Pots in the studio

Pots in the studio

pottery has always been my counter balance in the studio. This week, I spent some time making a bunch of new hand built pieces. Unlike my paintings, my pottery is super low-key and functional.

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Virtual Studio Visit

works on paper - my new series on weeds

works on paper - my new series on weeds

A huge thanks to curator Emily Stamey of the Weatherspoon Museum of Art for driving all the way out to Asheville. Great discussion. Super smart curator.

New Work on Paper at Greenhill Center for NC Art

Dandelion Greens, watercolor and gouache on cut paper, 2016.

Dandelion Greens, watercolor and gouache on cut paper, 2016.

The wonderful GreenHill Center for NC Art opens 7 Squared today. I'm proud to present some of my new work on paper from my latest series on the beauty and resilience of weeds. Thanks to curator Edie Carpenter and the GreenHill staff for all that they do to support and promote the arts in NC.

A Pot A Day

My first pinch pots

My first pinch pots

Having moved to a new city, and knowing that a big change is coming in my work, I'm trying to keep open to all the channels of inspiration. In this, the month of new resolutions, I'm declaring my winter goal: to make one pinch pot per day. A pinch pot is the humblest form in pottery - the first thing many beginners learn. But it takes a lifetime to perfect. So I will make one pinch pot per day. I'll explore the asymmetry, and the sculptural possibilities. In the spring or summer, I will post the results of my efforts. May all your resolutions bear fruit!

Feature on Caring for Surfaces in BU Today

Emily Manning-Mingle (CFA’09,’10) (left) with Cole (center, in red) at the opening reception for Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces, on November 6. Photo by Smaranda Tolosano (CAS’16)

Emily Manning-Mingle (CFA’09,’10) (left) with Cole (center, in red) at the opening reception for Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces, on November 6. Photo by Smaranda Tolosano (CAS’16)

A big thanks to writer John O'Rourke for his feature on my show, Caring for Surfaces. It's a nice writeup - check it out.

Brownstone Window, 2015, acrylic on cut Tyvek w/grommets, by Hannah Cole. Courtesy of the artist and Slag Gallery, N.Y.

Brownstone Window, 2015, acrylic on cut Tyvek w/grommets, by Hannah Cole. Courtesy of the artist and Slag Gallery, N.Y.

Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces is on view at the George Sherman Union Sherman Gallery, 775 Commonwealth Ave., second floor, through Friday, December 18. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., closed Monday; free and open to the public.

Caring For Surfaces, opens Friday in Boston

Opening Friday November 6, 6-7:30 at Boston University, Sherman Gallery, Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces. A solo show of paintings, featuring a new series of hand-cut pieces.

November 6-December 18 at The Sherman Gallery, Boston University, 755 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd floor, Boston.

Hannah is represented by Slag Gallery, NYC. For information on any work in the show, please contact Irina Protopopescu at Slag Gallery, 919.977.1848.

The high art of mud

Having done pottery for 19 years, I've heard the legend of western North Carolina pottery culture for all of that time. So the first thing I did when I got to Asheville was sign up for the Masters Series at Odyssey Ceramics. Here are some of the amazing artists I had the honor of watching.

Linda McFarling

Linda McFarling

Eric Knoche

Eric Knoche

Hello Asheville!

My new studio building in Asheville. Great people, great energy. I'm loving it.

My new studio building in Asheville. Great people, great energy. I'm loving it.

The first piece I've made in my Asheville studio. 

The first piece I've made in my Asheville studio. 

a detail of the new piece

a detail of the new piece

And the second piece...

And the second piece...

Mother/daughter painting

Daughter Farrah painted this today. I wish I had painted it.

 

I painted a stack of her sweaters.

Round and round

What I'm working on in the studio today

Christian Maychack

Unbelievable show. Check it out at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Chelsea.