Thursday, October 23, 2008

A.G.O Commission Inspiration.


Where does the time go I wonder?
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that my last entry was in September. The autumn had been taken up with making new stock for coming shows, teaching classes and sadly closing down my shop in Cookstown. It is a sad sign of the times. Costs are high and everyone is feeling the pinch and usually with that, Art is the first to suffer. When you have bills to pay who needs to buy ceramics? On the other hand isn't it a better investment than the stock market these days? And on top of that you have the pleasure of living with an object you adore! Art always makes me feel better about life and it is one of my true pleasures.....We all need it (we just don't all know it yet!)

Recently I was luck enough to be commissioned by the buyer of the A.G.O shop, Diane Smeding.
The last few weeks have been consumed with making new pieces for their opening in November.
Like most of my work I concentrate on surface. I love the textures of peeling paints and surfaces once used, loved, reused then neglected and exposed to the elements....In time the decaying surface hints of past lives and I often wonder who's story it is telling......
This image is a sneak preview of one of my most recent vessels "Forgotten Pasts"

5 comments:

ang said...

it has been a while 'between drinks'.it was good to see your name pop up in my list this morning.....
..that surface looks great though can't wait to see the whole piece...

JOSÉE SAVARIA said...

Hi Lesley!

WOW! Beautiful work!!!

Here are some pictures from my show at Everything Chocolate!
http://www.snapnewmarket.com/display/55016/471/

I am at the mcMichael for the weekend!

See you soon!
Love,
Josée
xxx

Tara Lynne Franco said...

Hi Lesley, Fantastic beautiful new work, not surprising of course ... cheers and love, Tara

Kipik said...

Oh! soooo glad to have found you!!! I bought a vessel from you last year, I was so in love with your work and how it relate so intimately with nature! I'll try to come to the TO. outdoor show just to see you agian!!!

yolande clark said...

Gorgeous work, Lesley--it was so nice to meet you at the OOAK show...and I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog!