Friday, February 28, 2014

New work for March of Mugs, 2014

We are launching 3 new lines of work at the gallery show and sale curated by Alexis Templeton Gallery, the March of Mugs Show at the Quidi Vidi Plantation, St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Running: Feb 28 - Mar 01 -Mar 02, 2014.

1. The first is the Tipton Tea Series. Inspired by both the innovative work of Alberta ceramic artist Barbara Tipton and the Newfoundland and Labrador love for tea. Here are a look at the first 3 in what we hope will be a long running series. (Those familiar with Ms Tipton will immediately see we are going in a decidedly different teacup direction from her very fine work.)
Tipton Teacup: inspired by antique Lipton teacup from the 1950's
and some very early 1980's work of Ms Tipton.


Fish Teacup: Newfoundlanders used to be called Fish and fish only refers to cod.
For us it is a bitter sweet cup as the NL fish were nearly destroyed by overfishing.

Beothuk Teacup: the Beothuk were race of people that 
used to live here in NL that are now very sadly extinct. 
Inside the teacup is a view of 2 beothuks paddling a canoe.
Beothuk patterns made with real red ochre paint.

2. The second is called the Ballistic Shot Glass Series. Made with the use of a 12 gauge shot gun to decorate the cups. Inspired by the creation of the earth's moon and its highly textured surface.


3. The third is the carved deep blue sea & land series. It features fish, crabs and other land & sea life.

Caribou stein.



3 comments:

  1. Very nice pieces! I look forward to seeing them at the Plantation.

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  2. Exciting new work David and Linda! Looking forward immensely to seeing it all tomorrow (with lots of red dots!).

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  3. Thanks Judy and an. Looks like a great show from here. Fingers crossed for the red dots for the artists and the curator. Best wishes ltd

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