“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach November 22-24.

The Craft Gallery will feature artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at “Gifts Worth Giving”.  The public is welcome to this free exhibit and sale which begins on Friday, November 22 and runs through Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this!  In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of

Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 22

4 –  8  pm

 

Exhibition & Sale:

 

Saturday, November 23

10 am – 4 pm

&

Sunday, November 24

Noon – 4 pm

 

 

In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

The Craft Gallery

 5911 S. Dixie Highway      W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

Parking is on the side street, Churchill Road

 

 

Join the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at this must-see event at The Craft Gallery, a local working studio and gallery in West Palm Beach. “Gifts Worth Giving” is a mixed media exhibition and sale featuring ceramics, glass, encaustic wax, metal, jewelry, fiber and wall art created by 20 multi-talented, local artists. There will also be demonstrations in throwing clay on a potters wheel and handbuilding using clay during the Friday night opening reception.

 

 

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to advancing the education of its members in the ceramic arts. In addition to promoting interest and appreciation of ceramics in the Palm Beach area, the League presents demos, workshops and seminars, many featuring master artists from around the globe. CLPB also awards a scholarship to a budding ceramic artist each year. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at The Craft Gallery and sometimes have visiting ceramic artists give demonstrations at their meetings.

 

For more information, contact Betty Wilson, President of CLPB:

 (561) 762-8162

potteryme@aol.com

or visit: CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.org

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway     West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 762-8162

TheCraftGallery.net

CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.org

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Hot Stuff” By Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches Starts Off The Season At Artisans On The Ave Gallery In Lake Worth November 30 – December 10

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves from November 30 through December 10.  The Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents a Holiday Exhibit and Sale, “HOT STUFF”.  The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, November 30.  Browse, buy and be amazed at what has come out of the kilns!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERAMIC  LEAGUE  OF  THE  PALM  BEACHES

PRESENTS:

“HOT  STUFF! STRAIGHT FROM  THE  KILN”

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, November 30 • 6:00-9:00 pm

At Artisans on the Ave Gallery

 

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth from November 30th through December 10th. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents its holiday exhibition and sale – “HOT STUFF” Featuring a variety of CLPB members, this juried show will showcase many current Artisans artists – Nancy Bernardeau, Bonnie Bruner, Joan Carew, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Gail Erickson, Victoria Rose Martin, Betty Wilson and Cynthia Zmetronak – along with 12 other artists who are not gallery regulars.

 

 

Fresh out of the kiln, you will see items ranging from functional bowls, pots and vases to amazingly creative creatures (representing the human, animal and fantasy worlds). These artists are masters at their craft and you are sure to be dazzled by what you see! So get yourself some winter heat and join the artists at Artisans on the Ave Gallery for some really Hot Stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory adorns the gallery from November 30 through December 10. Meet artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at the gallery on opening night. This juried exhibition features familiar gallery regulars and many other talented artisans. Public invited, free refreshments.

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

 

Gallery Hours: 

 Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our Gallery, you’ll be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the Gallery features.

Visit this opening night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Public Invited To “Too Hot To Handle” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave July 20th, Call For Artists Open Til July 11th

Artisans on The Ave shares a Call to artists for all media!  The upcoming exhibit, “Too Hot To Handle” will take place July 18th through July 31st.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, July 20th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and artist application here (deadline is July 11). If you win the People’s Choice Best of Show Award, you’ll get one month of free exhibition space for August 2018!  

Artisans On The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Open 7 days a week, Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm

A Cooperative Gallery of Palm Beach County Artists.

 

“Too   Hot   To   Handle!” 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 20

6:00-9:00 pm

 

 

This is a free event refreshments will be served

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums

Show Dates: July 18 through July 31

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION APPLICATION    

Too Hot to Handle

  Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Name :

 

Date :

Address:

Email:

Phone:

 

Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below. Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person. Email images to info@ArtisansOnTheAve.com.

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Application Deadline: July 11, 2018 (midnight)
Artwork Drop off Deadline: Monday, July 16, 2018 (9-11 am)

Artwork Pickup: Monday, August 7, 2018 (9-11 am)

Application Fee: $25 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.

