18 April, 2009

Steve Mendelson Memorial Award

Ken & Carol Mendelson and I

Ken and Carol Mendelson have initiated this award in memory of their son, Steve, who was a very accomplished artist. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Art and Design and soon became an illustrator for the Washington Post. He illustrated several books for Art Buchwald. His aspiring drawings of "The Song Of Amergin" were shaped by the artist's battle with the AIDS virus, which eventually took his life in 1995.

Melanie Sherman
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Steve Mendelson Memorial Award 2009

17 April, 2009

My Cup Collection

Ah, 19*C and sunny - what a super day to officially announce the existence of my very own cup collection?!

it all started with this cup from Diana Fayt; purchased on Etsy.com:

Jon Joss; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

Heather C. Morrow; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

Susan Beiner; purchased at NCECA 2009 (ASU Ceramics Research Center):

Preston Tolbert; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):
(apparently this cup has been fired in Don Reitz train kiln ;^)
A yunomi is a small cup, usually used for tea in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The walls are generally thick enough so that the cup can be held while full of the tea. (Or, some say, the tea should never be so hot that you cannot hold the cup in your hand.)

Ben Bates; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

Lorna Meaden; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

Eileen Coleman; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

"Frank"; purchased at NCECA 2009 (cup sale):

Joseph Pintz; purchased at Main Street Gallery in Edwardsville, IL:

15 April, 2009

CLC Student Art Competition

Two pieces of mine got into the CLC Student Art Competition. The Gallery reception will be on Friday, April 17 from 7-9. The show ends May 16th. Hope to see you around :^)

PTE 4 phil:

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13 April, 2009

I'm back!

I'm back from my skiing vacation in the B.C. Rockies, my business trip to Miami, the wood firing near SIUE and NCECA in Phoenix and will post pictures by the end of this week of all my wood fired pieces [that turned out - or not]. If you are my friend on Facebook you are already seeing what went in the anagama, but I haven't had the time + patience to post it here.

Will be busy for the last weeks of the semester to come up with something for final critique. Maybe I will test some glazes... FUN!

13 March, 2009

Jewelry Dishes on "Worldview"!

I just got an email that the jewelry dishes will be going out TODAY:

You may know that Jerome has made it a pledge drive tradition to present a special “Worldview” quiz. That’s going to happen on Friday’s show (tomorrow). And we thought it would be a perfect match for your hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry dishes – offer one to each listener who wins the quiz. It’ll be a great way to encourage folks to call in, answer questions, and—we hope—make a big pledge to WBEZ!

So tune in today at 12PM CET and listen to Worldview with Jerome McDonnell on WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio!

06 March, 2009

Give to WBEZ!

For next week's pledge drive, I am giving 16 jewelry dishes to Chicago Public Radio. Listen to WBEZ, 91.5 FM and pledge now to shorten the Spring Drive!