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Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 Show Schedule

It has been coooooold outside. Even though I have some heat in the clay studio it is still chilly working out there.  So I have been getting in a lot of spinning.


Meanwhile I have worked out my show schedule for 2018.  (See the updated list to the right.)

After some hard consideration I have decided to skip Powhatan Festival of Fiber (April) this year.  It is a wonderful show every year, very well organized and a great size.  I do well there and have so many loyal customers.  But I have decided the one day shows requiring my own tent, set up, selling and breaking down all in that one day (plus the travel down/up I95) have just gotten too hard on this potter's body!  

I am doing the one day Sophia Street Throwdown show in June.  But that is literally less then a mile from my house!  It was a new event last year, made up entirely of potters.  Such a fun show...and allows me to make with abandon and decorate with any images I desire.  (Not just sheep!)  I hope some of my followers will make it to town to attend.  More on that as we get closer.

The biggest news in my studio, I ordered myself a pug mill! This tool is one I dare say every potter would love to add to their studio, but it is pricey.  It is thanks to all of you that I could take the leap and order one.  Clay needs to be wedged before using, and while I don't wedge out of the bag before throwing, I have many small buckets of clay around my studio (awful trip hazards!) waiting to be recycled into usable throwing clay once again.  Wedging, which works all the gaps and air out of the clay, is hard on the wrists and back and since I want to do this for as long as I can, I finally made the decision to buy one!  My new baby will be here in a couple of weeks.  I will take pictures!

And here is another random picture to round out this post!

(Weaving project with my handspun yarn.)



....and a belated Happy New Year to all of you!




Friday, December 29, 2017

SALE!




If you aren't on social media, you may not have heard...I am having a sale in my Etsy shop!  Everything in the shop has been marked down 18% in honor of the coming of 2018.  Sale is on through midnight 12/31.  So shoot on over to the shop and do a little shopping.

And Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Etsy Shop is Open for Holiday Shopping!

For a potter the year always ends with a rush and a boom!  Who knew being a maker meant being an elf as well!  Somewhere I need to fit in the time to make my own family's gifts!!
So go to the right of this blog, click on the etsy link and take a look.

And Happy Holidays to you all.  Here's to only peace and sanity for all of us.











Friday, November 10, 2017

Last Show of the Year!


Icelandic Association of DC Christmas Bazaar in Fairfax, VA.


Come see me!

Then after a break at the beach the Etsy shop will be 

ON FIRE.






Monday, October 9, 2017

Etsy Update

Hi!  For those of you still watching this blog for updates....Just a quick note that my annual winter/Christmas update of my Etsy shop will start happening the week before Thanksgiving.  I usually open the shop back up the weekend after Thanksgiving so I can start shipping Christmas orders right after the holiday!  (Thanksgiving that is!)

Fall shows have been a huge success.  I have one more coming up in Fairfax, VA.  The Icelandic Association of DC Christmas Bazaar.  If you have a hankering for Icelandic food and would like to see more of my work in person (along with several other wonderful vendors; Icelandic wool products, Icelandic chocolate and these awesome little Icelandic Elf/Santa characters among others) put November 11 on your calendar!

Now off to unload the truck!!



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival!





SVFF is this weekend!  (September 23 and 24) in Berryville, VA.  That is where I will be Saturday and Sunday!  Come see me in my usual spot in the Lions Pavilion.



I have lots of lovely pots and handwoven towels as well.  Hope to see you there!