July 13, 2008

July 09, 2008

Interview on flashfilm.com

Check out my interview!
You can read it in
Japanese or English.

July 08, 2008

Crafty Bastards - The Summer Show

My Tent at Crafty Bastards in Silver Spring, originally uploaded by potterybytashamckelvey.

Weekend before last, I went up to Washington, actually a bit past Washington to Silver Spring, Maryland, to be part of the special Summer Edition of the Crafty Bastards Craft Show. Jeremy and I left on Friday evening, stopping in Fredericksburg (where we met, went to school and fell in love) to have dinner downtown at Sammy T's. Then we got to our hotel very late, got up around 7 am on Saturday and headed over to the show. Setting up was very hot, but really not all that bad. The show was was well-attended and the other artists and crafters were awesome. It only rained for about two minutes, which was great because it was *supposed* to rain a lot in the late afternoon. We packed up the whole booth at the end of the show in about 45 minutes, which is very fast for me, and were home in Richmond by 8:30 pm, where we spent a little time with our Beagle, Tela, and then went out to eat sushi, yum. . . I wish all craft shows could be so pleasant, believe me I had some rough ones this Spring.

July 05, 2008

Summer Clearance Sale

I just marked down several jewelry items in my Etsy Shop that have been hanging around for far too long - won't you give them a good home?

June 05, 2008

Art Star in Philly

I spent last weekend in Philly at the Art Star Craft Bazaar. The show was a success despite the unpleasant weather on Saturday and the slightly stressful load-in and load-out (which always seems to be the case when you make pottery, for me anyway). I got see and talk to all sorts of artists, designers and crafters that I just adorn - not the least of which are my fellow Richmond Craft Mafia members. It was mt first year at the show and the first year in was at the new venue right on the river in City Center. I had a great view of the water from my booth spot, but it was very windy at the top of concrete hill I was on - a booth near mine even blew over!
A special thanks my husband for driving and helping to load and unload the car so many times, the ladies at Art Star for putting on the show, and everyone who came out to the show - especially on Saturday in the rain.

Thanks Dawn for letting me use your camera!

May 26, 2008

New Ginkgo Necklace!

I'm working on all sorts of new jewelry designs lately - including this new Ginkgo Leaf Necklace.

May 15, 2008

Getting back to business . . .

So with school out of the way, I'm busy doing art and craft shows, getting ready for more art and craft shows, throwing pottery, making tiny little clay birds to put on pottery, making, glazing and assembling porcelain jewelry, going to IKEA for new display furniture, putting together said IKEA display furniture and generally trying to catch up on everything that got set aside while I was Student Teaching this Winter & Spring.

Finally done with school!

I finished up with Student Teaching about two weeks ago and I graduated on Saturday - so I will be receiving my Teaching License from the Commonwealth of Virginia in Visual Art (PreK-12) sometime this Summer. Yay!

April 30, 2008

My Booth

My Booth, originally uploaded by potterybytashamckelvey.

Here's a picture of my Craft Show Booth from the past weekend.

April 19, 2008


Tasha’s Spring Shows

* Spring Bada Bing - April 20th - Richmond, Virginia

* Art on the Square - April 27th - Williamsburg, Virginia

* Arts in the Park - May 3 & 4th - Richmond, Virginia

* Fredericksburg Festival of Art - May 17 & 18th - Fredericksburg, Virginia

* Art Star Art Market - May 30 & June 1st - Philadelphia

* Renegade Craft Fair - June 14 & 15 - Brooklyn

Check Back soon for more Tasha McKelvey Events during the Summer.

March 14, 2008

What I'm up to . . .

I have been doing my Art Student Teaching since mid-January as part of the program I am in to get my teaching license.

Here's a few pictures from my experience in the classroom so far . . .

February 14, 2008

I * Heart* Craft

I * Heart* Craft, originally uploaded by potterybytashamckelvey.

