Friday, April 10, 2009
red doggy teapot mystery solved!
(red doggy teapot)
I had submitted this groovy teapot to a competition and won a spot in Chicago's Chiaroscuro Gallery teapot show. HoWEVER, I couldn't find its pic or any mention of my work on their web page the day they opened.
I hunted around, the gallery wasn't sure what happened, and so I called the curator and judge.
AH HA! The usual problem that I have: they were unpacking the 55 teapots for the display in the gallery before the show was set up and begun. A man from overseas saw mine and said he wanted it. They said he couldn't have it. He was insistant, saying he was flying back across the ocean and HE NEEDED MY TEAPOT, so they took his money and packed my teapot for him, before the show began. Well then! (reportedly teapots in this show range from 60 dollars to 2600 dollars each--mine at $125, esp. considering it is wonderful, must have seemed like a steal).
PS--HA! Just had an email from them, they want to stock my pots year round, what an honor!
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 1:09 PM