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EXHIBITION INFORMATION:   Too Hot to Handle  Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Name: Too Hot to Handle

Dates: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Sunday, July 31, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 2018 • 6-9 pm

Description: Show us how you survive Florida’s summer heat, such as:

  • At the beach, enjoying the amazing surf and soaking up sunshine.
  • In the comfort of air conditioning, sipping on a cool drink.
  • At special outings that you enjoy with family and friends.
  • Enjoying the sights and sounds of summer, which inspire you to create a piece indicative of the heat of the season.Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $25 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:
  • Cross-promotion with email newsletter, posting in The Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Multiple weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space (see box)How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to the success of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:
  • Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)
  • Like us and share posts on Facebook
  • Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)
  • Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, or becoming part of this gallery:

Artisans on the Ave


A cooperative gallery of Palm Beach County Artists


630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida 33460 

561-762-8162, 561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Celebrate Mothers Of All Ages And Cultures At Artisans On The Ave. Give Mom The Gift of Original Art And Fine Crafts

Artisans On The Ave is celebrating Mother’s Day in a special way on Friday, May 11th with a Free, Opening Reception!  There are so many gifts that Mom will cherish, so browse through the Gallery, filled with hand-made art and fine crafts to choose a gift.  Not sure what to purchase?  Stop by any time so you and your loved one(s) can peruse the gallery and make a list in the Gift Registry.  This is a terrific idea to take the guess work out of the equation!  Artisans On The Ave is offering a Free gift with every purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few examples of the high quality artistry that awaits you at this free event.

 

 

 

 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth

 561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS  ON   THE  AVE

PRESENTS:

 MOM.    ART.     LOVE.

Opening Reception

Friday, May 11

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Art and Dessert Social at Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth. Give back to the woman who loved you first.  Show your mother how much you appreciate her with a gift of original art that she will cherish forever. Complimentary refreshments, desserts and beverages will be served.  Receive a free gift made by hand with each purchase.

 

 

 

 

Raising a child is an art in itself. We suggest a gift that returns the favor in kind. Our artists will help you choose a wonderful gift from our vast selection in the gallery or bring your mother in and let her choose her own gift!   Be sure to create a page in the Artisans’ new Gift Registry! She will be awed by the beautiful selection of jewelry made by our numerous jewelry artists. Maybe a lovely hand crafted mug for her favorite cup of tea?  Give her flowers that will last forever on her wall with a painting or photograph.

 

 

 

If Mom is an animal lover, our pets captured on canvas, fused glass or pottery will bring a smile to her face. For the avid doll collector you may want to add one of our new unique handmade dolls to their collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Features “Fire And Wood” Artists, Nancy Bernardeau And Robert Hunter

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth  will feature two of their over 40 artists, Nancy Bernardeau and Robert Hunter.  “Fire and Wood” will open with a Free Public Reception on Friday, January 20th.  Meet the artists as they share their creations made with Raku firing techniques and exotic woods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

 

 

The Public Is Invited:

“Fire and Wood”

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 20, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

The Magic of Raku: Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

When most potters think of raku firing, they think of what should technically be referred to as “American” or “Western” raku: a process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This raku firing process has a huge draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability. Raku is perfect for potters and ceramic artists who are ready to experiment with custom glazes, or for those who have grown tired of their own tried and true glazes.

 

 

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Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

Nancy Bernardeau tells us, “Raku firing is one of the most exciting processes in ceramics. After you place your pottery into a raku kiln, the anticipation builds as you wait for that final moment when the intense heat begins to melt the raku glazes. It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So she gear’s up with her respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down”.

 

 

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“Being directly involved in the firing and reduction process, since I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic then continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

The Patterns of Wood: Robert Hunter

 

 

 

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Exotic Wood Trays by Robert Hunter

 

Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, the grains and colors of the woods are the focus of artist Robert Hunter. He is fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun, or to the tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods, he works with, the pieces will always be one of a kind.

 

 

 

 

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One of a Kind Candle Holder by Robert Hunter

 

 

Robert Hunter is always surprised by what he finds under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that specific creation. His unique items of wood art are seen as a contemporary artistic medium, used in traditional and modern styles.  Wood offers a fascination, beauty, and complexity in the grain.

 

 

 

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Caren Hackman Interviews Nancy Bernardeau, Of Smokehouse Pottery

Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one-of-a-kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing.  The Rickie Report has admired Nancy’s creations at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  Caren Hackman shares an interview with Nancy, not only exploring her artistry, but explaining more about different firing techniques.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau, Smokehouse Pottery

Talks About

 

“The Magic Of Raku”

 

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Glass Embedded Celadon Box by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

 

Nancy Bernardeau tells The Rickie Report, ” I am constantly drawn to the magic of Raku firing! It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So I gear up with my respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects me from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down. I’m directly involved in the firing and reduction process, as I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares, ” Nancy Bernardeau is a clay artist who specializes in creating one of a kind decorative ceramic forms utilizing the raku process and other associated alternative firing techniques, such as horsehair and saggar firing. It is always a pleasure to visit Nancy and see what new forms, materials and techniques she is incorporating into her work”.

