WELCOME TO JOY BRIDY POTTERY
Setting off on a good foot: With a new year comes fresh focus, steady rhythms, and the occasional surprise. From upcoming shows and a new focus on photographing my work, to Stephanie Wilhelm finishing up her apprentice year and the possibilities of new apprentices this fall, time is rolling on. The March firing brings visiting potters, and new work for upcoming shows. Now, back to work...so the good things continue!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Hearth: the Pottery of Joy Bridy: Bloomington Clay Studio, 1 Fell Building, Bloomington IN. Yes, a solo show in my old stomping grounds, opening April 4. Be there...
May Clay Weekend: You heard it first here...we're working on a multi-studio event, spotlighting and celebrating clay on both sides of this great Potomac River, WV and MD. More info coming soon...
Earth, Wind & Fire: The Art of Wood Fired Ceramics: Ice House, Berkeley Springs WV. Opening August 1, 2014, 7 regional wood fired artists convene with their newest work, plus some in-depth information on our firing processes, glaze recipes and favorite clay bodies.
Westwind Potters: In the heart of historic Harpers Ferry, Westwind has been promoting pottery from across the nation, near and far, for 30 years. As their newest featured Regional Artist, my wares are front-and-center to the gallery, so after your hike on the Appalachian Trail, Maryland Heights, or the C&O Trail, stop in to take a peek...that's after you get an ice cream cone, of course!
The Bridge Gallery: In Shepherdstown WV, The Bridge features an excellent collection of regional painters and other artists, nestled on the outskirts of town, next to O'Hurley's General Store, and walkable to downtown. Kathryn has a brand-new area for regional ceramics, so stop in to see a few of my pieces, as well as top-notch work by Sycamore Pottery, Kirke Martin, Joan Johnson....and a few more!
Do you shop Etsy? My wood fired work is available off-and-on, as the whim strikes, particularly the single favorites that I've stashed on the top shelves for inspiration, the reliable favorites, and any special requests. Let me know what you're looking for, because I just might have it.
Visit the studio any time by calling or emailing in advance to make sure I'll be here. I love showing new visitors around, and there are more pieces here than anywhere else, from sculptures to functional works...you'll find exactly what you're looking for, I'll bet.
If you will be visiting the DC area from out of town, give me a ring and stop by. I'm located about 20 minutes south of Route 70 and Hagerstown, amongst the ghosts of the battlefields along the Potomac River, and am always up for a visit...... the coffee or tea is hot, perfect for catching up with old friends and new acquaintances.
Looking forward to hearing from you.