Creatures of the Night
August 6, 2011
MudFire hosts a national invitational exhibit of illustrated ceramics alternately fiendish and cuddly. Asked to interpret the theme "Creatures of the Night", our inventive band of clayers have whipped up an alluring stew of monsters, feathered fauna, nighthawks at the diner, and more.
The creatures of the night will come out to play at the opening reception on August 6, 2011 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. This exhibit will not do well for the faint of heart, ladies and gentlemen subject to frequent fainting, and those suffering from the vapours. All others are welcome to attend.
Work will post in preview mode by July 31, and will be available for purchase starting 10:00 am on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Alberto "Speedy" Guerrero
No Longer Available
More About Creatures of the Night
Confront your demons or make a new friend at MudFire's new installment of creepy and cuddly ceramics. The show features illustrated studio pottery and sculpture based on over twenty ceramic artists' interpretations of the show theme.
On the darker end, the pedestals will be haunted by skeletal flyers, vampire bats, horned demons and a hissing, scratching variety of other nightmarish creatures. Address your primordial fears and head home with a piece of functional art to commemorate the occasion. You'll wake no more with heart pounding in the depth of the night, having conquered your fear of the undead by gaily sipping tea from a ghoulish cup.
You'll encounter as well the more alluring flora and fauna that grace the black skies. Elegant luna moths fly alongside mysteriously knowing owls. Tender toadstools poke forth beneath a cloud of blinking fireflies. Expect also some offworld friends including a seven-legged smiley.
In the more human backwaters of the exhibit, we find a variety of pale characters who cruise the small hours. Witness the dreams and hallucinations of the less settled hanging alongside spacemen on the dark side of the moon. And possibly even pick up a pitcher with pole dancers, perhaps as a gift for your sex-crazed Senator friend.
Come to MudFire and enjoy a side of ceramics that rarely sees the light of day.