This summer I will be doing raku sessions in conjunction with City Clay in Charlottesville in the brand new studios behind Bodos on Harris Street. There are 3 different sessions available. Sunday, June 23 1 – 4 PM to glaze or burnish and Sunday, June 30, 10 – 4 PM to fire. The other dates are all sundays – July 21 and 28 and August 11 and 18. I will not be there for the August sessions. Please contact City Clay at http://randybill.wordpress.com/
- Large Mouth Vessel
A Mother’s Day Tradition: This annual show has something for everyone
including some of the finest art and craft by many local and east coast artists.
More at: www.crozetfestival.com . I’ll have many new pieces including some
contemporary lamp bases, “Fish Vessels,” and Nancy O’s along with perfect gifts for weddings and grads.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec 1 & 2, I’ll join 7 other local artisans for our annual holiday open house at Free Union Country School from 10 – 4 PM.
Join us for an inspiring, comfortable, fun holiday shopping experience.
Functional pottery - Nancy Ross
Exotic wood bowls - Jim Sprinkle
Honeysuckle baskets - Anne McCauley
Leather belts and accessories - Sharon Duvall
Hand woven chenille scarves and jewelry – Jan Russell
Quilts and stockings - Margie Shepherd
Stained glass and jewelry - Jo Perez
Fleece hats - Ryan Williamson
Bring your friends . . . enjoy warm cider, homemade snacks while you shop . . . easy parking . . . and a table full of bargains.
Like us at www.facebook.com/freeunioncraftshow
I’ll be cleaning out my shed to bring my annual, reduced price pots.
Free Union Artisans’ Open House
at Free Union Country School
4220 Free Union Road – just 10 miles NW of Charlottesville – out Barracks Rd, right on Free Union Road.
Sat & Sun, Dec 1 & 2
10 AM – 4 PM
Nancy Ross Pottery is coming to you – those in the Lexington, VA area. Enjoy a beautiful spring weekend and do the entire tour. http://www.lexingtonrockbridgestudiotour.com/index.html for details.
New form for spring - small oval casserole.
I’ll be in Studio # 11 – Bill Johnston’s studio. http://www.williamjohnstonpottery.com/#!about with tempting food tastings to add to the art temptations.
My show “Growth” opened November 11, 2011 and runs through Jan.25, 2012 at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, VA in the South Gallery of the Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. It is open to the public and hours can be found at 434-961-5362. Recently reviewed by Laura Parsons in “The Hook” on November 24 and online on Nov. 21, the show was highly praised. I enjoyed Laura’s ability to totally grasp what I was after in this series. Here’s the exact link – http://www.readthehook.com/102120/curve-vase-ious-ross-bends-clay-and-opens-mouths.
SAT & SUN, DEC 3 & 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM –
4220 Free Union Road
Everyone is invited to come visit Free Union Country School to enjoy my latest POTTERY and the newest work of 6 local artisans making wood bowls, jewelry, handwoven scarves, quilts and stockings, honeysuckle baskets, stained glass shades and glass quilt squares, and leather belts and accessories.
Early Bird Specials: I’ll have a table full of bargain pots. Some are discontinued designs or glazes, some have a slight flaw, some were glaze tests. All are totally functional and would make perfect gifts. I’m sure they will fly ? off the table.
Yummy snacks, good conversation, and a spectacular view of the mountains! You’ll want to spend the day.
Yes, I now have your attention and I must clarify that I am talking about CLAY – my drug of choice. For almost 40 years ( impossible!), I have been hopelessly addicted to clay and the process of forming functional vessels out of plastic mud and then firing to permanence. Humble pots, whether a small mug or a teapot or a colorful lamp, become integral parts of the rituals of daily life.
And that’s why a handmade pot makes an ideal gift. It might be turned on, fondled, or placed on the lips as your loved one drinks and thinks of you (and possibly of the maker) with a smile.
Save the date! We’ll be ready for your shopping pleasure – warm, easy parking, good food, relaxed atmosphere. Please join us.
- We even carved a new sign!
August 5 – September 25, 2011, Staunton Augusta Art Center presents my newest sculptural and functional work. It’s free and open to the public -
20 S. New Street Staunton, VA 24401. Gallery Hours - Mon – Fri 10-5 Sat 10 – 4 Sun 1 – 4 Phone – 540.885.2028 or Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos are up all over – here in my Gallery and also on my facebook page and on SAAC facebook page. It’s different and might surprise you.