Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I'm teaching a class

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IMPORTANT: In order to ensure full participation, we have decided to push back the start date by 2 weeks, to April 3rd. There are still 1 or 2 seats left, so please let me know if you are interested! 

We are pleased to announce a new class, with instructor, Tria Turrou: Discovering the clay surface
Monday evenings 6-9 pm. April 3 - May 8.
We are pleased to announce a new class, with instructor, Tria Turrou: Discovering the clay surface
Monday evenings 6-9 pm 4/3- 5/8
In this class, we will explore the surface of the pot, and its potential. It will be an up close and personal exploration in surface decoration. This includes but is not limited to using texture as well as drawn imagery. Bring imagery that you find inspiring to you, bring your imagination, bring an acceptance to learn a new way of decorating your pottery. We will be using a low fire earthenware clay body, along with slips and underglazes, we will also be using selected glazes to add in for details. All levels are welcome. Come ready to share ideas and make pots.
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Brent slab roller: Sold Sold Sold

Hello all.

My mom has a 36 year old Brent slab roller that we are wanting to  selling. She has been carting this thing around for forever, and now it's time for it to move on and go to a new home. The cables underneath have been replaced as have the roller. It's a great slab roller!!! It's an SR-14. If you would like to come to the studio to check it out you are welcome to do so.

Sold sold sold sold 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Upcoming events

Hey y'all.

I am graduating this Saturday!!!! Having said that, I am having a graduating show this Friday night at Hamilton Williams Gallery in downtown Morganton!! I have been working really hard in the studio to get ready for this. Lots and lots of sleepless nights! The opening is from 5:30-7:30! The show features the work of Jennifer Sigmon, Tommy Steuer, and yours truly. This show will be up for a whole month!! Very exciting.

Also. I am doing the Toe River Studio Tour the first weekend in June! I will have lots of new work for that. The studio tour happens twice a year, once in June and once again in December! The dates for this year's June tour are 3,4,&5.

One more. This is my first year that I will be doing the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville NC!!! This is a two day show! Really looking forward to it! This show is in August! The 5 & 6!

*I'll try to post pictures of the opening at Hamilton's.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Studio Tour is this weekend!

WHAT!!! Studio Tour is this weekend and guess what? I am ready!!! Yeah baby! Usually this time I am freaking out cause I am in no way ready!! But thanks to some really really late nights, I was able to achieve readiness! I have only a few things left to do, like paint the wall, patch some holes in the wall, paint some boards and hang them on the wall and attach little knot things to vases. But other than that, I am ready for this thing!! Tomorrow I am going to start on my moms space! Lots to do in there. I also still have to price everything! No biggie though.
    I am sorry that I haven't written in a while, I've been busy. I have three months until my next show, and I plan to have lots for that. I am in the habit of making lists before shows, that way I know what I am supposed to make, it keeps me on track!! Last year when I did the Bakersville Creek Walk Festival I had a list and made everything that was on that list!! I was able to fill a booth!! That having had been my first real outdoor show that I had ever done. Anyways....
    So this is Studio Tour weekend! I think it's going to be really really good for me this year. My fingers are crossed. I say this because I had a good month of May at the craft shop, something I wasn't expecting. So I am basing that on Studio Tour. That I am going to sell lots of work and make lots of money! I have been making these cute little vases with bird imagery on them, I would like to make a screen of the bird that way I don't have to trace every single one.
    I am also this year donating bowls to Empty Bowls something I am very excited about doing! I have never done that before. I went to a Clay Club meeting at John Hartom's studio and got inspired to help!! I have 24 bowls that I am going to donate and I might make more if I have time. Oh, big news!! I am going to Western Piedmont Community College where I will be getting a degree in professional crafts in sculpture in the fall, super excited about it too! I won't have to do any academics since I am all finished with them!!! So I am hoping that I will have time to get these bowls finished before school starts and have work made and finished for the Creek Walk show! I hope that I will be ready for that show. Three months!!!! Lots of work to make for that one!! I also have galleries that need new work, after Studio Tour, I plan to take some of my work to some of those galleries.
    Next year I am putting work in Taupe, a gallery in North Wilkesboro and I am also going to jury into Flow, a gallery in Marshall. So I have to have work for them. But my plan is to after the December tour to just work and make lots of new things and make my lists and get work to galleries. I also want to jury into the Penland gallery as well.
    Anyways........ I have to get back to work. Thank you for being patient as it has been while since I have written anything. And as always thank you for reading.
      Stay tuned. 
   I will post pictures of new work in the next day or so.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New bowls

Here it is! I have been sitting around the studio all day trying to figure out how I was going to decorate these 20 bowls that I made last night! After looking through books to find inspiration, I found it!! I love this image! It is so simple. This is just a test bowl that I will be keeping so.... But I will have 20 of them for sale in June at my studio!
  This is what I am working on tomorrow! :) I am thinking about using different colors behind the crow like on my little vases, haven't' really decided that yet! Like maybe do five in one color and so on. Don't know as of yet! I will figure this out tomorrow!  Oh yeah I also have to decorate 40 ingredient bowls tomorrow!
   Good night and thanks again for reading. Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New works, same directions!

Hello readers!!
   It makes me happy to know that people are actually reading my blog! And for that I thank you! When I first Started blogging, I was kind of scared when I saw that people were reading what I was writing!
   Anywhoo, I pulled work out of the kiln on Friday morning! I was as you know getting ready for the Studio Tour exhibit, which you will be happy to know I got my work in on time!! So, I pulled work out of the kiln at around 7 or so in the morning, and I was overcome with joy! The work that I had in the kiln came out perfectly!! I was smiling for hours afterwords. While I had a lot of gluing to do I was still really happy!
This is one of the jems that came out of the kiln the other day. Along with two domed vases at the top! I added the knotted balls of clay. 
These little babies also came out the kiln! They are so freaking cute!!! The inside is a really deep yellow, they should look really nice with flowers in them! 
This piece is the biggest wall platter I think I will ever make! I would like to make another one at another time. I might not have one in time for this upcoming Studio Tour, perhaps December!? We will see. 
  Anyways if you haven't already followed me on twitter please be sure to do so @triaturrougirl and like me on Facebook/triaturroustudios
  And as always thank you for reading and stay tuned!