November is the time when we all begin to anticipate the holidays, and of course Thanksgiving will be here soon. We would like to thank all of you for your support of our unique gallery of handmade local art and gifts. On November 7th our annual tree of ornaments will be up, donned with one of a kind ornaments, each made by one of our local artists. Plan a visit soon for the perfect decoration on your holiday tree.
Art After Five happens every first Friday of the month, and Art IN Hand will be open until 8pm. Bring your family and friends. Art IN Hand offers hand-made art by 23 local artists.
Awards and Recognitions
Carrie Wild's painting “In the Treetops” will be in the Indiana Artists Club Annual Members Exhibition, November 21-December 8. The exhibit will be at Saks Fifth Avenue, Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis.
Paula Dearringer's painting "Dicey Waters", received a Merit Award at the SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition in October.
Friends of the Frankfort Library Fine Art Exhibition & Sale.
November 8-10. Frankfort, IN
Daniel Driggs (Painting) Friends of the Frankfort Library Fine Art Exhibition & Sale.
November 8-10. Frankfort, IN Heritage Farms Artisan Christmas Market. November 16-17. Flora, IN
Franklin Central Bands Holiday Craft Fair. November 23. Franklin, IN
First Friday opening. November 1. Circle City Industrial Center, 2nd floor.
Scott Kinzie (Photography) Heritage Farms Artisan Christmas Market. November 16-17. Flora, IN
Sally Phillips (Jewelry) Venice Art Show. November 2-3. Venice, FL
St. Armand's Circle. November 9-10. Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Art Fair. November 16-17. Sarasota, FL
Art Craft Show. November 23-24. St. Petersburg, FL
Cocoa Beach Art Fair. November 30-December 1. Cocoa Beach, FL
Coconut Point Art Fair. December 28-29. Estero, FL
Ken Rabbers (Photography) Friends of the Frankfort Library Fine Art Exhibition & Sale. November 8-10. Frankfort, IN
The Pottery Process with Judy DeGan
Beginning with stoneware clay, I throw my pieces on a pottery wheel. After having time to set up some, usually the next day, I do what is called trimming. Using a tool, I remove excess clay from the bottoms and smooth the edges. Some potters choose to skip this step finishing the bottom edges as best as possible while wet. I think pieces look more finished when this extra step is taken. The pieces are allowed to dry for several days and then put in an electric kiln and bisque fired to 1800 degrees. Firing and cooling takes another full day. From the bisque kiln, the pieces are then glazed with glazes I make myself. The glazed pieces are then loaded into a gas kiln and fired to 2300 degrees in a reduction atmosphere. Glaze colors are formed as a result of chemical reactions of the glaze components rather than colorants seen in low fire ceramic work. Because the firing is atmospheric dependent, significant differences can result both within one kiln and between loads. The glaze firing takes approximately nine hours and then two days to cool down. There is no such thing as a rush order!