I’m excited to share the latest photos of Judy Thomas’ work with you on this first day of spring.
Judy has been working away all winter long on various projects. She has been preparing to show her work at the Museum of Northwest Art as part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Annual Conference March 28-31.
Judy is one of 33 artists invited by her teacher, Carol Gouthro, to create a tulipiere for the exhibit Tulipieres: The Tulip Vase Revisited. The tulipieres will be on display from March 24th-June 10th at the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, Washington. The tulipiere (tulip vase) originated in the Delft Potteries of the Netherlands in the 17th century. It was commonly a stacking form with multiple openings for displaying tulips.
Here is a piece that Judy designed for a small show at the Kirkland Arts Center shop (Kirkland at Parkplace next to the theater). The theme of the show was Pacific Rim – Tectonics.
This platter is titled “Peck-tonic”. There are piercings in the outside rim as if a chicken pecked it. I really enjoy her sense of humor!
I think this wall vase is my favorite (for now). The chicken is actually a removable “tube” in which to put flowers. There are two chickens that go inside the box that hangs on the wall.