Fire & Fiber United
The 2018 edition of this popular show presented by the Potters' Guild of Las Cruces, will he hosted by the Tombaugh Gallery in Las Cruces during the month of July. The show will move to the The Deming Art Center in Deming, New Mexico for the month of August. The purpose is to exhibit artworks produced collaboratively between ceramic artists and fiber artists. Fiber artists can use fabric, paper, wood, wool, yarn or other fibrous medium. Metal can be used as a support or a decoration, but will not count as the fibrous medium.
The show is open to all current 2018 members of the PGLC. Each team will consist of a clay artist who is a PGLC member and a fiber artist, who may or may not be a member. This is a non-juried show and all entries meeting the limitation requirements will be accepted.
The fee to participate is $25 per team submission (consisting of one or two entries). PGLC clay artist can partner with one other fiber artist for a second submission. Complete the application form. You can find it by clicking on the link below. Checks should be made payable to the Potters' Guild of Las Cruces. Mail entry and payment to Potters' Guild of Las Cruces Atten: Fire & Fiber PO Box 3656 Las Cruces, NM 88003 no later than June 15th. The last day to submit images for show promotion is May 25th. Works will be delivered to the Tombaugh Gallery on June 28 and 29. Contacts for this exhibition are Barbara Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Lou LaCasse (email@example.com)
Works entered for pedestal are limited to 50 pounds with a maximun height of 48 inches. Works entered for wall are limited to 30 pounds and must have a secure hanging device attachment. Entries must not have been shown in a previous Fire & Fiber Exhibition.
If you would like to get a submissions form and see the calendar, click here.
If you would like to see a list of fiber artists who are interested in a clay member to work with, click here.
From the Ground Up XXVIII-Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition
The Potters' Guild From the Ground Up XXVIII was one of the best ever presented. Steven Hill, selected several strong works for awards. The show opened August 4, 2017 during the Ramble at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, from 5-7 pm. The artists reception and awards presentation was on Friday, August 11th, from 5-6:30 pm. There were two free panel discussions with exhibiting artists that were well attended and quite interesting.
Forty seven artists submitted work. Forty one were accepted. Eighty four pieces are in the show.
Part of Jaquinto Beddo's piece which won Best of Show is shown below.
Please go to the From the Ground Up page for more information and images.
2017's Holiday Sale was a big success
The Potters' Guild is had its 37th annual Holiday Sale Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th with a gala opening in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church. The opening was Friday, from 2-6 pm; the perfect time to stop on your way home from work, enjoy a snack and browse through the booths of over 20 talented artists. Saturday hours were from 9 am until 4 pm.
Peace Lutheran Church is located on the corner of Locust Street and Missouri Avenue. There is free parking, it is handicap accessible and there is no entry fee to the show. As usual, we offered festive holiday treats for you to enjoy while supporting your local artists.
There was functional pottery, sculpture and decor, mosaics, jewelry, pillowcases and other textiles for sale. Los Clocheras Quilt Guild had raffle tickets to win a beautiful handmade quilt with proceeds benefitting Empty Bowls and El Caldito Soup Kitchen. Artists included Joe and Ann Angelo, Jan Archey, David Beattie, Maya Brewinton, Bernita Davis, Scott Goewey, Mary Ann Hendrickson, Georgia Jones, Mary Lou LaCasse, Rudy Lucero, Bonnie MacQuarrie, Corry McKissack, Jim Moore, John Northcutt, Kris Northcutt, Randy and Jeannine Summers, Cindy Waddell and Barbara Williams. Maya Brewington created the piece above.
Student Award Winners
The Potters' Guild has presented local students with cash awards since it started in the 80's. The winners from the NMSU Student Exhibiiton for 2016 are pictured below, Jose Arenevar Gomez and Shelly White.
Check out this wonderful show at Williams Hall on the NMSU campus.
Steven Hill presented a 3-day workshop on August 11-13, 2017 on how to spray his cone 6 glazes.
Marcia Selsor conducted a weekend workshop on September 13-15, 2015. To see some images from the workshop go to the From the Ground Up page and scroll down.
Suzanne Kane conducted a workshop on April 2, 2011.
Past Exhibitions-Dia de los Muertos
To see images and information from previous Day of the Dead Shows, please click here.
Past Exhibitions-Fire & Fiber
- Fire & Fiber 2012
- Fire & Fiber 2010
- Fire & Fiber 2008
- Holiday Show December 2007
- Mud, Sweat & Tears 25th Anniversary Celebration May 2006
- Links will be coming for Fire & Fiber 2014 and 2016
Renaissance Art Faire
Potters' Guild members donate our time and talents making ceramic medallions as prizes for our annual fundraiser for the Guild. "Ye Olde Dragon Toss" is our booth located in the Children's Realm at the Dona Ana Arts Council's Renaissance Art Faire held the first weekend in November. We use some of the money we raise to support local art students at their annual shows at both New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at El Paso by awarding cash prizes for outstanding work.