October kicks-off the our busiest part of the year. Here comes three months of shows, markets and juggling. First off - Clay Fest - find us in Booth 33. It’s your last chance to find our pottery in Eugene until December when we’ll resurface at Holiday Market. http://www.clayfest.org/ClayFest/About.html
It’s only taken two months to get the photo on here but here’s the proof - it all came together for Country Fair. It was a really enjoyable year thanks to great booth mates and the lovely customers.
What in God's name is this? All going well by 11 AM this Friday this will be the home of Whistle Post Pottery for the next three days. It's one of the chaotic wonders of Oregon Country Fair. We had no plans on taking part this year, then an unexpected phone call from the one and only Michael Bertotti (pictured) meant we suddenly we have a booth share. Umm, okay? It'll be baking hot, mosquito heavy and the usual scramble for space but dammit, who could turn that down? We are sharing Booth L29 near Dharma Gardens. And we sincerely hope by opening time on Friday this view may be slightly more booth-like and graced by some handmade pottery, ready to find a new home.
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.
We will be heading to Medford later this week to take part in Clayfolk. This show has got to be the most bustling show we've ever been lucky enough to take part in. The people of southern Oregon like their ceramics and show up en masse to support the artists and craftspeople who have been putting on this all clay show for 42 years. This is year two for us and we're excited to be heading back again.
To make sure we're ready and well-stocked for Clayfolk we will only be taking part in Clayfolk this weekend. We will not be at the opening weekend of Eugene Holiday Market. We will return to Holiday Market Thanksgiving weekend.
We also are not taking on any further special orders or commissions for the rest of the year. If we have your order already you're good - it will get done. Anything new will have to wait to 2018. After a bit of rest.
Very excited to be taking part in this show for the second time. Last year it was a great show full of friendly and enthusiastic ceramic artists and customers. It's been colder earlier here in the Willamette Valley so heading east over the Cascades could be like entering into winter. Must remember to squeeze some gloves in to the crates of mugs and oil bottles.
All clay, all weekend - over 70 local artists will be offering their ceramic wares at Lane County Fairgrounds starting Friday, October 6 at 5 pm
We'll be at Clay Fest all weekend and will also be at Eugene Saturday Market with a small selection of pottery and a whole lot of mini-pumpkins, gourds and flowers as Howl and Whistle Flower Farm does a booth takeover. Come and see us!
Preparations are well underway for the return of OPA's Ceramic Showcase to the Convention Center. After two years of making do at the Coliseum we are heading back to the same weekend and same location most of the public were used to. We will also coincide with the Gathering of the Guilds, which means way more craft than simply ceramic so there should be something for everyone. Hopefully this change/return to form heralds good things. Find us in Booth 14. For hours, directions and listing of artists - http://oregonpotters.org/Ceramic-Showcase
We've emerged from the basement and got up the I-5 to deliver our work to Celebration of Creativity. If you're in the Beaverton/Portland area from this evening through Sunday go and have a look. Would love to add some promo images for the show but don't seem to have the skills to do it at the moment. I think we're still a bit encrusted with hibernation dust. For some far more useful information and photos http://www.celebrationofcreativity.com/