Ashes to Ashes-10/14-11/11

Ashes to Ashes Opening Reception-Saturday, 10/14 from 5-7pm ***POSTCARD LISTS OPENING RECEPTION ON 10/7 IN ERROR. OUR APOLOGIES!*** Ashes to Ashes-10/14-11/11 Please join us as we explore symbols, rituals and rites of passage-some personal, some ancient. Urns for ashes or for admiration, two dimensional art for reflection and endless discussion.

Pollinators

pol·li·nate ˈpäləˌnāt/Submit verb convey pollen to or deposit pollen on (a stigma, ovule, flower, or plant) and so allow fertilization. Pollinators are in dire need of our help! This month The Grand Hand Gallery is buzzing with artwork featuring butterflies, insects, bees and birds. Unsure of how to bring more … Continued

Rita Vali

Rita grew up in Montreal and Wyoming, studied in Utah and Pennsylvania and is now a studio potter living in Louisville, Colorado. After working in biotechnology for ten years and being a part-time potter, she switched careers from biochemistry to ceramics and devoted attention to her ceramics practice. The majority … Continued

Bianka Groves

The mishima process is a technique that was first used in Korea from 935-1392. It involves inlaying slip, glaze or clay into a contrasting body of clay. Bianka Groves employs this technique in her work. She covers each piece in wax and then uses a razor or acupuncture needles to … Continued

Andy Shaw

Louisiana potter Andy Shaw’s porcelain tableware is pleasingly homogeneous yet – unlike traditional matched dish sets – each piece is a bit different from its mates. The artist varies the patterns of his plates, bowls and cups to create functional pieces that work for both formal dining and casual meals. … Continued