Open Studio Holiday Sale 2014

The weekend is upon me. Tonight was a great start to my three day annual Holiday Sale!

studio at night

Here is a sampling of what you will find at the studio this weekend. Open Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Stacked batter bowls red color leaf teapot line of cups salt cellars

The Work Table is Busy

Holiday shows are here, this weekend is Hosie and Sara’s…  I’m all set for that one.  Of course, as always I am just trying to fit a little more in for one more bisque firing by the end of the week! My Open Studio Holiday Sale is less than two weeks away, December 12, 13, 14!

Today the work table was very busy with making and attaching handles for batter bowls and brie bakers.

Spouts Handle finished spouts and handles Brie bakers drying

Gearing Up for the Holiday Sales

How does November slip in there so quickly?  November has always been one of my favorite months of the year.  I love the leaves beneath my feet and that sweet fragrance that emanates from them into the air with each step I take.  I love Thanksgiving and the family gathering.  Ahh… the family gathering, so special, and even more so as my birthday, or one of my two sisters birthdays inevitably seems to fall on Thanksgiving.  Three of the six of us have birthdays the same week!

It has been ingrained in me that November is family time, and the time to transition, slow down, cozy in… fourteen years ago I had my first open studio/holiday sale… since then November has never been the same.

Don’t get me wrong I still love everything I mentioned above, now I’m just conflicted… 10-12 hour workdays just don’t equate with long walks, family time and cozying in… I still try… kinda like some people have their power naps, I have my power cozy.

So here is what I am gearing up for these next few weeks!

November 22nd & 23rd, The Makers Market at the Parlor Room. Northampton, MA

November 18th through December 14th, Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale  Middletown, CT

December 7th, Craft Show at Hosie & Sarah’s. Northampton, MA

And last but not least… my three day Open Studio/Holiday Sale! December 12th, 13th, 14th!

Goodies from the weekend firing.  More to come!

stash from the november firing (2)

 

 

10th Annual Open Studio at Lucia Pottery

lucyfagella_ mugs green stripey

This weekend December 8th & 9th, my studio is open from 10-5.

Lots of new work, and a bit of seconds going cheap!

Olives in Lucia Potteryfruit bowl22 juicersone handle strainerCheese Dish_Lucy FagellaFour Garlic Grate Colors_Lucia Pottery

It’s in the Details

It may be the curve of a handle, or the thumb-mark at the top of the handle.  The sparkle of a glaze, or the subtle muted mattness of a glaze.  It could be the way your lip touches the rim of a mug, or the way your finger fits in a two finger handle or four finger handle, as you sip your tea.  There are a myriad of qualities that make up the details of your favorite piece of pottery.

Happy Pottery shopping this weekend at my Open Studio, Holiday Sale!

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Almost There

Waiting for two more kilns to finish firing for the Holiday Sale this weekend.  Here are few goodies so far!