April 21, 2006

My First Time as a Craft Show Volunteer

I'll be volunteering at a craft show for the first time on Saturday, April 22nd - I usually set up my booth and sell my pottery at these things. The show is the Spring Bada-Bing (it runs from 10am-4pm - rain or shine at the 17th Street Farmer's Market at 17th and Main in Richmond, Virginia) I thought it would be fun to go and just help out other crafters for a change, no worries about my sales, etc.

I get to worry about that soon enough - my next show is next Sunday in Williamsburg. This will be my first time at Art on the Square, I'm looking forward to it. Then I will have shows every weekend until May 20th or so. Busy, busy, busy.

April 16, 2006

Which one of these doesn't belong?

My sculpture, titled "Jim Head," was featured yesterday, April 15th, on the Front Page of the Etsy.com page. Today the Front Page featured Easter related items and several of them sold during the course of the day. When this happens eventually the Featured Items from the day before get bumped back up to the Front Page again. Well . . . "Jim" made it back to the Front Page and he looked very out of place with all those eggs, bunnies and chicks!

Jim also has a wife and son. They can hang on the wall.

(This was the first "screen shot" that I ever took, my husband told me how to do it - it was really easy and I've been wanting to know how to do it for awhile)

April 14, 2006

Knitting Needle Jar

A Place To Store Your Knitting Needles

I started this pattern when I was making large bowls as "Thank You" presents for all my bridesmaids last Summer, each one had their favorite animal on it, but my older sister doesn't really have a favorite animal, so I fretted about what to put on her bowl for days and days - then it came to me a knitting themed bowl!

Karen Podd, a potter I work with, who knits (I don't know how to knit), made me a little knit square to press the clay into to make the little mittens and sweater (the original bowl also featured a pair of socks, a scarf and a purse), this one also has a ball of yarn and knitting needles on it. It's made of high-fire stoneware clay, has a shiny denim-colored blue glaze on it and is 7.5 inches tall. It has a sort of squared-off lip and is round at the bottom.

If you want one of these for yourself . . . you can buy this one on Etsy.com or you can contact me to special order your own.

April 09, 2006

Photos From My First Show This Spring

my new sign

my booth set-up
a view of the show
Fool for Art in Midlothian, Virginia

April 03, 2006

Pottery Earrings

I've recently started making earrings out of the stoneware clay that I use to make my pottery. Here's the first pair I've had a chance to photograph - they're for sale in my etsy.com shop. I'll have earrings, pins and magnets for sale at my upcoming craft shows in addition to my functional pottery (except for the Gosport Festival in Portsmouth- due to show regulations).