I * Heart* Craft on Sunday was just lovely. The event had a great turnout - the members of the Richmond Craft Mafia, the Richmond Etsy Street Team and other local crafters got to meet and greet. We were able to put faces with names and even make some Valentines, too!

January 26, 2008

I *Heart* Craft

The Richmond Craft Mafia will be hosting
I *heart* Craft
Sunday, February 10th from 4-6pm
The Camel

The event is open to any and all crafty peeps. No need to RSVP or anything like that, but a comment here on the blog to give us a heads up would be sweet (we luv comments!). The Camel will be sporting a full menu and bar so you can purchase a bite and nosh with us for a bit. Members of the Richmond Etsy Street Team will be there as well...come out and meet some of the folks you know from online. And bring a friend!

Wanna help promote the event?

Grab the image and the details below!

What: I *heart* Craft - a crafter's social
When: Sunday February 10, 2008 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: The Camel, 1621 W. Broad Street

December 18, 2007

Last Minute Shopping - Gift Certificates

So . . . the deadline for Holiday Shipping for my Etsy Shop is nearly here (December 19th at 10 a.m. Eastern Time Zone ), but if you still want to purchase a gift from me for someone special for the Holidays there's still Gift Certificates available from my Etsy Shop via email. You can even order them on December 25th and I'll email the Gift Certificate for you to print from your own computer on Christmas Day! Available in denominations of $25 and $50.

November 27, 2007

Featured in Richmond Magazine!

One of my platters is featured in the December Issue of Richmond Magazine.

If you are interested in purchasing a platter like the one featured in
Richmond Magazine ($60 plus shipping), please
contact me

The Richmond Craft Mafia's Third Annual Handmade Holiday Trunk Show
was also mentioned in the article.

Fellow Craft Mafia Members were also featured
Erin Taylor , Bee's Knees Studio and Missing Monsters

November 18, 2007

Holiday Heap in Baltimore

I'll be at . . .

Holiday Heap
hosted by the

Charm City Craft Mafia

December 1st
10 - 5pm
St. John's Church
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland

November 16, 2007

Kiln Opening in Mathews Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday -November 17th , is the first of the 2007 Kiln Opening at The Poddery in Mathews County, Virginia, where I create most of my work. I have worked along side The Poddery's owners, Robert and Karen Podd, going on 14 years now.

The Kiln Openings are always a good time for us and our visitors. The Showroom is full of pottery and I have my best section of pottery and jewelry for the Holiday Shopping Season on display.

If you miss the
Kiln Opening tomorrow - there's another one next Saturday - November 24th, too.

November 05, 2007

Look what I bought this weekend

bert, originally uploaded by meredithsteele.

I got this awesome Bert (from Sesame Street of course) in Fisher Price Little People version painting by Meredith Steele at the Handmade Market in Raleigh on Saturday.

I love him.

October 20, 2007

Bird Bowls in the Rain

The first of my Bird series came out of the kiln this past Thursday - I am quite taken with these little guys.

Right after we unstacked the kiln, there some a fantastic rain storm

October 05, 2007

Crafty Bastards

Crafty Bastards, originally uploaded by potterybytashamckelvey.

Last Sunday, Jeremy and I went to DC for the Crafty Bastards Art and Craft Show put on by the City Paper. The weather was beautiful and the show was awesome. The Richmond Craft Mafia was also there right across the aisle from me.

I will be in Alexandria tomorrow for Art on the Avenue and we are expecting another beautiful day - so come on out if you're in the Capital Region tomorrow!

September 22, 2007

More Birds. . .

So I was really busy at the studio this week finishing up a wholesale order, loading the kiln for my upcoming show - Crafty Bastards - and just getting stuff done so I can go to the beach for part of next week for a mini-vacation, but I couldn't resist making more little bird bowls! They are just so cute and fun to make. I don't really see myself as having much talent in the area of sculpting - so I really surprised myself with how well these birds are coming out. Each little bird is completely unique and has it's own little personality. I even made some humming birds! More pictures on Flickr.