Friday, October 31, 2014

Pottery on the Hill on Capital Hill in Washington DC all weekend!!!

Pottery on the Hill: October 31-November 2, 2014

In late October and early November, sixteen nationally-recognized ceramic artists bring their recently-fired, colorful, and durable creations to Hill Center for show and sale. Learn more about these artists and follow their work from links to each on the right side of this page. There, you will find closeup images of their works and links to their websites and blogs.
Pottery on the Hill kicks off with a special Preview Reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. Ticketholders will receive the first chance to purchase pieces and speak with the artists. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the reception. Tickets can be purchased online here.
The sixteen artists will show and sell their pottery from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 and 12 Noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 2. Mark your calendars, because this is a unique opportunity to see these 16 nationally renowned artists in one spot right here on Capitol Hill.
Also, save the date for a Pottery Slam on Thursday, October 30 at District Clay featuring Dan Finnegan, Sam Taylor and Mark Shapiro. These potters will make some of their own pots, collaborate on the same pots and throw down the gauntlet to challenge each other to try new things. The audience will be invited to throw ideas into the ring as well in a very interactive way! Light refreshments will be provided.

The event will take place at District Clay, 2414 Douglas Avenue NE near Brookland. To register, click on the link above and choose Pottery Jam from the class options.

Artists in this Exhibition

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

thinking of you

"Instead of asking ourselves, “How can I find security and happiness?” we could ask ourselves, “Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace—disappointment in all its many forms—and let it open me?” This is the trick." ~ Pema Chodron

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want with 
our whole lives, the touch of 

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language- door and

open the love window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks