A quick note to let everyone know that we have a launched two supporting sites for our work. Firstly, a portfolio site for a lot of the custom artwork we do that does not reach the gallery—www.AdamJRussell.com A great place for idea gathering and seeing some of Adam’s work in its permanent surroundings. Next, the Key West Pottery Instagram! Like many of you, we are always on the go and Instagram is a brilliant way for us to make more updates more often from the mobile. We have been sharing shots from the studio, the gallery, our collectors and the island life in general so make sure and link us there www.instagram.com/keywestpottery
As always, we offer our sincerest thanks to all our collectors, supporters, and friends who have helped us make Key West Pottery a staple of the arts on Key West. We are still growing and always, always having fun.
Love and Light,
Hoping your season is filled with magic, thank you all for your support of our work over the past year. 2014 has been a year of quantum leap for our Gallery and 2015 is starting to look very exciting as well. Our holiday card is an image of Adam Russell’s “5 Watchovers” illuminated at night in front of The Marker. Make sure you stop by and see this Key West public art landmark during your next stay on the island. on William St. at Caroline—adjacent to Schooner Wharf.
Big Week! So nice to see a project come to fruition after months of planning and production. Monday and Tuesday saw Adam Russell’s “Five Watchovers” installed in front of The Marker—Key West’s newest waterfront resort, opening early December.
In Line with the rest of Adam’s work, these sculptures are layered with meaning and references within themselves but can be read more generally as; The Watchover of the Navigator, The Watchover of the Feeling, The Watchover of The Republic, The Watchover of the Red Sky, and The Watchover of the Quiet Life. Big thanks to all the various team members and contributors to this great project: Pritam, Liz, Noah, Maxine, Kelly, Rex, Evan, Key West AIPP among many others.
As the construction team onsite buttons things up over the next week or two, “Five Watchovers” are visible from the designated walkway along William St. and will be available for closer observation very soon. Finish quality photos soon.
A lovely midweek surprise! A friend and favorite collector stopped in to talk about the newest sculpture in the gallery… turns out she had the perfect spot for it. One of the most beautiful homes we’ve been to in old town, outfitted with its second outdoor work by Adam Russell. This one, “Swimming Influence” was standing in the hidden garden about 4 hours later. Thank You DD!
After a month of very hard work, we are so pleased to invite you into our new gallery! 1203 Duval Street is ! This clean and sleek building is the perfect setting for the island’s only art house pottery and right in the middle of the Upper Duval Arts District at that. We find our new neighborhood to be refined and chic…. make sure you adjust the bearing on your navigation! 1203 Duval St. KW, the new home of Key West Pottery
Cant wait to see you. xoxo KWP
Some friends from up the Keys sent us a few pictures of a sculpture that Adam made for their new home last year. The piece “Key Colony Goliath” is all glazed stoneware with steel wall fittings. The fish is about 12 feet long and 5.5 feet wide and was made in 20 separate sections specifically for this wall. This beautiful and contemporary home was designed by Key West architect Matthew Stratton, who we also have to thank for these gorgeous, updated photographs.
So about that big news…
We are Moving! After some long thinking we have decided to accept an opportunity to move our Gallery into the South Duval Arts District. Starting in October you will find us at 1203 Duval St., right in the heart of Old Town Key West.
We hope you will follow us to Duval St. in the coming months and will bring your inspiring artistic zeal with you, we love our customers and fans and look forward to being in a more accessible, complementary area of the island for you. We have so enjoyed every minute of working on Truman Ave. and see this move as the next step in advancing our role as Key West’s Ceramic Fine Art and Functional Pottery specialty gallery. We will announce an opening party for the new gallery when it comes into view…. Thank You!
At long last! We have had the very good fortune of working with a brilliant local web developer/producer, Chris Higgins (http://www.chrishig.com), to bring an all new Key West pottery site to the WWW. Many thanks to Chris and to all of you who have been involved with KWP as we have developed over the years. On this new site you may notice a more coherent and often updated blog, portfolio and webstore, this is a big development for that gallery and we are thrilled to be at this juncture in our virtual lives! As we are populating the site over the next few week we need your feedback! If you have any thoughts or suggestions about usability please let us know. Also, we are currently collecting photographs from our collectors of any work from KWP that you have collected over the years. If you would like to share, please email us a photo of the artwork in its new home, within the context of your collection and aesthetic…. we can’t wait to see! Thanks for sharing and stay tuned to this site for updates as we get the site up and going.