The opening for our annual VISAC Pottery Club Show & Sale is April 5th starting at 6 pm. The Trail Pottery Club members have been busy working on pieces for the show with the “Over” being pieces that hang and the “Under” being planters.
At just about every markets/sale I do, I get one person asking if I make French Butter Crocks. I have made them in the past, but it’s been awhile since I’ve tried as the two pieces have to fit together just right. This week, I successfully made two, now they just have to make it through the firings….
My studio shelves are quickly filling to capacity — take a quick peek.
Pottery makes a great gift. My pottery is available in Castlegar at “Yes Please”, “Unwind, More Than A Yarn Store” and “Kootenay Gallery”. In Grandforks at “Gallery 2”. In Trail at “Artisan”.
I’m once again participating in our “Shop Local” Sale on October 13 at the Cornerstone Cafe in Warfield, 10 am – 4 pm. Here are some of the pieces I’ll have at the sale.
I’ve been working on pieces that can be used for serving
We’re half way through September and I’ve been working on getting new stock made for the Christmas season.
I have been a potter for over 40 years. Over the years I have made a large variety of pieces and love making large pieces and small pieces. I have a large variety of pots out in stores and galleries in the Kootenays (Yes Please, Unwind More Than a Yarn Store & Kootnay Gallery; all in Castlegar, Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, and Artisan in Trail). I also have many pieces in my home studio. In the next few days I hope to share some of the pieces I have in my home studio.
It’s fun to rediscover my pottery when visiting my family. On a trip to the coast to celebrate my sister’s and her husband’s 50th anniversary I was “excited” to discover many pieces of my pottery. At the celebration, my nephew and his wife served many of the appetizers in my pottery. On a visit to my niece’s and brother- in-law’s, when served tea, Michelle said, “I would serve it in your mugs but they are already in the dishwasher. And while at my daughter’s I had fun wandering around her condo finding the many pieces she has.
Almost all of these pieces have been give as gifts because they were old stock that didn’t sell or had a minor flaw that I decided I would not sell, but now when I look at them I am amazed at how well they look in everyday use.