Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fellow Ceramacist needs our healing love

All my wonderful friends and ceramic followers please all help me in sending healing prayers, boundless love and positive energy to this wonderful young man Matthias. He truly touched our hearts this summer when we saw him daily while he was dating Caitlin our daughter. As we are blessed with two daughters, Matthias became that son we never had. He is a joy to be around, funny, expressive and always kind and caring. He is a truly exceptional person whose passions are surfing and creating ceramic sculptures. Right now he and his brother Ruedi are in hospital after a car accident so we need to send him healing love.

I also want to thank all of you who have supported me this past year. Whether through buying my art, turning up to Gallery Openings and Open Studios, or just sending positive encouragement, I truly appreciate all of the above. I'm looking forward to another year of Ceramic Sculpture, new shows and of course time with Matthias playing with clay!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Antoniaart in Museum Show- Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Hi everyone for those of you who couldn't make the opening for this show, do try to find a moment to visit this little gem of a museum located just north of San Francisco, at what used to be Hamilton Air force base. The exhibit is on until Dec 31st 2009.

The curated show is a mix of Ceramic and Glass sculpture. Eleven artists from the ACGA association were invited to exhibit at the museum.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Artslant November Showcase Winner

I entered this showcase competition and was happily surprised to find my piece New Beginning chosen as a winner. Check out the link and Artslant. I often post my shows on this site. Its easy to use and fun to see what else is out there.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Museum Show- Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum Show & Red Velvet
shards of glass

Contemporary Concepts in Clay and Glass
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

This is a group show of 11 clay and glass artists.
The opening will be Dec 5th 5-7pm all are invited. The show will be up till the end of Dec.

So with 14 Bikinis at one show I'm trying to get the
final new bikini finished for this next show at Marin MOCA.
Its still wet.
The one I just finished was gorgeous,
very Versace looking but on removal from the kiln
all the glaze started to pop off. Bad glaze /claybody fit. It is still exploding
tiny shards of red velvet glass.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Clay 28 - Ceramic Artists at Fort Mason 2009

Tomorrow is the Fort Mason Show . One Day Only. Come and check out my new work I think you'll love it. I'll be there from 10.30 _ 5.30 pm, in Building A , on the left as you enter through the gates of Fort Mason.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bikini Sculpture Image advertises gallery show

Just received a postcard for a show at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, and an image of my bikinis was on the front! Color was off a bit but nice to see your work inspiring other artists to enter an upcoming show.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bare Necessities Show Opening

Bare Necessities -Bikini Bag show at Sebastopol Art center Oct 22- Nov 29th 2009
Ceramic sculptures by
Antonia Lawson and Melissa Woodburn.

We Had a great turn out for our
show at the Sebastopol Art Center yesterday. Iw was wonderful to meet a whole new crowd of art enthusiasts. The Art was great and the food was wonderful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Art Opening This Friday 10.16.09 San Rafael-Falkirk 5.30-7pm

"Out Of The Fire "

an ACGA Clay & Glass exhibition .

At the
Falkirk Center
Mission Avenue
San Rafael.
Opening reception Friday Oct 16th, %.30 - 7.00pm.

I will be showing two pieces, both from my landscape series.

A wall painting "Inverness Bay " and a landscape sculpture " Saving our National Parks", reminding us to protect this wonderful Earth of ours!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New landscape ceramic piece with random blues

Fantastic stairway in San Francisco, exquisite tile mosaic.
View of the city from Sausalito last wednesday on my day off, Blue morning glory.

