Have we mentioned lately that we’re moving? It’s been a topic for months but now it is real. We have closed on our new place, old place and there are boxes everywhere. We’re madly trying to lighten our load and make the transition easier. We’re heading into our busiest time of the year so timing is not ideal. But the one bit of serendipity is Eugene Saturday Market is having a marketwide sale this Saturday, October 6. Perfect timing for us to thin out the back stock that we really don’t need to move. We have absolutely perfect pieces that are out of date, seconds and one-offs that all need to go. Everything in the booth will be seriously on sale. Come and see us in our usual booth 346 from 10 until 5 on Saturday, rain or shine come hell or high water.
We are in the midst of the summer juggle of shows, markets and life. Just got back from Spokane ArtFest (thanks to all who shopped, chatted and made it a very pleasant weekend) and are fully focused on the next show - Lake Oswego. We also plan to re-stock galleries in the next four weeks and will update here as we cross them off our list. We plan to be at the next two Eugene Saturday Markets as well so June will be the month of spreading ourselves around. July we collapse.
With winter officially behind us we find ourselves coming out of hibernation. We have been busy but mostly behind the scenes. We found some time for experiments, including the vase pictured above. Dave took some time to participate in a wood firing with friends and other ceramic artists at the home and studio of Tea Duong and Nina Fernstrom-Duong outside Junction City. The results are a total change from the usual Whistle Post Pottery wares. We don't expect any pots from this batch to be up for sale but who knows what the future may hold?
We do continue to work on moving home and studio. In fact, it may be a move of home and a building of studio from scratch. Things are getting slightly more real but we are still in the early stages of tackling all the logistical challenges. Due to this anticipated move we have dropped a few shows from our usual schedule. We hope that the space we've cleared in our show circuit in summer/autumn will allow this move to be as seamless as possible. We'll see. We still really encourage you to check our online calendar if you hope to see us at a certain show to confirm whether we'll be there.
As our plans progress we'll update this blog and also include any relevant information in our newsletter. You can sign up for the very occasional newsletter just to your right on this here page. Handy, huh?
For now it's business as usual and you will find us at the first Eugene Saturday Market of the season when it kicks off Saturday, April 7. We'll be in yet another new booth - 346. It's only 3 booths south of last year's spot, facing Oak Street, near the corner of S Park. Maybe we'll see you there?
We are in the Holiday Market zone! It's the end of the year blur where Market neighbors become the most familiar faces in your life. We are all digging deep and using our creativity and energy to make this funny world come to life every weekend of December. We are in Booth 44 every weekend now through Christmas Eve. The booths and vendors are many and varied so come and have a look if you're passing by Lane County Fairgrounds.
For the who, what (possibly why) when and where have a look at the Holiday Market Guidebook. Paper copies are running out fast but the online version is here for the duration of the season. Check it out.
We've been taking part in Tuesday Market for the last month and love the chance to enjoy the totally different feel of downtown Eugene on a weekday. Tuesday Market is predominately booths from Lane County Farmer's Market so there is a great array of produce and food. A small but dedicated group of us Saturday Marketeers come and fill in the gaps selling handmade crafts/homegrown wares. We set-up as Howl and Whistle Flower Farm, usually on Oak Street, with our locally grown seasonal flowers and a selection of Whistle Post Pottery ceramics. Our pottery selection on Tuesdays is smaller than Saturdays so if you're heading down on a Tuesday with a particular piece in mind email us first to check availability and make sure we bring it.
Tuesday Market runs from 10 am to 3 pm every Tuesday now through Halloween.
After a speedy but enjoyable trip around the UK seeing all and sundry we are back and busy as ever. Our schedule is full and we're updating our online calendar to reflect our commitments. If you want to know where we'll be have a look. We've been making a few appearances at Whiteaker Community Market but mostly with our flowers from Howl and Whistle Flower Farm and a few select pottery pieces. We're taking a break until we can get more flowers blooming but hope to be back later in the year. It's a great market in its second year that is being put together by a small group of energetic and visionary women who are pouring loads of love into this mission. If you've got some time on a Sunday it's a great space to eat some food, buy some veg, do some yoga, listen to live music, support local artists and chat with some lovely people. What more could you want on a Sunday? https://www.whiteakercommunitymarket.com/