March 11, 2018: Life has be moving right along!
This Month marks the grand opening of Collected Hands Studios in Old Town, Abq. NM. I’m so excited to be a contributing artist at this amazing local home decor shop! Be sure to check them out on instagram if you haven’t already @collectedhandstextiles. I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to create a home decor line specific to this store, featuring vases, jars, and other items in an array of spring inspired colors and feelings. Check out my Home Decor line.
This weekend also brought the culmination of months of learning and working in the delicious new medium of CHOCOLATE!!! Chocolate Fantasy is a yearly fundraising event for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Wow. What an amazing event filled with all the chocolate you could ever eat, the most jaw dropping works of chocolate art, and incredible volunteers, chefs, performers, sponsors, and donors all gathered to support a great cause! It was an absolute honor to be invited into this delightful world of chocolate sculpture, and I hope to participate in future events to support the museum of my childhood. Check out images from Chocolate Fantasy 2018.
And lastly, I am heading to Pittsburgh, PA for the NCECA conference! Every year I meet more artists than I can recall, collect more business cards than I can keep organized, and never seem to make it to every talk, demo, or show that I want to…and it is absolutely one of my favorite parts of spring! Every year is a new experience and it is both humbling and invigorating for the soul. A new city hosts thousands of passionate potters, educators, manufacturers, and distributors for the love of clay and the spread of knowledge. I’m so excited to get to check out the City of Steel this year, and see what so many hard working artists are making! If you are attending NCECA, say “hello” if our paths cross, and don’t forget your donation for the cup room–one of the coolest rooms to visit at the conference! Here’s my donation for this year’s event:
October 19 2017: Come down to OctoFair after the balloon fiesta and enjoy some food, drinks, and local art! I’ll be there on Saturday, 10AM-4PM with my newest work!
June 10 2017: In the coming months, I will be doing a little bit of expansion on my website! I have some functional wares that I am super excited about and would like to spread a little love with! My Naked Booty Mugs will be the newest section addition and I am just overjoyed about them ^_^ These mugs showcase the clay-bodies I use in all their natural beauty. There is something I find to be satisfying and almost sexy about the raw clay’s texture in contrast with the supple gooey glaze that adorns it. Everyone can appreciate a nice round booty, so keep an eye out for these hotties! If you are interested in catching a glimpse of these sooner, check out my instagram for more colors and body types @miss.mary.alice.
May 25 2017: This past Tuesday I was a guest speaker at the School of Dreams Academy! It was a fantastic experience and a really good time. I would like to take this moment to thank Mr. Ogas, the Principal; Mr. Stephens, whose classes I spoke to; and the students. Everyone at the School of Dreams Academy was welcoming and enthusiastic, and I’m so pleased to have been part of that scholastic community for the day!
May 20 2017: The Duke City Ceramics show at 5G Gallery was a great success, thank you to everyone that came out to support local artists! Check out the Exhibit Gallery for more pictures.
April 23 2017: This is the last week of the Duke City Ceramics show! We will be having a closing ceremony this Friday – the 28th. Thank you to all the artists, friends, families, and 5G for such a great opening, and I’m sure the closing will be a blast!
Meet Mary at Last Friday! 5G Gallery, 5PM-9PM April 28th.