Because of personal reasons, I have not been able to update my website for over a year, nor really create much pottery. I am now fully getting back to making pots and hopefully updating this website. For those who have contacted me, sorry for the delay in answering you.
Celebrate the Red Tulip Gallery Grand Opening
I am one of the founders of Red Tulip Gallery. We have been established now, for a full year now. Our members create in a great variety of media. We have pottery, several styles, glass, both stained and blown glass, fiber art in the form or dolls and period work, plus wearable art, baskets, jewelry, turned wood and handmade wooden furniture.
We have just moved from Newtown, PA to New Hope, PA. Our grand opening was the weekend May 31 and June 1. There will be special events each weekend throughout June. Personally I will be demonstrating my pierced my pierced work on June 7, 11:30 – 1 and 2 – 3:30.
New Hope is a very “artsy” town and we hope to attract many people walking by, plus we have many methods of advertising our beautiful work. You can fine us on Facebook.com/RedTulipGallery, also at www.redtulipcrafts.com. Many folks have followed us from our last location to our new one.
The craft world is always evolving. There are so many good craft artists who develop their skills and put forth new ideas, expressing them through their particular media. As you know, mine is stoneware pottery and raku pottery. I have worked in clay all my life. Sometimes I have so many ideas, but little time to actually make them in my clay. As our new gallery is established I hope to devote much more energy to my creative side and begin to develop some of these ideas.
38 Hands – Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen
I have been working with Paul Harris curating a new show in his Gallery, Show of Hands in downtown Philadelphia. From a club to which I belong, I have put together a list of nineteen craft artists. The club is the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen, a chapter in the Pa Guild. The art work includes ceramics, wood turning, carving and furniture, jewelry, baskets, fiber dolls, quilts, handmade books and watercolors. Here is a poster that was put together showing one piece from each artist. We each have three pieces in this show. It runs from March 7 to April 20 at the following:
1006 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hours are M-S 12-6 (closed /Tues.)
Sunday 12-5, with April 7-8 and
Truly an interesting show to see.
Delaware Valley Fine Crafts Invitaional at Ellarslie
I spearheaded a new exhibition opening at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwaladar Park, Trenton, NJ. Nineteen of our area’s most talented craft artists will be showing their work. Opening reception/ meet the artist is Saturday June 22 from 7-9 PM. Nine members are from the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen, a chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen. We are exhibiting for sale, jewelry, wood, furniture, pottery, sculpture, fiber art including quilts, baskets, hand fabricated books and boxes and glass. Each artist was carefully chosen and invited to send slides from which was selected the pieces now on display. Here is a sampling of the work. If you wish to see more photos go to my FB page www.facebook/joyceinderbitzinpottery.
How Pottery Makes Your Home Unique/Upcoming Art Show
The spring months represent a time for change and improvement, making the ideal season for new beginnings, big projects, and new décor themes. Spring is the time to change the look of your home or office, revamping your mood along with your personal sanctuary.
When decorating your home or office, remember that there are no mistakes when it comes to decorating; décor choices are yours and yours alone. When you complete a room, it should reflect whom you are and how you feel, and it should include a few unique pieces to pique interest from your guests.
Raku pottery stands out in any room, because it differs from other ceramic or porcelain accents so much so that some choose raku or stoneware pottery even though porcelain is lighter and has more glass-like features. Handcrafted and intricate designs of raku pottery will surely stand out.
For those interested in handcrafted raku pottery, consider visiting the art show at Show of Hands Gallery in Philadelphia.
Gallery director Paul Harris owns and runs this gallery to display and encourage local artists, often favoring unique, contemporary pieces. I will be in the show, along with two other artists with a passion for their mediums, which means it will be a great place to find must-have, rare décor for your project. All my work in this show is raku.
You can expect to see a myriad of raku pottery vases, covered vessels and keepsakes.