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fill-adelphia show report

updated thu 8 apr 10


Chris Campbell on wed 7 apr 10

I would like to post a preliminary report
on the Potters Council Show at
A Show of Hands gallery in Philly.

I was very anxious to see the show
since I had only seen images of the work
so I headed directly there after arriving
in Philly on Monday.

The show is gorgeous !!!
The pieces were even more beautiful in
person than they were in images and the
presentation by the gallery was terrific ...
simple but stunning.

The owners had stopped counting the
visitors to the show after hitting 1,500 ...
they are thrilled and call the show a great
success for them as well.

I have posted images on my website ...
just click on the link at mid front page.

Now ... an admission of forgetfulness.

I was having so much fun at the show on
Friday night I completely forgot the camera
in my bag ... there were hundreds of visitors
and I was just chit chatting away all night.

So, you will just have to imagine a balmy
night in historic old Philly, soft breezes in
the warm night air ... an ever changing group
of 50 - 60 potters chatting outside the gallery
and more perusing the show inside. The flow
of voices and laughter ... hugs and greetings ...
cold wine and warm friends. Three hours of
compliments on the show and best wishes
from all. Best of all, many expressions of
determination to submit for Tampa 2011.

Next year, I promise to try to think about
taking pictures rather than simply enjoying
the moment.

- to all the artists who trusted us with your
work at a first time show.
- to Show of Hands for putting it all together
- to all the Members who submitted work
and hopefully will submit again for Tampa.

Chris Campbell - in North Carolina

Chris Campbell
President - Potters Council

May 28 - 30, 2010
Atlanta Georgia
Hosted by: Spruill Center for the Arts
Chris Campbell, Marko Fields, Patz Fowle,
Mitch Lyons, Sandi Pierantozzi & Kathy Triplett

August 15-21, 2010
Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington PA 15437