Galleries, Uncategorized

News & Happenings

  • For those of you in central Oregon, a new gallery in Tumalo (near Bend), is now carrying my work: ArtWorks! is located at 19889 8th St in Tumalo.
  • The marvelous ceramics collective that I joined relatively recently, Dirty Dishes, has moved to a sweet new space, but still in the Alberta District.  The new address is 3012 NE Alberta.  Kierstin Oliver, owner and operator, says “Dirty Dishes, home to Stone’s Throw Ceramics, is a space created for local potters and ceramists to show and sell their wares. Located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, Dirty Dishes is a potters’ paradise packed with the whimsy and warmth of hand-formed clay.”  Check out her website dirtydishesstudio.com for info on Kierstin and the other artists she represents.
  • And the most exciting news of all…my piece which was included in this year’s Strictly Functional Pottery National (my sweet little jar you see to the left), has been featured in the Autumn 2011 issue of Clay Times.  See it here (click on “View our dynamic digital edition — FREE!” and flip to pg 18), or purchase an issue and receive a studio poster insert, including my piece!  It’s so exciting and such an honor to be featured on a poster.  Clay Times has also decided to publish a 2012 wall calendar, which will include important “planned events for the clay community — plus eye candy from this year’s SFPN show.”  I don’t see them yet, but they should be available to order very soon on the Clay Times online store, www.claytimes.com/store.html.
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!