with his wife and son. He was born in Bulgaria where he was educated at the Troyan Arts School and the Sofia Art Academy.
Karole Nicholson attended Rhode Island School of Design studying graphic and advertising design. Pastel, collage and mixed media are her mediums of choice. Her award winning work has appeared in many national juried exhibitions. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod and the Providence Art Club. Exhibitions include the Vose Gallery, Attleboro Arts Museum, Next Door Gallery, True Grit Gallery and Illuminations Gallery. You can find Karole’s work on her website.
Lisa Granata holds a BFA in General Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a year’s study in Florence Italy at Studio Arts Center International. Lisa has been teaching a variety of art classes at the Attleboro Arts Museum since 1993 and teaching Introduction to Visual Arts at Dean College since 2002. Her exhibitions include galleries and museums on the east coast, midwest, and Italy.
Danika Notar’s work is rooted in functional wheel-thrown pottery and inspired by traditional Japanese ceramics and textiles. One of my greatest influences is Bill Van Gilder. He taught me the power of subtle forms and how to keep my process innovative. I watched Bill turn the spring from a ballpoint pen into a clay tool once and use car mats for texturing handles and plates. His resourcefulness is amazing always finding inspiration in unique places, from bakeshops to junk stores. Bill showed me how to make better handles and spouts by comparing them to the soft natural curve of tree branches. He also showed me the beauty of slips and wood ash on pottery surfaces. I aspire to stretch the conventional boundaries of the functional pot in order to create my own forms that have a dynamic composition and flow of energy. I sketch a lot of ideas on paper. Then I start with wheel-thrown basic forms like bowls and mugs and then begin to alter them by darting and rasping the soft leather hard forms. The surface treatment on the last pots I made was textured with hand-carved stamps inspired by Japanese textiles. I love the ashy surface that a wood kiln leaves on pots but am not limited to that technique as it is very labor-intensive. I have continues to sketch and have many books filled with ideas. I am quite excited to make these two-dimensional ideas in my books come to life.
Sang Joon Park is a ceramic artist. Originally from Korea, he currently lives and works in New York area and attends many major art/craft shows.
“I started working on the bowl series in 2005. Before starting this series, I had never thought of the bowls as art. I can make beautiful bowls but I never thought a bowl was enough to encompass the expression of my life, my heart, my soul and my spirit. Indeed I have found that a bowl can hold so much more.”
Erica Lynn Hood graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014 with a BFA in ceramics. She has recently moved to Attleboro.
Erica works with a cone 6 ivory colored porcelain clay body and black underglaze. She utilizes wheel throwing, hand building, and mold making techniques when creating functional ware. Currently, she is interested in transferring her illustrations onto functional and sculptural forms. Her surface design is inspired by animals, wallpaper, nature, and ink wash paintings.