"The chief source of art is man's pleasure in his daily work, which expresses itself and is embodied in that art itself."
William Morris (1834-1896)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

This last firing before we leave came out well. Let's see if I can figure out how to blog while traveling. If not, check us out on Facebook for updates. And if you are near Des Moines, Iowa come see us at the fair next weekend..... So long....

Friday, June 15, 2012

Three Firings Running

With our departure pending, here is a quick look at three firings. Our last one is going on now. It will be tough to get everything into the car. We are headed for the Des Moines Arts Festival June 22-24, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver July 5-8 and the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original July 18-21....big plans!

A Visual Feast of Landscapes 2012

 At long last, the landscapes are finished with exception of the large bowl which is in the firing now.
Here are the results!!

I am pleased......... these are so much fun to make and of course, it has something to do with the fact that I don't make them very often and they are very individual designs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Getting Ready

We are getting ready for THE big trip this year. We have never ever done three consecutive art fairs on the road. Why we are attempting this feat in 2012 is because times have changed. Have you noticed? Since the economic meltdown, the small galleries have not returned therefore our wholesale business has gone south and not just for us... for all craftspeople. The result is that more and more high quality crafts are showing up at retail shows. That's good news for you but it throws us into a competitive spin.
And spinning we are................. Will we have what you want?