To say that Angel Brame is a talented and prolific potter would be a huge understatement. Although she's only been working in clay for 13 years, she has developed a large following and her award winning work is available in galleries across the state as well as online.
Around 2 years ago, after having completed an exhibition, Angel began searching for her next challenge. She hit upon the idea of creating one piece per day, beginning on January 1st, 2017 and ending on December 31st. She decided that each piece would be pourable in some fashion.
Knowing that this year long project was going to take up a substantial portion of her life, she was determined to be as organized as possible, with a dedicated sketchbook, necessary tools, and a setup to photograph her work as it progressed.
We were able to follow Angel during her creative journey on her project's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PourablePerDay, showing all stages of her process, from kiln openings to gallery exhibition photos.
Every one of the 365 pieces is ingenious and creative. Whether it was a teapot, salt shaker, or other sort of vessel, they were all pourable and the glazes beautifully complemented the piece.
At different times of the year, various themes would suggest themselves and she would stay with them as long as they interested her. October's theme was a little spooky, while classic toys appeared in December.
Fortunately for us, she sent also began to send out proposals to galleries mid way through the year. "One Per Day: A Year of Small Decisions" will be on exhibition at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton Illinois (in the St Louis area) until July 1st
Best of Missouri Hands is organizing a carpool trip to Alton from St Louis and St Charles to meet Angel, view the exhibition, and hear her gallery talk. Optional will be attending the reception and going out for dinner. Watch for announcements on our Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gallery Talk June 30, 2018 2pm
Closing Reception June 30, 2018 5-7pm
Angel presented at ArtSmart in April in Columbia Missouri and exhibited through May at the Ameristar Gallery in the Foundry Art Centre in St Charles.
Article by Don Crozier