Pottery, Sale

Sarah’s Summer Ceramics Sale

I’m headed out to Hood River this weekend, one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of this country, to set up shop for my 8th annual (although belated) studio sale. Usually held in April, I’m a little behind this year due to that pesky Master’s degree which took up so much of my time until a couple months ago. 😉


I’m really looking forward to a few days in the woods, visiting with my Columbia River Gorge friends, family, and collectors. When I first held this sale in 2007 I had no idea it would develop so much momentum, and it’s become a treasured annual tradition. As I look to the future, I can’t believe a decade has almost past…this calls for a celebration, me thinks! For 2016 I envision a handful of artists joining the sale, along with a little live music, and a good old fashioned cook-out…a party!!

It’s not just me worth visiting in the Hood River area this weekend, as many orchards, wineries, and other businesses will be participating in the Hood River County Fruit Loop Summer Fruit Celebration. Believe it or not, the earliest varieties of apples and pears are coming in. My sale is located right along the Fruit Loop route, so come out and enjoy what looks to be a perfect summer weekend in the foothills of Mt. Hood.

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3351 Dee Hwy, Hood River


Going south out of Hood River (via Tucker Rd), you’ll cross a lovely bridge over the Hood River, passing the Apple Valley store. Make the next right, toward Dee, on Hwy 281. After 3+ miles you’ll cross RR tracks. Begin to slow, as you’ll turn into the 3rd driveway on the left. Go up the hill to the 2nd house on the right. This is a somewhat steep, gravely, dirt driveway, fyi.


7th Annual Blossom Fest Sale

Blossom Fest 13 Flier

In a couple of weeks I shall crawl out of the cave of graduate school for a couple of days and drink in the fresh woodsy air of the Hood River Valley.  Oh, and I’ll bring some pots along with me.  But really, it is time for my annual studio sale, where I clean out the closet and debut the results of winter’s work.  This winter has been one like none other, too, since I’ve become a student once again.

I’ll write a bit more later about the sculptures I’ve been working on the past few months, but let me give you an idea of what inspired the cups you see in my flier.  Here are some images of vessels and paintings I made last semester.  Let’s just say I loosened up a little.

Art as a Career, Sale, Shows

Local 14 and Columbia Gorge Celebration

This year has been one of many firsts for me, including new shows and sales.  Just yesterday I sent off a piece (actually the one you see to the left) to be included in the Strictly Functional Pottery National, an annual show out of Lancaster, PA.  This past weekend I held a studio sale at the site of my first studio, Middle Mt. Pottery, outside Hood River, OR during the county’s annual Gravenstein apple celebration.  While traffic was not as heavy as other special weekends in Hood River County, many loyal friends and customers came out to support me…it warms my heart so!!

Next month (9/29-10/2) I will be participating in the Local 14 Show & Sale at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR.  This is a fine art & craft sale put on by an all-women group of artists.  I was juried in as a guest artist for this year’s show.

A mere week after that (10/8-9) I will be one of eight featured artists in the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (in The Dalles, OR) for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.  During the day this free community event will include live music, art, living history, recreation, bike tours, local food & beer and more.  On Saturday evening, the Discovery Center will hold the 4th Annual Vintage Evening of Wine & Art, a fundraiser for the Center.  A piece of mine will be included in the auction.  Check out this page for tickets and other information.

Two weeks after the Discovery Center event I’ll be loading Soulgama!  Yikes, this is going to require a lot of pots…better get back to it!


Pottery & Apples in the Valley

I love having sales out at the site of my first studio, Middle Mt. Pottery, off the Fruit Loop in the gorgeous Hood River Valley.  I always meet lovely people who stumble upon my sale, in addition to old friends who stop by to catch up.  It’s a beautiful setting, in the woods of the foothills of Mt. Hood, and I will have a large selection of fresh pots as well as many earlier pieces and seconds at discounted prices.  In addition to my sale, many orchards, wineries and other businesses along the Fruit Loop will host special events and sales this weekend to celebrate the first of the apple harvest.

I hope to see you there!