May 2, 2014
6:00 - 9:00pm
North Gate Vineyard of Purcellville will be pouring and our featured artists are:
Jim Dugan - Potter - Baltimore, MD
Since summer of 2005, Jim Dugan has been a resident artist of Baltimore Clayworks where he also manages all resident artists in addition to working as the wood kiln manager. He has been working with clay since 1995 where he attended California University of PA. Since that time he has spent 4 years as the studio manager at Touchstone Center for Crafts and 5 years as the kiln technician at Vermont Clay Studio. Since his arrival at Clayworks, Jim has taught a variety of classes and introduced scores of students to the communal fun and magic of firing a 2-chamber noborigama style wood and salt kiln. http://wikiclay.com/wiki/noborigama
Irmeli Ylinen - Artist - Winchester, VA
Originally from Finland, Irmeli Ylinen dreamt of becoming an artist early in life, but the desires to see the world led her to become a flight attendant for Finnair. Traveling for work and for pleasure, Irmeli became a keen observer of the countries, the landscapes and people she was seeing. When she retired her wings from jetting around the world, she devoted her energy to capturing the magnificent landscapes she encountered during her travels. Irmeli has paintings in private collections in the United States, Finland, France, Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates and has received Honorable Mentions for her work. Her paintings have been included in Solo and Juried Group Exhibitions both in the US and internationally, as well as in a museum exhibition in Munich, Germany.
Irmeli now lives in Northern Virginia to capture the beautiful landscapes that surround her.
Carolanne Currie - Potter - Huntingdon, PA
"It's Never Too Late!"
After a full career in the health field, Carolanne discovered the joy of clay and has been making pots for about 7 years. She enjoys making functional and decorative high-fired work, and has discovered that atmospheric firings
(firings where heat is created by a flame that travels through the kiln) give her the look that pleases her the most. She likes pots with a natural form and surface - pots that retain evidence of their plastic clay origin, and whose slips and earthy shino glazes record the path of the flame and the
effects of prolonged heat. Her pots are meant to be enjoyed in everyday
life; for a cup of tea, a meal, or to hold a bouquet of flowers for the table.
Her goal is to combine the output of head, hands, and heart to make the
ordinary a little more special.