March 29, 2006

New Plate Designs


I've been throwing some new dinnerware plate designs on the potter's wheel this week . . . cherry blossoms, bamboo, circles or just plain. Check back in a few weeks to see the plates after they are glazed and fired in the kiln.



March 14, 2006

My Pottery Wedding


Jeremy Weiland and I were married on September 17th, 2005 in the garden at the pottery studio where I work, The Poddery owned by Robert and Karen Podd. It was a beautiful day, our friend Andrew Hall performed the ceremony, my best friend's Dad - Bill Walker provided the ceremony music, my friend - Marissa Queen made our yummy cake (I helped with the ginkgo leaves) and our very bestest friends in the whole world made up our wedding party: Sara Walker, Bill Grothe, Shanna and Indigo Chandler, Matt Walters, Kristal McKelvey, Gary Bean, Lauren Richards, Chris Weiland, Marissa Queen, John Weiland, Melissa McKelvey and Dan Messier. Our parents, Don & Joyce McKelvey and Paul & Kathy Weiland helped us so much in making it such a special day, as well as all of our friends and family.

So here's just a few of the pictures from my Pottery Wedding . . .


























March 09, 2006

Getting Ready for my Spring Shows
















I'm busy preparing for all the shows I have lined up for the Spring season, with the first one just twenty days away.
I've got lots of new designs in the works. I'm busy making and glazing pottery for my upcoming Craft Shows.




We fire the kiln a lot this time of year to build up our inventory for the busy Spring and Summer season and even to get a jump start for next Holiday Season.

I also have nice selection of new work for sale at The Poddery http://thepoddery.artroof.com in Mathews County right now.

Spring 2006 Calendar

April 1 - Saturday

FOOL FOR ART
Midlothian, Virginia
http://www.jt.cc.va.us/giving/foolforart

April 30 - Sunday

ART ON THE SQUARE
Williamsburg, Virginia
http://www.williamsburgjuniors.org

May 5 & 6 - Saturday & Sunday

ARTS IN THE PARK
Richmond, Virginia
http://www.richmondartsinthepark.com

May 13 & 14 - Saturday & Sunday

GOSPORT ARTS FESTIVAL
Portsmouth, Virginia
http://www.gosportartsfestival.com


May 20 & 21 - Saturday & Sunday
FREDERICKSBURG ARTS FESTIVAL
Hurkamp Park
Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia

March 07, 2006

Website Additions



Over the last few weeks I've been updating and adding to my website.

www.potterybytasha.com

I've added photos of new pottery, new graphics, a new banner, new links, wholesale and consignment info for shops, info on custom orders and wedding registries, new calendar listings for the spring season with website links, a new online store and this blog. Please take a look, I've been working hard.

Tasha's Etsy.com Shop



I recently set up shop on etsy.com instead of the old and not-so-great online shop service that I've had for about two years.

Etsy.com is really great, the style of most of the work on it is just fantastic. Esty.com is marketplace for hand-made items, plus some supplies and vintage items.

Etsy has been a new source of inspiration for me, it's the first online community I've actually really gotten into.

Pottery by Tasha McKelvey

The goings-on of Tasha McKelvey can be viewed on this new blog including: my calendar of events and new work that I create.

As an Intro to my work, here's a description of me in relation to my clay work:


Tasha McKelvey creates functional clay works. She currently resides in Richmond and shows her work in galleries across Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Her recent work has been heavily influenced by textiles and she tries to incorporate the same detailing that one might find in quilted works in her pottery. She creates work using a potter’s wheel as well as slab formed pieces. She carves her “quilted” designs into linoleum and impresses those into the clay to create forms such as: platters, bowls, sushi sets, pouring vessels, storage boxes, cups and wall pieces.

www.potterybytasha.com