Tuesday, May 31, 2011

T Rader

Tim Hergenrader aka T Rader just brought this painting in of the New Bern skyline. Beautiful!

To see more of Tims work follow this link.

Tim and I will be doing a show together at Carolina Creations for July and August.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Glass and steel wall hanging

If you come to Carolina Creations very often you know that we have a great selection of glass from over 40 glass blowers from across the country. This is the latest.

The sculpture is about 5 feet wide!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Work by Q Evon

We've been representing Q Evon for about a year now and I'm impressed with the scope of her work.

Here are some new pieces we've just received with a link for more information.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Raku Salt and Pepper Shakers by Jennifer Goff

Fabulous, hand sculpted, one of a kind salt and pepper shakers by Jennifer Goff.

A little about Jennifer....... After attending a brief summer study at Haywood Communty college in 1989 with Gary Cluntz, a passion for ceramics was discovered. 

Later, Jennifer Goff recieved a batchelor's of Fine Arts with certification to teach from UNC-Greensboro in 1993. After spending several years teaching in the classroom, she has chosen to stay home with her children and work exclusively on a line of functional while sculptural fine china for the contemporary home.

Most pieces begin on the wheel and are then hand sculpted making each creation one-of-a-kind. These little sculptures are intended for everyday use rather than sit on a mantle collecting dust

She is happy to have the opportunity to bring joy and conversation to people's table.  

For more information or to purchase follow this link.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New paintings by Janet Francoeur

I'm slowly getting caught up on commissions and sneaking a few paintings in "for me" or in other words painting I want to do to put in the gallery. I also have a couple pieces of calligraphy I need art to go with so will use a couple of these, don't know which ones yet.




Janet Francoeur

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Projects for Jan

I always think that once I get through Christmas I'll have lots of time but something else always comes along that takes up huge blocks of time. I've been making a list of everything I want to get done this year and hope to be able to check at least one thing off each week.

First thing to check off.

1   May newsletter was sent out the other day, here is a link to it - Carolina Creations May 2011 Newsletter.
The rest of the list. Of course this is always a moving target because more things get added to the list every week.
2   A new piece of calligraphy called "Invisible Threads". FINISHED!
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 commissioned pieces of pottery. ONE DOWN 4 TO GO.
8   painting of a house downtown. FINISHED!
9   drawing of a house downtown.
10 painting of a house in Bridgeton.
11 painting of the pavilion at Carolina Colors
12 painting of the garden at the Historical Society
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,  9 new paintings for my show in Carrboro DONE!
22, 23, 24, 25, 26  5 new postcards
27  new print of the fountain at the Foy Munger House DONE!
28  new calligraphy piece - house blessing
29  redo the family circle calligraphy
30  Christmas card for 2011 - need an idea
31  Christmas ornament for 2011 - need an idea
32  Craven St Painting
33  Point House Garden Painting FINISHED!
34 New Confluence
35  Bridal Registry Rackcard
36  Celebration Pottery Rackcard
37  Cutting Garden Painting

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Welcome Teri Whitner

Teri Whitner's life is filled with wonder, humor and adventure. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, spent years offshore fishing all over the world, the diverse vitality of the natural world has been her inspiration. Ms. Whitner has three young boys, multiple domestic animals, lizards, exotic birds, and red-eye tree frogs fill her world.

Teri frequents mud flats after dark, most often in white shrimper boots, with lantern and flounder gig. Her indomitable spirit and lust for life bring out the one-of-a-kind hand crafted pieces of art for which she is so well known. This same spirit leads to daily innovation in design, color and material.

Her platters are created with red earthenware and decorated with multiple layers of glaze. In some areas of her pieces she uses a glaze that crawls giving the piece an interesting texture.

We've shown the larger pieces here but have smaller as well depicting crabs, geckos, and turtles.

A wonderful addition to our group of potters of the Carolinas!

On the web.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

John Nickerson and Bob Brotherton

Welcome to John Nickerson and Bob Brotherton our newest potters. They specialize in highfired, wood fired salt glazed pots using Albany slip clay which is unique and give their pieces a special finish.

Brotherton became interested in clay work at his alma mater, Morris Harvey College, and went on to further study at Montgomery Technical College and Haywood Community College.

A few years ago Bob met glass blower John Nickerson, and they began to collaborate.

John received his MFA, from New York State College of Ceramics Alfred, NY, also attending The Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, MI, and The School for American Craftsmen: Rochester, NY.

He taught at
Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, Ohio, and Colorado State University; Fort Collins, Colorado, was the Designer in Residence Blenko Glass Company Blenko Glass Company, and spent thirty years as a self employed glass artist before returning to clay three years ago.

To see more of their work go to our website by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

New Paintings by Janet Francoeur From Carrboro to the Coast an Artist Paints North Carolina

The North Carolina Crafts Gallery, 2212 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC features "From Carrboro to the Coast, an Artist Paints North Carolina"  paintings by New Bern, NC artist Janet Francoeur for the month of May.

Focusing on her environment Janet's impressionistic and realistic paintings are done in watercolors and acrylics.

Janet moved to North Carolina in 1989 and immediately fell in love with the architecture and the landscape. After having lived in Colorado and Michigan she found spring in North Carolina to be breathtaking and is still inspired every year to paint North Carolina in bloom.

Francoeur holds a BA in drawing and printmaking from Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan with additional study under Ken Auster, Ann Vasilik, Mike Rooney. Her work is in public and private collections across the country, including New South Bank, John Hancock Insurance, Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library, the Michigan Historical Society and others. 

She worked for twenty years in ink doing architectural renderings with additional work in the commercial printing industry and for the award winning Aspen Colorado newspaper, the Aspen Times, while pursuing her fine art on the side. After moving to New Bern she and her husband opened a gallery, Carolina Creations which they still operate today.

Viewers of Janets work often comment that her work "makes them feel good" and that they love the colors. "I paint things that make ME feel good so am always thrilled to know it gets translated into my work." The second comment always makes Janet smile. "When we moved to North Carolina I had been working in black and white for twenty years and didn't have a clue how to mix colors.  I was inspired by all the spring color. Over the next few years I taught myself how to mix paint by adding color to my ink drawings. After many years of doing this I finally felt confident enough to start painting and leaving out the lines!".

This show at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery will feature paintings of scenes around Carrboro, including the farmers market, Fearington Village, the mosaic lady bench at Carr Mill Mall, and further east, scenes at Tryon Palace, and on to the live oaks east of Beaufort to name a few.

Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m-6 p.m.Sun., 1-4 p.m. For more information call the gallery at (919) 942-4048 nccraftsgallery@yahoo.com.

I've posted some of the paintings for this show in earlier posts. Here are a few more!