All posts tagged: bowl

The Pottery Throw down is approaching; Local Potters sign-up now.

Wow has it been a year already since the 1st Pottery Throw Down? Yup.  If you recall, at the event last year, our volunteer potter’s threw 180 bowls that ended up being used over the course of several events; the biggest one that raised over $15,000 for homeless youth at Nicolet Square.  This years “Throw Down” will be on Saturday October 15th at Uptown Clay ( formerly known as Fire on the Greenway).  We are still at 2845 Harriet in south Minneapolis.  We will have a bunch of wheels set-up and pre-wedged clay to make bowls with. We will have a helpful “Clay Wench” to respond to the potters every wish and desire.  We are asking for “guest” potters (that’s you)  to volunteer a few hours to come and throw bowls.  We will take care of trimming and firing and the bowls.  The finished bowls will be donated to an event Empty Bowls is sponsoring in conjunction with Kingfield Neighborhood.  Here is a little bit about how they use the bowls for fundraising; In case you are unfamiliar with Empty Bowls, it …

Upcoming Holiday Open House and Sale

The kiln is working overtime with all the great pieces coming out in preparation for the upcoming Open House and Show. Mark your calendars – we have a glass of wine with your name on it! Our hours are: Friday, December 5th  from 6:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks. Saturday, December 6th from 1:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks and Saturday, December 13th from 10:00-6:00.      

Ming dynasty “Chicken Cup” sells for 36 million dollars

A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million in June for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that’s touted as the “holy grail” of China’s art world.Several records have been set at Sotheby’s spring sales in Hong Kong, continuing a trend of sky-high prices in the art world driven by the newly super-rich buyers in China and developing countries. The dainty, white cup from the 15th century measures just 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) in diameter and is known as a “chicken cup” because it’s decorated with a rooster and hen tending to their chicks. Sotheby’s describes the cup as having flawless translucent sides with its lively scene painted continuously around its sides. It was made during the reign of the Ming Dynasty’s Chenghua Emperor, who ruled from 1465 to 1487. Sotheby’s said only 17 such cups exist, with four in private hands and the rest in museums. “There’s no more legendary object in the history of Chinese porcelain,” said Nicholas Chow, Sotheby’s deputy chairman for Asia. “This is really the holy grail when it comes to …

Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, August 2-3

The artist of Fire on the Greenway are proud to be a part of Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, which celebrates artistic expression and community engagement. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area. Powderhorn Art Fair is a collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Sheryl Grassie, David Menk, Jon Loer, Melissa Favaro and Brynn Macosko Paguyo will be showing their work and plan to be on premiss for the entire show.  Stop by and see us. Check out the Powderhorn Art Fair site for more information including a schedule of events, maps, hours,  directions, etc.

Ceramic bowl bought for less than $3.00 at a garage sale sells for more than 2 million at auction

Don’t you love stories like this. Someone bought a bowl at a garage sale paying less than $3.00 for it 2007 and had the bowl on their mantelpiece with no idea as to its real worth. After consulting with experts, the owners consigned the bowl for auction. Sotheby’s estimated it would sell for $200,000 to $300,000. London dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi paid $2,225,000 including commission for the bowl, which measures just over five inches  in diameter, at the auction in New York City in March of 2013. Sotheby’s said the only known bowl of the same form, size and almost identical decoration has been in the collection of the British Museum in London for more than 60 years. (Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Patricia Reaney and Paul Simao)

Dane Hodges

My name is Dane Hodges. I am a ceramic artist currently based out of Minneapolis, MN. Though new to the area, I am looking forward to setting up my studio at Fire on the Greenway. I started out my journey as an art student dead set on drawing and painting, however, when I took ceramics my junior year I fell in love. There is something about the intimacy of the making process as well as the finished product being a functional object to be handled and used. The whole culture and medium mesmerized me. Now, I am fortunate enough to be following my greatest passion and hope that comes across in my work. Artist Statement My ceramic work is directly influenced by the supple nature of the human form and the rich color palette found in nature. Fullness and breathe of, and restraints on the body manifest in my work in different ways as my work progresses. Currently, I am drawn to elegant and plump forms with implied restraints in the use of lobing, which is the process …

Jon’s work will be seen at the Kingfield Farmers Market, Sunday May 18th, 2014

Opening day for the Kingfield Farmers Market outdoor season is Sunday, May 18th from 8:30am – 1:00!  Mark your calendars for 24 straight Sundays filled with local produce,  meats, breads, cheeses, prepared foods, crafts, music, and fun in south Minneapolis.  The folks at the market have assembled a great group of local food growers and producers with an occasional craftsperson thrown in.  This Sunday, May 18th Jon Loer will be there with his pottery.  Hope you all can stop by at this great local market.