Kate Hardy   Kate@hollowwork.com   3012337820  Washington  DC

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Open Studio Sale!

December 9, 2018

I'm opening my doors NEXT SUNDAY for my annual Open Studio and Seconds Sale.  Please come by! I've made about 2000 pots in 2018 and this means that my seconds stash is extra good this year! Seconds are pieces with small flaws, experiments, class demos, and the pots I just don't want sitting around my studio anymore. They will be priced to sell, so you'll be getting some excellent deals and I'll be clearing space for the new year.  I'll also be selling my usual work - pattern ware, rainbow ware, one of a kind mugs, and a nice selection of bowls, plates, and vases.  Bring your friends and, as always, kids are welcome.  I hope to see you!

 

*Please note that my studio is in the alley BEHIND this address. 

 

Graffitea Bowls

 

 

There is a limited edition of one of a kind Graffitea Bowls done in collaboration with the Sticker Show and available only at the Fridge gallery.  This exhibit is really worth seeing! HERE is a link to a great article by Brightest Young Things. 'Sticker artist and curator 'iwillnot' returns to The Fridge with the DC Street Sticker Expo 4.0 featuring the largest sticker combo wall in history as well as a series of select small and large-scale adhesive artworks from featured artists. Covering the entire gallery floor-to-ceiling (and then some), the combo wall will feature an estimated 200,000 stickers from nearly 1,000 artists based around the world. While artists based in the United States make up the largest contributing group, artists from nearly every continent in the world have sent in original street art stickers.'

I am drawn to the collaborative nature of graffiti, and I'm inspired by seeing the history of a wall in its layers while contemplating the ephemeral quality of each written name.  The ‘Graffitea Bowl’ series is my way to write my name, so to speak, and to preserve an often temporary moment in a ceremonial lasting object – the teabowl.  For this collaboration, I chose to reference Oribe ware pottery, which was developed and named in Japan by Lord Furuta Oribe in the early 1600s.  Oribe was seeking to promote an “aesthetic of discord’ in ceramics by celebrating surface imperfections, shape distortions, and the irregular.

 

The show is open at The Fridge until December 31st.  Don't miss it!

 

There's even a BOOK that I'm honored to be included in!

ONE & ONLY: GIFTS MADE BY HAND 

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center

 

If you happen to be in Sheboygan WI please check out 'One & Only' at the Kohler Arts Center. 'Encounter an exclusive, curated assortment of works of art in the annual exhibition ONE & ONLY: GIFTS MADE BY HAND. This exceptional selection of works by nearly thirty nationally recognized artists offers just the opportunity to find special gifts for holiday giving.'

 

 

 

This show is open until January 13th 2019. 

Here is the Website for more information.

Souk Mugs

 

I just completed a new batch of beautiful mugs made exclusively for Souk - 'a globally inspired market and bakery, brought to you by the owner of Capitol Hill's Award-Winning Boutique Bakery, The Sweet Lobby.'Souk is located on Barracks Row in SE DC. 

 

Info and hours HERE.

Princeton University Art Museum Store

 

Hollow Work is now available in New Jersey!  I'm honored to have my pieces carried by The Princeton University Art Museum Store.

'The Museum Store features regional artists producing work in different media, including glass, ceramics, wood, textiles, metalwork, alternative materials, and jewelry. We also have a fine selection of publications related to the Museum's collections as well as current exhibitions. Your patronage supports the Museum’s core mission of bringing art into everyday life through experience and educational programming.'  

 

Here is the Website.

 

 

Thanks for reading, and thank you all so much for your support! 

 

 

 

 

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