Last night I had the honor of seeing an all-grown-up Tim in a very different setting when I attended his first solo art exhibit, “The Beginning.” His exhibit runs from June 25 – August 6, 2011 at Baltimore Clayworks, located at 5707 Smith Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
Tim is a potter…. the creator of exquisite, one-of-a-kind clay masterpieces. I’m the proud owner of many of his creations. Several years ago, when Tim was still at Towson University honing his craft, I commissioned Tim to make a pottery punch bowl and mug set. It serves as the perfect excuse to host a party!
In Tim’s words….
“Being a wood firing potter, I am only able to set the parameters for my work, leaving much of the final outcome to chance. I do, however, have control over my clay body, glazes, and the placement of my pieces in the kiln. But in the end, my work is completely at the mercy of the atmosphere and path of the flame during the firing.” Their unpredictability and random temperament keeps me completely captivated.”</em
A metaphor for life, don’t you think? As family, friends, and art enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the beginning of a career bright with promise, I couldn’t help but smile, remembering that free spirited boy who found a way to harness his energy and imagination into a very bright future.