Port Aransas Texas Art Scene Seen

| August 4, 2016

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Potters on Cotter Port Aransas Art

Potters on Cotter, Port Aransas, Texas.


Even a blind pig finds a truffle every now and then. And so it was when I followed my instinctive eye and randomly pulled into the drive of Potters on Cotter, on Cotter Street in Port Aransas, Texas.

As I stepped inside, [ppw id=”139495436″ description=”Find Great art in Port Aransas” price=”.10″]

I was immediately drawn to the pottery and clay art on the walls and shelves. Talking with the studio gallery owner, Brenda Barnett, I knew I was in the right place if I wanted to find out more about the Port Aransas art scene. Before we go around to talking about the local scene, I threw some names at her to see if we had some mutual friends on the Texas art scene. It’s no secret Texas potters are a tight group that keeps close tabs on each other and seeing a Max Butler cup on her shelves made that an easy name to start with. Then there’s the Carl Block jug in her workspace. Heading into the jewelry realm, we talked about Zeke & Marty http://www.zekeandmarty.com from Edom, Texas, who just won best of show at the Rockport Art Festival 2016 – http://www.kristv.com/story/32354533/47th-annual-rockport-art-festival . (The week after visiting PO Cotter I traveled to Edom to give Zeke & Marty a casting lesson.)

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Of course the art by Felicia Breen and Chad Nelson, made from impressions of fish caught in the area, caught my eye, and these artists return to Potters on Cotter in February to demonstrate their methods for creating their works. I also like the work by Ross De La Garza out of Johnson City, Texas. http://www.texcetera.net/default.aspx

Brenda’s recommendations are below, and I didn’t have any time for visiting these, but I did spend enough time to get a photographic overview of the art you can find in her studio. Brenda also has an Air BnB listing for a beautiful cottage behind the shop at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4773748?guests=1&s=nwx9XqgC. Check that out.



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