Monday, June 25, 2007

more muddy-bird!

Tim Christensen-Kirby just dropped off some new work fresh from the kiln. I have been eagerly awaiting this shipment for weeks, as Tim's inventory was essentially nonexistent following a hugely successful showing at the Smithsonian Craft Show this past Spring.

Tim's work is narrative, specifically illustrated, sometimes spiritual, often funny, and always understandable. "I make pots about the times in which we live, and the challenges of living in a world in which we are divorced from the natural world around us. I make my work to be appreciated by those who know a lot or a little about pottery or art, and make it with the hopes that some of these pots will survive longer than me or the culture in which we live, and will still be as pertinent and relevant then as it is now."

His latest shipment to the gallery includes the 'Dragonfly' cup shown above ($110-), and the 'Chicadee' plate shown here ($400-). Additional works feature Octopi, Salamanders, Gannets and Jellyfish.

Tim was on his way for a well-deserved vacation up North, where he will surely find rest, relaxation and endless acres of inspiration. More of Tim's work will be featured in 'Things with Wings', our upcoming exhibition scheduled for August - more about this show in a later post!