I'm thrilled to announce that my community art project--The Fingerprint Project--has received a CNY Arts grant for 2018! Beginning in June, I will use local clay to create a ceramic vessel that the residents of Madison County will decorate, one fingerprint at a time, to create a permanent visual depiction of a community working together to make art.
This project is purposefully "low tech" with the design concept involving nothing more than a pot, black acrylic paint, and human touch. This vessel will travel quite a bit to meet the people of Madison County, and during that time, I will enjoy telling the story of how it came to be made, my approach to art, and the unifying concept of the project: that no matter our differences, each of us gets to leave an equal and enduring mark on this pot--a record of our existence in this world, and for many I hope, a connection to each other and to art as a medium for personal expression.
I have scheduled an Open Studio on September 4th and October 13th in support of the Fingerprint Project, with the grand finale of the project during my Holiday Open Studio on the weekend of October 20-21. People are welcome to stop by my studio to add their fingerprint to the piece and then take part in any number of fun art activities that I have planned on those dates. My ceramic gallery is always open for shopping when the studio is open.
If you run an organization in Madison County and would like to schedule a time for me to do a presentation for your group, please contact me at LGGCreativeArt@gmail.com.
Schedule: (Number in parentheses indicates quantity of fingerprints collected on that day)
June 5: Cottage Lawn Farmer's Market, Oneida, 3-7 p.m. (29)
July 4th: Hamilton Farmer's Market, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (49)
July 21: Hamilton Farmer's Market, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (33)
August 3rd: Cazenovia Artisan Gallery, 12-8 pm.
August 4th: Cazenovia Farmer's Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 8th: Hamilton Courthouse, 6:30 p.m.
The Fingerprint Project
Follow the piece in its travels through Madison County by clicking the link to my Facebook page below:
Beautiful. Functional. Unique.
I am a full-time artist, so you will find me in my studio whenever I am not on the road at an art show. If you'd like to stop by to purchase pottery from my gift gallery, just call in advance so you know I'll be there: 315-750-5022.
The gallery items change throughout the year as I make new pieces. Expect to find many one of a kinds from my Signature collections as well as a substantial selection of seconds, experimental pieces, and discontinued lines for you bargain shoppers. I love to do custom work, so if you desire a unique piece for yourself or to give as a gift, let's discuss the details so I can get started on your project.
LGG Creative Art ~ Pottery and Bone Carving
Open Studio --Saturday, February 9th, 12 - 6 p.m.
New in the Ceramics Gallery:
One of a kind statement jewelry inspired by the Artifact Collection
Handmade ceramic bead earrings
Heart-shaped Tiny Pots—perfect for holding rings and everything else
Dozens of new signature pieces in the Botanical and Metallic Collections
New in the Studio:
Walk-in hours all day for Paint Your Own Pottery ($10 firing fee plus cost of piece)
Studio tour/Live demos
Sign up for private wheel lessons
Schedule a pottery birthday party or friends’ night out
Plenty of pottery “seconds” on sale
These long, dreary winter months are the perfect time to learn something new. Sign up for private pottery lessons taught at your pace with flexible scheduling, or join with a friend and save 10%.