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I will be participating in a variety of shows this year & my pots will be available in some new locations across the USA. The big news for wood fired pottery lovers this summer is the WOODFIRENC Pottery Conference & related Pre-Conferences. There are many interactive pottery events planned all over NC from June 1 thru June 11 for potters & collectors alike. Check out www.woodfirenc.com for info & details. I'll be part of a few satellite shows during the Pre-Conference as well as the Main Conference. I'm most excited to be organizing a show of pots by former Western NC potters, Will Ruggles & Douglass Rankin. Their pots will be exhibited with those of 20 potters inspired by Rock Creek Pottery. Don't miss it !
2017 marks my 20th year as a full time potter. All pots this year will be stamped with "xx". While continuing to make wood fired functional & Animalware pots, I'm excited to experiment with lower temperature terracotta clay & maiolica tin glaze in my wood kiln. I will also continue painting when I can. This summer we will be traveling to South Africa which will certainly have an influence on all my work. Our apartment is now open for bookings. Check out the Accommodation Page. Cheers!
2017 Schedule - details & links:
Early January "V" Group Show at Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI
Now - Jan 21 "CLAY 2016" Cabarrus Arts Council. Concord, NC
Four galleries on the first floor of the 1876 historic Cabarrus courthouse display regional and national artists working in a variety of media.
March 21-25 "Put a bird on it" Redux Boutique, Portland OR
March 24-25 Catawba Valley Pottery Festival Hickory, NC
April 29 "QUICK & DIRTY POTTERY SALE III" 1-5pm33 Mount Vernon Circle Asheville, NC 28804
Early MAY - Of the Land, Sea and Sky. Group Show at Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI
May 26 ? WOOD KILN FIRING
May 22- Aug 12 LINEAGE: Celebrating Rock Creek Pottery : This show brings light to the continued, widespread influence of former Western NC wood fire potters, Will Ruggles & Douglass Rankin. Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC
May 19- June 23 CURRENT EFFECTS: Contemporary Woodfiring in western NC. The Refinery, Asheville, NC
May 19- Aug 19 CONFLUENCE: a Woodfire Invitational. STARworks, Star, NC
June 2-4 Shawn Ireland Studios Home Sale & TRAC Studio Tour
November WOOD KILN FIRING
October 14-15 SPRUCE PINE POTTERS MARKET, NC.
December 1-3 Shawn Ireland Studios Home Sale & TRAC Studio Tour Weekend
Dec 8-9 GUEST POTTER with Juana Gnecco & Nancy Green at Normaltown Pottery. Athens, GA
- Photos above from Travel, Collect, Create. A show of my pots exhibited beside the antiques & art that inspire them. Haywood Community College. Clyde, NC. April 2016.
- The February 2016 issue of The Log Book, an international wood fire publication, will feature an article I wrote called "Creative Conviction". It's about how I came to be a potter.
- In February 2016 I traveled to Saba, a Dutch Caribbean island. I dug local clays & made pots which I donated to SABARC, the local Heritage Museum. FaceBook link
Works from my Italy painting exhibit,
Shawn Ireland a Venezia are still available:
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The following galleries currently have pots:
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