UPCOMING EVENT--JDCARTSTUDIO/GIFTS EXHIBIT AT WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEWTON HIGHLANDS CRAFT FAIR AT NOVEMBER 6, 2021
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO EXHIBITING MY ART WORK AT THE WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEWTON HIGHLANDS ON NOVEMBER 6, 2021 AFTER THE PAST TWO YEARS OF ISOLATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. PLEASE COME AND SEE MY EXHIBITS ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER ARTISTS WHO WILL BE VENDORS AT THIS EVENT. BELOW ARE SOME OF MY WORKS THAT I WILL BE EXHIBITING.
JDCARTSTUDIO/GIFTS WILL BE A GUEST ARTIST AT THE NEEDHAM FARMERS MARKET ON JULY 11, FROM 12 NOON TO 4:00 PM. PLEASE COME AND SEE AND ENJOY SOME OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT WILL BE ON DISPLAY, DESIGNED AND CREATED BY ARTIST, JOAN CAMERON.
I have not been actively blogging for a long time due to many difficulties with time management. I plan to for this year not follow any particular structure, but write as I feel inclined, thus lessening the pressure and anxiety and be more spontaneous. For example last night I sat in on a session of critiquing and demonstration of an artist Jory Mason. The title of the meeting was: Jory Mason's Demo and Critique.
NOT AN UNEVENTFUL YEAR BY ANY MEANS
It has been a very long time since i have added a post to my blog. There have been many extenuating circumstances that have affected my ability to keep up with my audience, which would be exhaustive to explain, so I can only apologize. I assure you I will try to be more consistent in the future.
This has not been an uneventful year for JDCARTSTUDIO. Due to COVID I have not been able to do any shows because I was directly impacted by the illness. Unfortunately I was infected by the illness and it has been a long and strenuous struggle to recover. I am aware, however that many have suffered so much more than I have experienced. For any of my readers who have been impacted physically and otherwise, I wish each of you a speedy recovery and that soon this experience will be all behind us.
Though I have not been able to do any marketing, I have been able to do some work for which I am thankful. Though I have had to curtail my activities, the creative drive has not suffered in any extreme way. I have done some throwing on the wheel and I actually started painting again. I also actually made some videos and downloaded them on my Youtube channel. Please take a look and subscribe. I am not a photographer or a movie director so they are far from perfect, but I like them that way because I hope it will show progression and growth and the reality of making art in unusual circumstances.
MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS PRODUCT
THIS IS A POTTERY PRODUCT I HAVE DESIGNED FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE. WHILE WATCHING A NEWS PROGRAM ABOUT HOW THE USE OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN RAVAGING OUR ENVIRONMENT, SPECIFICALLY THE OCEANS, I WAS SO PERTURBED BY THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THE PLASTIC IS HAVING ON THE ENVIRONMENT, THAT I WAS VERY DISTURBED.
I BEGAN TO THINK OF HOW TO REDUCE, IF NOT REMOVE COMPLETELY THE USE OF PLASTIC FROM MY DAILY HOUSEHOLD. I REALIZED THAT MUCH OF MY STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR FOOD IN MY REFRIGERATOR AND OTHERWISE WERE MADE OF PLASTIC, AND I THOUGHT, I AM A POTTER, WHAT CAN I DESIGN THAT COULD BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE. I THOUGHT OF THIS DESIGN..THESE CANISTERS, WHICH I THEN BEGAN TO USE AND FOUND THAT THEY NOT ONLY SERVED THE PURPOSE OF STORAGE, THEY WERE BETTER. THEY HAVE NO HEALTH RISKS, UNLIKE PLASTIC WHICH CAN LEACH TOXINS UNDER VARIOUS CONDITIONS. I STORE LEFT OVERS IN THEM, THEN TAKE THEM FROM THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER TO THE OVEN OR MICROWAVE. PLEASE NOTE, THAT, ONE SHOULD DEFROST BEFORE PUTTING INTO AN OVEN JUST TO BE SAFE. I HAVE, HOWEVER PUT THEM IN THE MICROWAVE WITHOUT ANY OBVIOUS PROBLEM RESULTING.
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY DESIGNING THIS ITEM, I INTEND TO MAKE THEM DIFFERENT SIZES, SHAPES AND TEXTURES FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, I HOPE YOU THE AUDIENCE FIND THEM AESTHETICALLY PLEASING AND THAT IT SERVES THE PURPOSE,
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 AM - 4 PM JDCARTSTUDIO/GIFTS WILL BE PARTICPATING IN THE NEEDHAM OPEN STUDIOS ALONG WITH SEVERAL ARTISTS IN THE TOWN OF NEEDHAM. I WILL BE ON HAND TO WELCOME MY GUESTS AND FRIENDS TO TALK ABOUT MY WORK AND DEMOMSTRATE MY PROCESS. I PROMISE YOU THAT YOU WILL HAVE AN INTERESTING EXPERIENCE. MY ADDRESS IS 30 CHAMBERS STREET, APARTMENT D, NEEDHAM, MA 02492. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
The picture above of my table at the Newton Woman's Club craft fair on the 10th of November, 2018. I enjoyed the show. I received many positive comments and encouragement and appreciation of my work.
The pot on exhibit, the first of my collection: Birds and Flowers was bought by this engaging and kind lady. I asked her permission to show her picture on my blog.
JDCARTSTUDIO/GIFTS WILL BE EXHIBITING AT CRAFT FAIR TO BE HELD IN NEWTON:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 AT 10AM - 4PM
NEWTON CIYTY HALL
ON EXHIBITION WILL BE ORIGINAL ART AND CRAFT CREATED BY JURIED ARTISANS FROM THE NEW ENGLAND AREA. ON EXHIBIT WILL BE FEATURED SOME OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, DESIGNED AND EXECUTED BY ARTIST, JOAN CAMERON.
ANNOUNCEMENT: JDCARTSTUDIOGIFTS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF NEWTON HIGHLANDS 16TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
90 LINCOLN ST., NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA 02461