Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh for Fall...

I'm keeping it short and sweet in the wordy words department these days like I said a few posts back...but I wanted to just acknowledge my very eventful weekend and post a bunch of new pics for you to have a peep at.

My 6th year on the Indiana County Potters Tour was a good one and it was wonderful to return to my old stomping grounds and visit with Nancy Smeltzer. I saw a lot of old friends and even met some new ones...

And then last Saturday night I trucked my butt from the cozy hills of Smicksburg all the way into Pittsburgh to go to the opening of Rival Cities: One Field at The Clay Place at Standard...and I am glad I did! Graham Turnbull and his father Jim, the owners of Standard Ceramic Supply Company, played host to a large crowd that turned out for this great show. Works from ceramic artists living in Baltimore and Pittsburgh were chosen to be shown and the opening was strategically marked to happen the night before the big Steelers and Ravens game. Football is serious stuff around here. There are so many really nice pieces in this show and it spans all interests...absolutely luscious wood fired functional ware to brightly colored, object based, sculptural narrative pieces. I feel lucky to be in such good company and also to be treated so well...GO STANDARD!

I still have a couple events coming up and I have also listed a lot of new pieces in my Etsy shop...and as promised, here are some new PICS!...take a gander at some of my new stuff and if you feel so inclined, click on over to my Etsy shop and purchase something for yourself...or a friend...or yourself.

Hope to see you this Fall...

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Large Platter ,one of five pieces included in Rival Cities exhibition.
Hello everybody...I am thrilled to announce a full Fall schedule.

October 19 and 20:
Indiana County Potters Tour
click above link for all the details, times and directions...this is my 6th year on the tour with my good friend Nancy Smeltzer at Little Mahoning Creek Pottery

Also in conjunction with the tour, Artist's Hand Gallery in Indiana, PA opened a month long exhibition of the Potters Tour group...This show opened 10/4 and will run through the month. We all have a couple pieces in this show!

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Opening Reception 6-8 PM
 Join us as artists from Pittsburgh and Baltimore square off 
the day before the big football game in.........

Curated by
Deborah Bedwell from Baltimore Clayworks and Kate Lydon from The Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.
Select artists from each city will be represented in this show
which will be exhibited through December

There is so much really awesome work in this exhibition and I am super excited to have been asked to be a part of it...Baltimore artists include: Brett Freund, Shawna Pinkus, and Jim Dugan among others...Pittsburgh artists include: Ed Eberle, Kirk Mangus, Dale Huffman, Scott Cornish, Laura Jean McLaughlin and myself among others.

November 22 and 23

I am pumped to be doing this hard to get into indie pop-up fine craft show! This is a really interesting event that is completely curated with a fine tooth comb as if it was a gallery show. Who is going where and what will be next to what, all considered and laid out! They even give everybody a square to use for credit card sales! I am sharing a coveted corner spot with my friend Kirsten Lowe Rebel...see her work here and here.

Pour Over Set in blue!

Poison pour- over set available at The Outside In

AND, if you are in the Hudson Valley area of New York, please search out The Outside In Gallery.
This was where I went a few weeks back. I was delivering new work to them and checking out the area. What a great place! I am stoked to be part of this gallery and I absolutely love dropping the work off in person and spending some extra time hanging around. This is a beautiful area just 12 miles outside of Manhattan. We stayed in Tarrytown and explored Sleepy Hollow(headless horseman stuff galore)and the surrounding little towns.

Outside In Gallery, Piermont New York...Hudson Valley area just 12 miles outside Manhattan.

Surly pour-over set available at the Outside In Gallery.

AND, AND, AND if you can't find me at any of those places you can stop by Stray Cat Studio and you might be able to catch me running in and out during the Holidays. FINALLY as always, you can find new work in my Etsy shop...homefry ceramics