Keith Gordon will be one of 20 artists whose works are on exhibit in October through November at the Steamer Gallery (217 Main St., 2nd fl. Ossining). The Ossining Arts Council and The Westchester Theater Collaborative are proud to once again bring "A Living Art Event" with original live plays that relate to the artwork on display and performed in the gallery. Fifteen performances will run from October thru November. Check http://www.ossiningartscouncil.org/ for dates, times and ticket prices.
On September 28 I will be demonstrating on the potters wheel and selling my work at the Bethel Woods Rustic Crafts Artisans Fair (at the site of the original Woodstock). Come listen to great music and shop for great craft gifts. Details & directions at:
On October 18 I will be demonstrating, showing and selling my work at the 22nd Annual Fall Foliage Festival in Highland Falls, NY (377 Main Street) from 9-4pm.
On November 7-9 I will be showing and selling pots with other members of the Hudson River Potters at the Briarcliff Congregational Church on South State Road. Admission is free and times & directions are at: http://HudsonRiverPotters.Net
December 5-7 I will be part of the Hudson River Potters annual show at the Eastchester Library (just off Post Road).
CAGEYCREATIONS: Pottery & Sculpture by Keith Gordon
Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy my ceramics work. First, let me introduce myself and describe my background.
I first learned about clay from my mother Mildred Gordon who was a professional potter in the D.C. area. Long before I made any pots myself, I helped in her studio, building wheels, building & firing kilns, hauling clay and mixing glazes. In 1971 I started learning to throw on the wheel while in college. For two years I was class assistant at the Baltimore Museum of Art to Olin Russum, a wonderful teacher and master potter, who was also my mother's first instructor. Since then, I've taken classes at Fairmont State College, Westchester Art Workshop, Belle Levine Art Center, Garrison Art Center, as well as workshops at Clay Art Center, Rockland Art Center, Kissimmee River Pottery, Touchstone Crafts Center, Peters Valley Craft School and SugarMaples.
My work is a mix of functional stoneware (oxidation and reduction), figurative and abstract sculpture (stoneware and raku) and tile work. I like to make things that I can use daily as well as enhancements to my home environment. These include a tile hallway floor, ceramic sinks, chimney caps, house numbers, and more. I've finally been able to set up a well-equipped studio in my home and work on new pots whenever time allows. A year ago I switched from cone 8 to cone 6 firing, and am still learning a new glaze pallet. My newest experiments are with crystal glazes. One of my long-term projects is to perfect a technique I invented of making translucent light fixtures out of paper-thin porcelain. My goal is to devote more time to ceramics once I've retired, hopefully in a few more years.
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Much of the work displayed on the following pages can be purchased (unless they are marked sold). To inquire about availability and price, contact me directly: CageyCreate@optonline.net, (917) 297-5494, 78 Hawkes Ave., Ossining, NY 10562-2526 I will make some items to order with 50% deposit. Prices shown exclude packing, shipping and insurance.