Monday, March 21, 2011

Waiting for the wax

Soon, I'll be setting up for the Art-O-Matic show in downtown Toledo--This year it's in an old building on Washington Street, right across from the 5/3 Mudhens Baseball Stadium!
"For three consecutive Saturdays in April, more than 300 Toledo-area artists will take over two vacant buildings in Downtown Toledo, transforming them into the largest, most comprehensive and eccentric multi-media galleries in Northwest Ohio. From beginners to seasoned professionals, Artomatic 419! offers a vast array of painting, sculpture, photography, dance, live music, performance art, theatre, one-of-a-kind installations, live art demonstrations and much, much more. See it. Believe it. This is Toledo's arts scene in action.

April 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2011, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

407 Washington & 25 S. St. Clair (across from 5/3 Field)
Downtown / Warehouse District, Toledo Ohio

Be sure to join us for the Artomatic 419! After Party at The Event Center,
23 N. Summit St. 9:30 - midnight, each Saturday"

FREE & Open to the Public

Candleholders, tiles, mugs and bowls
       I'm doing the show with Margaret Mazur and Carol Lehmann, and we have, thanks to Margaret's adroit choice, a 6 foot long countertop.  Carol and I painted the underside on Sunday, and did a reality check  (Margaret had photographed it, and I had taken measurements, but it's always good to see it in person.)  I'm doing some tall candleholders to go on top of the counter---they're here, on the AV cart, fresh from the fired bisque kiln, waiting to be unloaded, waxed, dipped in water and then dipped in glaze.  The stacks of 6" tiles, next to the candleholders, are also waiting to be waxed and will go with me to Ann Arbor on Saturday for a Maiolica glaze class at the Ann Arbor Potters' Guild.