 

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Horse Hair Raku by Nancy Bernardeau

Understanding Raku Terminology:

Raku firing involves opening up a kiln when the pot is glowing red hot at around 100 degrees C (1832 F) and removing each piece with tongs and placing it into a reduction container with either newspaper or sawdust. The pot catches fire and a tight lid is placed onto container, creating smoke which blackens any of the unglazed areas. Thermal shock usually produces an overall crackle on the glazed areas.

 

 

Horse hair raku is removed from the kiln at a lower temperature and is not put into a covered bin. The decoration occurs when strands of horse hair are laid across the hot ware leaving a swirling linear smoke design on the surface.

 

Saggar firing is a type of smoke firing in which each unglazed pot is enclosed and fired in a lidded container. Combustible materials and minerals are added to the container and the piece gets fired, getting the colors from the burning off of these materials creating a soft marbled look on the surface. Polishing with wax adds sheen.

 

 

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Nancy with her kiln

 

 

CH:  Why do you do what you do?

NB:  

Creating with clay offers me the opportunity to satisfy my tactile and visual needs. It also provides constant challenges with infinite learning experiences.

 

 

 

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One of a kind Ceramic by Nancy Bernardeau

CH: How do you work?

NB:

I am not a prolific production potter, although I am in awe of people who are able to do that. I concentrate on creating a few unique pieces at a time. I “nurture” these pieces from conception through fabrication and decoration, finally releasing them to share. The development of each clay piece is like raising a child. I do what I can for it to reach its potential. A great deal of thought, love and care is involved.

 

CH: What’s your background?

NB:

 

I was an art major in college and was exposed to many different art forms. I dabbled in painting, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics and specifically photography. Upon finishing my studies, I worked in commercial photography, and then fashion styling. I then moved to Florida with my husband and eventually became an art teacher certified to teach grades K-12. Upon retiring, I felt compelled to rekindle my love for clay and to dedicate myself to exploring it as an art form.

 

CH: What’s integral to the work of an artist?

NB:

Discipline, desire, PATIENCE, and the curiosity and willingness to explore and experiment. Risk-taking is important and not being afraid to fail.

 

 

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Jar with Jeweled Shoulder by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: What role does the artist have in society?

NB:

For me the role of the artist is to provoke emotion and stimulate the senses by making people stop, think, perhaps question and, as a result, see things with a new perspective.

 

CH: What has been a seminal experience?

NB:

 

Combined with getting my own pottery wheel and kiln, I took a couple of wonderful and inspiring Master workshops. The first one was with raku master Steven Branfman. It was a transformative and inspiring experience. I started to incorporate glass embedded into my work and started to really enjoy glazing as if it were an abstract painting. Working this way gives me the joy and freedom to work more spontaneously and instinctively. I also participated in a formative workshop with Linda and Charles Riggs, masters of saggar firing, and other techniques that I love, such as naked raku, and horsehair firing.

 

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Horsehair Fired Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau

 

 

CH: How has your practice change over time

NB:

My biggest change was to concentrate on making an attractive form that can be used more decoratively, and also one of a kind, rather than concentrating on making many functional pieces with perfect craftsmanship.

 

CH:  What art do you most identify with?

NB: 

I love art that is vibrant and colorful, energetic and abstract. I enjoy different textures and I also appreciate art that is more monochromatic. I was always attracted to abstract landscape. My favorite artists are Picasso and Matisse.

 

CH: What work do you most enjoying doing?

NB:

I really enjoy making boxes that are embedded with glass. These pieces incorporate wheel throwing, hand-building, as well as the texture and color that the glass creates. The glass enables me to incorporate glaze around it, giving me an opportunity to add contrast and color. I usually finish these boxes off with an interesting wood handle found in nature. When searching for the perfect wood handle, one usually calls out to me because it has a “personality” or a soul. As much as I love color, I also enjoy, appreciate, and create more monochromatically. The monochrome pieces are created using naked raku, horse hair, and saggar fired techniques.

 

 

Nancy’s work can be seen at:


ARTISANS ON THE AVE
630 LAKE AVENUE   LAKE WORTH, FL 33460

561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291