Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is upon us.
First, I want to announce my Etsy Sale going on through December 21. FREE SHIPPING on all domestic addresses. Use the Coupon Code: 2015HOLIDAYS when you check out.
Secondly, I want to THANK YOU for following my pottery progress!
Now for the BIG NEWS:
Did you see it? I was in several magazines over the last few months!!!
Most exciting was my article for Pottery Making Illustrated on how to make my oval jars. I was so thrilled when Holly Goring, editor, contacted me to ask if I would write an article. She had to work on me… but I finally got it done and she made it read and look AMAZING!
Then Melissa Reardon, Editor-in-Chief of WNC Magazine, contacted me for a small article on the ‘Last Page’. What fabulous press! Thank you, Melissa!!!! This is a beautiful magazine covering my home town and surrounding areas. Check out the lovely article and the wonderful image Silvia Ferrari-Palmer made of my pots.
Grouping. Photo by Silvia Ferrari-Palmer
And a local writer, Garrett Woodward of the Smoky Mountain News, contacted me for a story. This has been quite a season of GREAT PRESS for me and my business!!! (Thanks again to Silvia and her great photo!)
Lastly, this wonderful photo (boy do I owe Silvia!) was selected to be in a 2016 calendar of kitchen pots sold by the Potter’s Council. Get yours now!
In case you like to touch pots before you purchase, I want to let you know about the galleries that have my work available now:
Bryson City and Stecoah, NC
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
This past Saturday I was in Bakersville, NC for the Creek Walk Arts Festival. It was just a normal art show day until…..
I WON 2nd PLACE!!!!
What an honor!!! Thank you to all three judges and everyone who shopped with me! It was great to meet my neighbor artists and others that came out just to browse and talk.
But that’s not all…..
On Saturday my work was accepted into the Crimson Laurel Gallery!!! If you do not know this gallery, it is one of a few PREMIER Ceramics galleries in the U.S.! My pots are now being displayed among some masters of the craft. This is a dream come true! Andy and Silvia, the gallery operators, were a wonderful pair to talk to and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT to their gallery and Bakersville, NC! You can also shop online….hint, hint
Stecoah Valley Drive About including Bryson City artisans. June 26-27
Southwestern Community College Swain Center is having a one-day art show Saturday, July 11
The Big Crafty in Asheville, NC July 12
This Saturday, May 2, come on out for my Annual Open House and Seconds Sale.
Once again I have asked my friend Raquel, of Raquel’s Creative Cakes, to bake up something yummy, so you will not want to miss it!
There will be other food to nibble on, people to chat with, pots to look at and hopefully purchase. REMINDER: Mother’s Day is the following weekend!!!
Older work – Blue, Green and White Jars from 2010
For those that prefer my more quiet side, I will be selling my older work at 20% off. That is all the blue, green and white ware. There are some really nice pots in this color scheme still left!
Also, don’t forget this is the one time I bring out my not-so-perfect pots (2nds) so you can grab some functional yet blemished pottery at some really great prices!
New work and great gift – soap dishes!
And for those of you that want to give back, I plan to donate 10% of all sales on Saturday to the Swain County United Gift Fund (UGF). 100% of the donations to the UGF go to Swain County non-profits. I know there is need all over the world, especially in Nepal right now, but there is an amazing amount of need right here in our county and I want to help. Please help me make a difference!