Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I have had two pieces accepted into the Michigan Ceramics 2014 Exhibition!

tulip holder

hanging landscape platter

The MCAA Biennial Exhibition and Competition is taking place this fall--October 17 to December 31, at the Saginaw Art Museum in Saginaw, MI.  The reception and awards for exhibiting artists will take place on October 17th, and on October 18 there will be a workshop with the juror, Andrea Gill.  The show will then move to the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City from January 25 to May 17, 2015.  More information is available at the Michigan Ceramic Art Association site:   www.michclay.com. (latest news:  I was awarded the Functional category award!)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The residing of the studio is done!

A number of years ago we began residing the old T-111 on my studio with stained cedar clapboards.  Yesterday, with the help of the three Bieber young men from down the road, we (is that the royal 'we', again?) finished the final side! Yea! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

the new iBook about pottery is ready!

I am in a new iBook, all about pottery in the United States, now available for the iPad and other types of internet downloads---here is the information:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/american-ipottery/id905569043?mt=11 

The little oil jar that has been on my postcard, and in the Symphony ad for the Toledo Symphony, is one of the pieces that was chosen for the 3-D display!  I hope you will enjoy it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

raising money

 This is the second of two fundraisers in which I have participated---for the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, in Santa Barbara, CA.  Their fundraiser is called 5X5: Celebrating Five Years, and will be on view the first two weeks of September, 2014. This year I did several sketches in watercolor, sitting at the edge of a small, person-made pond in Suttons Bay, MI, after the fair, there--and painted the fish, reeds, and frogs (who came up onto the stones next to my feet and sat in the sun while I painted.  I had been given a 5"square of Rives BFK  paper, along with a stamped, hard cardboard envelope, in which I will mail back the finished work.  You should be able to click on the museum's name, above, and be able to go to their site and see more of the work!.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The 2014 Ann Arbor Fair

Seems like all I am doing, lately, is uploading show information......  By fall, I should be a little more 'squared away', with all the work needed to be done to keep my business going, and I will have some time to work on the blog and etsy. We have been tearing apart (and putting back together) our old farmhouse kitchen, and I am going to be making tiles for the counter and backsplash.  For now, though, it's fair season, and the big one is coming right up!  My booth is A-257--the same place as last year, near the bell tower.   I have some new shapes (generated from several orders that I was working on this winter).  One is a long oval, a press mold shape whose form I got at Rovin's, last year.  I'll post some photos of it, soon. 
here are some links to the art fair, itself:  www.artfair.org
The official #AnnArborArtFair app is here, so download it now!
Android users: http://bit.ly/1jjBre0
iPhone users: http://bit.ly/1ztKwG7

Monday, March 31, 2014

Potters for Pets: a fundraiser

Manabigama Pottery Center's photo.
OK, everybody--we are working really hard to get pots ready for this event!!! Make sure you put it on your calendar, and come out to see us!!  The event, itself, is free; money towards the two non-profits will come out of the potters' sales and donations. Help us make a difference!  For more information, click on the Potters for Pets link below the colored ad: (or, here:  Potters for Pets ) Though that may be just for fb members.  The sale is at Manabigama Pottery Center, 13270 Bishop Rd., in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Saturday, 5th April, from 5 to 9 pm.  Hope to see you there!  (Plus,I have a new, long, oval platter form--this will be its debut!)
Potters for Pets
Saturday, April 5 at 5:00pm
Manabigama Pottery Center in Bowling Green, Ohio