Roger, Jaz, Rosie and I would like to wish everyone a truly peaceful and happy Holiday Season!

We thought you might enjoy our Dr. Seuss Tree that Roger and I recently decorated for the holidays.  It is a Norfolk pine that I have had ever since it was about 18" high! That was 19 years ago! Now it is about ready to outgrow our living room! My friends say I have a green thumb...

Christmas at the home of Alice Ballard, Roger Dalrymple, Jaz & Rosie

FINDING YOUR FORM THROUGH NATURE - June 28-July3 Cullowhee Mountain Arts, NC

This hand building workshop in clay will also focus on helping you finding your form and will show you how to make and use terra sigillata.  To get more information or to register go to  http://bit.ly/1DULtMu

Wall sculpture - by Alice Ballard, one of 4 representing the 4 seasons, commission for a Greenville, SC client

Wall sculpture - by Alice Ballard, one of 4 representing the 4 seasons, commission for a Greenville, SC client

Hope I will see some of you for the workshop in June/July, 2015.  I am really looking forward to teaching a workshop there for the first time! It is the perfect time of the year to be teaching "Finding Your Form Through Nature".

A Nurturing Artist | Alice Ballard | Episode 69 paul@potterscast.com

Recently I was contacted by Paul Blais to do an interview for paul@potterscast.com.  It is Episode 69 if you would like to see what he has written about me and my work.  To do this google Paul Blais at paul@potterscast.com. I hope you will enjoy the interview that he did with me as much as we enjoyed each other! Paul does a great interview and I can hardly wait to hear his other podcasts. 

Thank you Paul for contacting me and for being such a personable, knowledgeable and humorous interviewer!  You are such fun to work with and I had a fine time. I also appreciate the wonderful opportunity for more people to get to see my work!    

Alice

 

 

Alice Ballard's 15 Pod Triangle (speaking of pod-casts) currently on display at her solo show at the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC through January 4th, 2015.

Alice Ballard's 15 Pod Triangle (speaking of pod-casts) currently on display at her solo show at the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC through January 4th, 2015.

I want to take this opportunity to thank George Lee for doing an excellent job photographing my show at the GCMA. Greenville, SC

It was a pleasure working with you George.  If you need an excellent photographer to work with it is George!  georgeleephotography.com

15 Pod Triangle, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

15 Pod Triangle, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

10 Half-Pods, an installation at the GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show georgeleephotography.com

10 Half-Pods, an installation at the GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show georgeleephotography.com

Tree Totem Series, working drawings, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

Tree Totem Series, working drawings, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show georgeleephotography.com

GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show georgeleephotography.com

Tree Totem IX, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

Tree Totem IX, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

Detail of Tree Totem, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

Detail of Tree Totem, GCMA, Alice Ballard's solo show  georgeleephotography.com

Still recovering but with a smile on my face...

Thank you to all of you who came to my talk Sunday at the Greenville County Museum of Art. A special thanks goes to those who stayed for the gallery walk through!  I am sure you could tell that I really loved the gallery walk through with all those great questions.  In fact I am still pondering some of those questions as I step out on the next leg of my journey!  I will keep you posted...

Tree Totem IX, Greenville County Museum of Art

Tree Totem IX, Greenville County Museum of Art

Charcoal and conte drawing and Pod Trio, Greenville County Museum of Art

Charcoal and conte drawing and Pod Trio, Greenville County Museum of Art

Lily's Pinecone, Magnolia Pod, Greenville County Museum of Art

Lily's Pinecone, Magnolia Pod, Greenville County Museum of Art

Sneak Peak at Arrowmont classes for next year!

Nature will be our inspiration for a series of hand-building projects in my class "Finding Your Form Through Nature".

Nature will be our inspiration for a series of hand-building projects in my class "Finding Your Form Through Nature".

Class platters from a workshop at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. Simple slab-platters  will be one of our projects at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Class platters from a workshop at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. Simple slab-platters  will be one of our projects at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

The best ever Greenville Open Studios!!!!!

Thank you's go to MAC, MAC volunteers, all the wonderful visitors, old and new friends, former students who are always near and dear to my heart and a special thank you to Michael Zeimer, a dear friend whose expert help and support made Sunday the best day we have ever had in all the years we have participated in GOS!     Alice, Roger and the party poodles Jaz and Rosie

looks like these are ready to go back to MAC until next year.....

looks like these are ready to go back to MAC until next year.....