After Anniversary Thank You

“Angie and I want to thank again all the artists and art enthusiasts who made the 1 year anniversary of our gallery a successful gathering last Thursday. My students’ show was a hit! Special thanks to my mother-in-law for the food and refreshments and to the students and friends who contributed. Thank you, Dwight, Jen, Percy, and The Trio for always being there. Thank you Casandra and Marcia for helping during the reception. Thank you resident artists for supporting my dream and my vision to make Vernissage an art destination. Last but not least, thanks a million to all my students (age 7 to 83) who participated in this show. It has been a blessing to teach you all these years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for you. We are looking forward to next year’s Student Show! Did I say thank you?” – Ma Ly

Ceramics by Amy Emrany

Below are some of the ceramic pieces by local ceramicist Amy Emrany that will be in display for our 1 year anniversary on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 5-8pm.
These creations were fired in a pit. They have been carefully handmade as one-of-a-kind pieces of art. “Pit firing” is an ancient method of firing pottery dating back nearly 30,000 years. The process typically occurs in a shallow hole or pit. After the pot is created, “burnishing” (polishing by rubbing) multiple times with a smooth stone or object creates a silky, lustrous surface. Carefully chosen ingredient such as wood shaving, seaweed, and other natural, earthy ingredients help to transform the clay as it is being fired. All of the colors and patterns on the pots are produced in the fire. This atmospheric process ensures that no two pieces will ever be alike. It is not a quick process, but the results obtained are like none other.