Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall Fiber Festival

So much preparation goes into doing craft shows.  For me that means Fiber Festivals.  I am sure you have read here before my statement that I am NOT a production potter.  Slow and steady FINISHES the race.  I don't necessarily win.  But what I finish I price and pack and tote to the festivals and every one always seems happy with their purchases.  So that in turn makes ME happy and is half the reason why I do this.

Waiting to be fired for the first time, "greenware".

Work in all stages.  Green, bisque (fired once) and on the bottom shelf pots ready for prices.

...and pricing is a whole 'nuther type of chore.

Before the rains came.

One last set of towels hemmed and ironed and ready for their new homes!

Despite the damp weather here in Virginia please come see me at Fall Fiber Festival this weekend.  As long as you wear your boots, and maybe a rain coat, you will have a wonderful time!  We were cancelled last year because of the impending hurricane.  This year it is rain or shine!

I will be in tent 4-II waiting for you!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lots of Weaving

Fall shows will be here before I know it.  So I have been spending the hot time of the day weaving.

 All my handwovens are hand finished...

Here is my next batch on the warping board.  I love these bright colors!

And because I am potting too...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


ONE post since the beginning of the year?  

Spring show accomplished between DAYS of rain.  We were SO lucky.  It poured last year the ENTIRE TIME.

Once we returned home I packed up and headed to visit my Mom and bring her back to my house in Fredericksburg.  She bought me a tree for my birthday!  It will be delivered tomorrow.  And IF the rain is not too bad I will put it in the ground.  Our back yard was a blank slate when we moved here.  (And I CAN'T believe I have no pictures of our empty yard!  All I have are pictures towards the house of the addition...)  But here you can see I am making headway.  The crepe myrtle is all that was there before.  Baby steps....a fence will be added next year.

 Thanks to friends with transplants!  I am determined not to plant anything treated with the neonicotinoids that are harming the bees.  I don't know when they started that, or how long (maybe forever??) they are harmful but at least I am doing my best by buying only from nurseries that don't use them any longer (and most in Virginia still do) or go the transplant route. :) There will be lots of daisies, cone flower, black eyed susans, lillies, peonies (another birthday gift) and more.  The dogwood that arrives tomorrow will go somewhere in the back corner...

While here Mom wanted to stop in at LibertyTown...where she found this gorgeous pot by Scottish potter Hannah McAndrew.  

It really is a treasure to be able to buy her pots here in the states....if you love her work come down to Fredericksburg!

After Mom's visit Greg and I took off for Florida.  It has been raining here in Virginia for WEEKS.  All sun in St. Augustine.

There are LOTS of wonderful galleries in St Augustine.  This is a piece that was in  Amiro.  This piece is an awesome example of Estella Fransbergen's work.  Raku and wire.  AMAZING.

Every time we drove from our hotel to town we passed a nursery full of these gorgeous pots from Mexico.  One big one and a few small ones came home with me.  It was hard to choose!!

And now we are back to rain.  But I've used this day to lunch with friends and start stocking up the Etsy shop!  

So now it is back to business!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring Has Finally Sprung!

I know I have been AWOL.  But work has been happening.  I drew on my last plate today.  Now all must dry quickly so I can fire this weekend in preparation for Powhatan Festival of Fiber on Saturday April 30!

And while the pots are drying I will be weaving and hemming!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Christmas Orders

Well, since there was no Fall Fiber Festival I am wondering if there are disappointed shoppers, thinking they lost their chance for my pottery as Christmas presents...

That is not the case!  IF you are looking for something that you don't see in my Etsy shop that you would like to include in your gift giving shoot me an email at and we will work something out!  I like to have my orders by November 1 so that I can complete everything well before Christmas (allows less stressful shipping!)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, October 5, 2015


I have wonderful customers.  I should have taken a picture of the pile of packed priority boxes but I was concentrating on loading them into the car, and then helping my buddy Richard process them all at the post office.  Second load will go out tomorrow or Wednesday.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Etsy Shop is FULLLLLLL

It has POURED all day.  Boy am I glad the Festival organizers made the decision they did.  So I have spent the day filling up the shop!  


Use the discount code FFFBLUES and you will get 10% off your total purchase. 

 (I couldn't figure out how to make the sale automatically store wide without a code, I'm a potter and a weaver after all...not a computer wizard!)  Hope you find something you like.  There are some lovely choices I think.