Cracked Pots Show – Recycled Art at its Finest

I journeyed out to the McMenamin’s Edgefield a couple weeks ago to attend the Cracked Pots art show. Cracked Pots showcases “many Northwest artists who make provocative art from reused, recycled and re-imagined materials.”

Metal, rocks, glass, plastic, household goods, and more are turned into unique pieces of art. I’ll say right now that most of these photos were taken by my 9 year old son with his ipod touch. I failed to bringĀ  camera!

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crackedpots-parrotandme

My daughter (6) ended up buying a plate with her allowance.

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crackedpots-rockandmetal

Some of the pieces are whimsical.

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crackedpots-dog

crackedpots-sign

crackedpots-frog

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Others are delicate.

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crackedpots-buddhacrown

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My son had recently spent all his allowance on a Lego Pirates of the Caribbean video game and was upset because if he had known we were coming to Cracked Pots he would have saved it to buy something! He really wanted one of these little insects.

There were quite a few huge, fantastic sculptures.

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crackedpots-robotarmy

crackedpots-tiki

My friend Brent Lawrence made this gigantic six foot tiki fire god. His mouth swings open so you can tend the fire. Very cool.

We had a lot of fun! The Edgefield is such a nice place to wander around, and the artists are a talented and friendly bunch.

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