St. Petersburg Clay had an exhibition of previous years entries in Skutt Ceramics annual "Peep Show"
this one was my favorite!
it was neat to watch this giant pot being made at the Brent booth
i finally got to see the Artstream gallery in person... lots of beautiful work in there!
the first two days of the conference we had torrential rain and wind... with a tornado that touched down fairly close. by friday the sun came out so many of us took a break on the terrace to catch some rays, the Tampa Convention Center is located right on the water with a great view... of course my NH friends were loving it... they still have snow on the ground at home!
in between lectures, watching the ongoing demos was a good way to rest your brain and recharge. there are two artists doing demonstrations simultaneously and they are also projected on giant screens so you get a good view no matter where you are sitting. pictured above is Deborah Schwartzkopf demonstrating a variety of wheel working and hand building techniques.
of course every trip has to include some great food... before we left the city on saturday we enjoyed lunch at a sidewalk cafe called the Jerk Hut. awesome jerk chicken with red beans and rice, probably the best meal we had all week and also the least expensive! i will spare you the painful details of dinner at "Spain" a tapas bar the previous night...