My new landscape ceramic piece just out of the kiln and sold to one of my favorite men! for his parents anniversary. I miss it already. Time to create another different version.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Antoniaart and Artigras At Fort Mason

On the weekend of 15th & 16th August I will be at the Fire House at Fort Mason Center, this is next to the ACC show. It is free to enter our Art Festival so please stop by and see my new work. Remember to call me or email me if you are looking for unique unusual gifts. I am always creating wonderful new pieces and each one is "One of a Kind"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival

Just came back from a good weekend selling my wares. This was the slug year. I have new slug followers to cater to! Had a great new location opposite Gerald and Kelly Hong and I had a good time. Met new people saw old friends and sold my sculptures. Thank you Stephanie for putting me up in the lap of luxury it was wonderful and the iced coffee was fantastic. Here are a few pics from the weekend

clayplant: Just Out Of The Kiln

clayplant: Just Out Of The Kiln

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Caitlin Graduating Soon Empty Nester Blues

Caitlin graduates in just over 2 weeks and so another one flies the coop. This picture was taken on Mothers day. When we went out to Point Reyes together for a sublime lunch and drive through the countryside.Caitlin at one and a half years old, loved the camera and all the attention. She always knew what she wanted. Don't stay away when you head off to college, we will miss you so much. I have loved your teenage years as much as all the other ages.

My Hot Rod, Hiking & Crocodile Loving Gals

Now see what happens when they fly the coop! They end up strutting their stuff on the stage at Stanford. I am so proud of you both and love you to bits keep calling and coming home where ever that might be.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ceramic sculpture,"A New Beginning", sells at John Natsoulas Gallery

My newest sculpture, "A New Beginning", sold at the 30 Ceramic Sculpture Show at John Natsoulas Gallery this May
Ceramic, 04, under glazes, stains, oxides, glazes. Gold Leaf, Feathers. Hand built.
H 29 x W 17x D 10

"A New Beginning " A large gold leafed bowl is perched atop the head of a Bald Eagle, Birds of Prey feathers, found walking the California hills fan out from the base of this pot of gold. The neck and body of the bird are drawn and painted with three merging landscape views taken from three great American state parks. This piece was created during the final days of the last election transitioning into a needed and most welcome new beginning.

My work is forever changing, growing and expanding. This piece represents one of those transitional phases when one series of work merges into another. I have been drawing and painting on clay recently, but my love for building large one of a kind sculptures has to be satisfied. This sculpture represents huge changes in my life. A new job with Apple, soon to be empty nester, selling our home and loss of my studio, but with that comes the unknown and chances of a new beginning.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ceramic Bikinis Make it into the Marin Magazine & onto ACGA's PARC postcard.

This is a great new show at PARC, Palo Alto Research Center, all Clay and Glass Artists. I love how my bikini is so prominent. This same bikini is also featured behind
Melissa & I . We just had this picture printed in the socialites section of this months Marin Magazine!! what a hoot my Bikini looks great in the background especially in the printed full size version.
Tuppy Lawson, Melissa Woodburn

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Art & Studio Huge Moving Sale

We are selling our house and moving to where? is still a mystery. This provides the opportunity for you to purchase pieces of my work from the past decade. Bill Clinton might be out of office but his head on a silver platter is still available from my studio , along with pieces like Lady Diana's Shrine, Mad Cow Disease and Dolly the Cloned Sheep to name a few. Sculptures from this era will be sold at 1/2 price. Out door art from our garden and selected others will also be available at a discount. For the ceramacists among you I am selling studio equipment, a hydraulic lift table, tools, glazes, oxides and much more. Homes needed all round!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Antonia's Deity Pin at Art Pins Of Marin

Last night was the opening party for the Art Pins of Marin . A fantastic fund raiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. The party was at the Piatti  Restaurant in Mill Valley. Anyone can bid on the pins. Soon they will be put online and the bidding will continue. Bidding for most pins starts at $ 25. There are some fantastic creations out there. My Deity has already received a bid of $150! keep bidding it up, lets raise some money for this great cause that mentors kids.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bikini Show Pics & Countdown

BOOTS, BAGS & BIKINIS - Jan 8th -Feb, 2009

Art Works Downtown

Reception Jan 9th, 6-8pm
1325-1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (415) 451-8119 • Fax: (415) 451-8237

Obama Countdown created by James Miller