On Saturday, Dec. 7, Coloradical will host "Return To The Earth," a one-night only showing of the new ceramic work of Neil Celani. I'm extremely proud to display and just be a part of this exhibition, as Neil has been one of my closest friends since we met in the ceramics department in college years ago. Much of this recently created body of work is inspired by the sights and experiences of our travels and getting weird in the desert this last summer, including the Great Sand Dunes, Moab and Burning Man. Where after the completion of our schooling I went the way of the tee, Neil has maintained an active dedication to his craft and grown to become one of the foremost ceramic talents in the region. To eat or drink using one of his functional pieces elevates a simple act of consumption to that of a pleasure-filled experience. Drinking your morning coffee is a completely different ritual when it's in a handmade vessel produced with care and love. I would be remiss if I did not note that it is the holiday season and Neil's work makes an excellent and unique, hand-crafted present.
To coincide with the event, I'll be releasing about five new Coloradical shirt designs, a couple of which are going to be produced in extremely limited quantities, with this as your first chance to score one. We will have some drinks flowing and smooth tunes, so drop by to see what's going on, and maybe take care of some holiday shopping while you're at it. Hope you can make it.
Party goes 6-10 p.m. here at Coloradical: 3109 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver.
Here are some pictures of Neil's work: