This weekend December 8th & 9th, my studio is open from 10-5.
Lots of new work, and a bit of seconds going cheap!
Waiting for two more kilns to finish firing for the Holiday Sale this weekend. Here are few goodies so far!
This weekend is my Open Studio/Holiday Sale… actually fellow Greenfield potter, and friend, Tiffany Hilton and I decided to have our sales the same weekend… We figured why not advertise together, put our mailing lists together for the post card, and call it a tour. So I sent in some information to the local paper and called it, ” A Tour of Two Potters” ( kinda catchy, huh) well the paper obviously liked it, and wrote a nice blurb using that as the title, with a subtitle, ”Two excellent Greenfield potters” - along with a photo of my teapots in process! Oh and speaking of blurbs… the December issue of Ceramics Monthly gave the, “Homegrown for the Table” show at Pinch in Northampton a little write-up, with a photo of my work!
Here is a taste of what you will see at my studio this weekend!
There is a Christmas tree farm a mile up the road from me , so people were stopping at my sale with trees on their cars and snow softly falling all day… a perfect New England December day! It’s the second day of the sale. People were coming in shaking off the snow and warming up by the fire with some hot cider and cookies. I love the two studio sales I have a year. People love to see the place where I make pots, and I love to have them here asking their questions, and buying directly from the studio.
I’m open 10-4 Sunday for one more day, if any locals want stop by.
Well I did end up throwing more garlic grates today, tired and sore, but took an hour break to go to Mary Barringer’s Open Studio. My potter friend Tiff Hilton called me and said, “I need break from working my butt off throwing, let’s go to Mary B’s.” So off we went to Shelburne Falls, stopping at Molly Cantor’s shop first. There she was at the wheel, we said, “want to go to Mary’s with us?” She said, “yeah I need a break my wrists are killing me.” So we all walked over to Mary’s on this gorgeous sunny day, three potter’s, clay over our clothes, taking a break from our marathon of making pots before our sales… to do what?…. go see more pottery. But Mary’s pots are always an inspiration. Nobody has surfaces on their pots like Mary, they are so rich, so much detail, and layering.
Here is a pic of a little plate I bought today… it’s like a well thought out painting, yet usable.
It’s always that same feeling… will I have enough work… am I really ready… will anyone show up? And it always seems to work out… even if the glaze on my best two pitchers stuck to the kiln shelf.
Here are photos of my apprentice Pam setting up, my friend Mary Ellen cleaning windows… some urns too.