The very cool cups you see above are the work of my friend, Eric Pardue.  Eric, a talented potter and collage artist, has created some very innovative and clever work with ceramic transfer technology. I’m proud to have one of Eric’s pieces hanging in my living room.

For a tall drink of water

Eric was the inspiration for the East End Main Street brick project earlier this year, and provided loads of technical advice that helped make it possible.

I get a real kick out of the way Eric blends pop culture iconography with political commentary and first-rate craftsmanship in his pieces. These affordble, locally-created works of art make a great Christmas present.

You can find Eric’s work at Taylor Books Annex Gallery, and at The Washington Street Galery in Lewisburg. You can also find work by Eric at the Mountain Made website and at their gallery in Thomas.