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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Horrifying.




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 clothnclay@gmail.com 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

Thankful

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.

THANK YOU

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!  

Go HERE.

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.



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Fiber Festival Blues

In case you haven't heard the Fall Fiber Festival has been cancelled this year.  It has been raining for days, and with Joaquin out to sea there is no telling what will happen this weekend. I commend the organizers for making the hard decision and in a timely manner to allow plans to be changed.  In 2006 the festival was a huge mud bath, and this year is looking worse.

I am so SAD not to see all my loyal customers.  (I am fighting a cold brought home from last week's show, Shenandoah Fiber Festival, so maybe this is a blessing).  Because I am all stocked up for a show my plan is to load up my Etsy shop.  So keep your eye out.  There may be a special discount.