No piece of pottery ever looks the same. Whether thrown on a potter's wheel, or molded by hand and fashioned into a set of dinner plates or drinking mugs, each piece is distinct.
Almost anything you can imagine can be made with clay. Vases, trays, statues, salt and pepper shakers, pictures integrated into ceramic and framed with handmade wooden frames, even flasks were among the items displayed at the recent Memphis Potters' Guild semiannual show and sale at Memphis Botanic Garden.
Memphis potters Brin Armstrong Baucum and Dale Baucum have received an honor rarely given to working artists.
Double Vision: A Retrospective in Clay, showing at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through Oct. 14, displays a hundred individual and joint works as the couple celebrate the 40th anniversary of their marriage and entwined careers.
Participants in this year's showcase include Leslie Ansley, Joyce Baucum, Ernest Bey, Firdausi Bey, Ida Clowney, Curtis Cureton, Kendrah Foster, Bangally Gakou, Rita Gregory, Vanessa German, Sandra Gould Ford, Kyle Holbrook, Joseph Holtz, Marica Jackson, Laverne Kemp, Monique Kollman Luck, Mary Martin, Jim McDowell, Clif McGill, Harriette Meriwether, Anire Mosley, Saihou Njie, Barbara Owens, Ruth Richardson, Charles Smith, Solomon Steelpan Co., Ethnic Designs / Susan Tankersley, Judi Goolsby & Melva Terry, Odella T. Welch and Women of Vision among others.
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The Pink Palace Crafts Fair escaped the threat of rain Friday, but overcast skies may have dampened attendance on the kickoff to the fair's 40th anniversary.
Ticket chairman Laura Lee Woods said Saturday traditionally is the most-attended day of the fair, the biggest annual fundraiser for the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. Attendance Friday reached 3,200 by 6 p.m., but Woods said fair weather Saturday would help get the fair on track for a good weekend.
When Kat Semrau opened her first art gallery in downtown Jackson, Tenn., in 2002, the name was literally a gift from above.
A floor-to-ceiling renovation of a Victorian-era commercial building revealed panels of ornate pressed tin overhead, and Art Under a Hot Tin Roof was born.
Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center's annual Dance for the Memories fundraiser will be Feb. 6 at The Esplanade in Cordova. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This event is the major fundraiser for the center, which provides weekday care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. Page Robbins also helps the elderly who need the security and stimulation, while providing a break for their care givers.
Art Trolley tour night
Clough-Hanson Gallery (Rhodes College), 2000 North Parkway: Melba Price: "I Will Take Care of You," through March 25. Opening reception 6-8 tonight . Gallery will be closed March 12 through 21 for spring break. Open 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 843-3442.