Getting my @saturdaymarket routine back. I'll be there tomorrow and hopefully the following Saturday. Back in my home booth 346 on Oak Street. Sadly goats and dogs aren't allowed so you'll have to be satisfied with me and my pots.
Bonding with the new family members. The sweet twins - Chickpea and Garbanzo have arrived.
Gone to the dark circles again. Seems to coincide with when unqualified buffoons crowbar themselves in to political office. Yes, I'm looking at you Boris Johnson. But end of Western Civilization be damned I'm off to BAM Arts Fair. Find me in booth P05 Friday through Sunday.
Me and the bowls are packed and heading to Salem. Working on my July Art Show hat trick. Will be in booth 54 with the bowls and so much more Friday through Sunday in Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR.
Country Fair day two. This year I've been invited to share a booth with Nancy Bright of Bright Creations. We're on Strawberry Lane Booth 943. The weather is just right this year. Brave the crowds, don't be scared.
Live from Olalla - fenced into the darkness of night because @howlandwhistleflowerfarm was getting hit so hard by deer there was a massacre on the cards. Now the intrepid and exhausted potter bravely decorates pottery into the night because three art shows in three weeks - say no more. Accompanied by @marcrileydj ,frogs croaking in the creek and a vegetable curry.
Introducing Mac! This handsome beast is being brought up right by @ellenmegan123 and @danmanders until he's old enough to become pottery studio muse and part time model. Hope all the fame doesn't go to his pretty little head. Mac and 3 of his loveliest herd mates are coming home to us in August. Think there may be a dip in production, too busy cuddling and photographing 📸📸📸
Really pleased to see this video and so timely as I tape, decorate and glaze myself into oblivion in preparation for @oregoncountryfair
Very much appreciated @mudn2art
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Mugshot Monday! An ode to the creative potter @whistlepostpottery we enjoyed meeting @oregoncountryfair 2018! The amazing detail and super functionality of this mug has made it a delight to use this past year. I have to sneak in my use time since I gave it to Mark... Truth be told, today I attended a teacher workshop on Apple’s Clips App and played with it to create this video (sorry, had to check out the bells & whistles). I’m considering giving students options on journaling their progress on their ceramics projects using video or traditional sketchbooks. I might try a WIP video this way myself! .
#giveitatry #mugshotmonday #whistlepostpottery #ceramics #highschoolceramics #highschoolartteacher #creativity #artistsofinstagram #oregoncountryfair
Last day, Edmonds. You've wiped me out! It's been a fantastic few days. This shot is from Friday, a bit less choice today. But I'm here until 5 with a respectable selection. Come and see me.
It must be summer - it's hitting 100 degrees here🌡☉, the kilns are blazing and the show schedule is getting packed. Excited to head to the cooler north this weekend - @edmondsartsfestival in Washington. This was the first out of state show I ever did back in 2012ish. Memories. I'll be in Booth 234 reminiscing and selling pots (hopefully.)
Holy 💩! Is this a moth or a bat?! Had to interrupt decorating pots to marvel at this monster.
Reykjavik has been sweet and mightily impressive for art and nature. The most beautiful ceramic gallery, Gallery Kogga, jumped out at us yesterday. Stunning space, everything just perfectly displayed. And very fine work produced by Kogga, her daughter and her sister. Designs drawn by her late husband. Considering all their clay is imported (some from Stoke on Trent aka the Motherland!) as well as glaze materials, they have got to be passionate to produce any pottery. Not a place for dabblers. Treated ourselves to a salt boat. Would've bought so much more if space and money allowed. Check out their Facebook and website if you want to know more.
Made it to 50! Celebrating with the Highland Cattle and maybe a few drinks later? Maybe? Just a few. #properold #isleofmull #highlandcattle #50isthenew30 #spiritanimal
Hey folks - the pottery operation is shutting down for a few weeks so we can go away and celebrate Dave getting properly old. In preparation Dave won't be @saturdaymarket this weekend but a small selection of @whistlepostpottery vases are going with @howlandwhistleflowerfarm to @umpquavalleyfarmersmarket with all the lovely flowers. Maybe we'll post some rugged pictures from the Isle of Mull or maybe we'll just see the inside of the distilleries? See you in a few weeks.
The weathered green mugs have left behind their rustic roots and gone to the big city. Ceramic Showcase is on right now and these guys are in Booth 8 feeling cosmopolitan.
These exquisite mossy maidens came all the way from the lovely hands of our much missed friend @carmengaraghon in Bristol, England. They brought blossom, buckets of spring rain and some magic. Love having some of our old home at our new home.
Tomorrow is opening weekend of Eugene Saturday Market's 50th season. In honor of this momentous occasion we're going to try and remember to bring more than these 6 mugs. Feeling rusty dusty. Booth 346.
Works in progress all around us. For some time it felt like we'd fallen down a hole with no ladder in sight. Finally everything is shifting and spring heralds so much excitement - new work being produced, super-charged electric hooked-up and a studio building appearing before our eyes. Our show schedule is packed and we're getting details on our website. It feels so good to be back in motion again. Thanks to all of you who messaged, called and asked about our sanity during these last few months. Looks like we blundered through.
#wip #pottery #vase #newwork #studiobuild #spring #orbs #circles #glossglaze #texture #blackglaze #celadon #whistlepostpottery #electrickiln #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #comeback #bamartsfair #salemartfestival #ceramicshowcase #ocf
Yes! @barbaradonovanpottery Dog Loves Taco mug has arrived. The best!!! This photo was supposed to be about Frida posing next to our new special mug because it is so her - tuxedo dog, total glutton. But little Doris couldn't help but steal the limelight. Think we need to commission something for her. And this mug is extra special because the last Barbara Donovan super cool mug somehow got the handle knocked off a few short weeks into owning it. Then was totally broken about a month ago. Not to cast any aspersions but that was the most loved mug in the house - even more loved than any Dave "Dishwasher" Parry originals. Coincidence? You decide.
#doglovestaco #muglove #tuxedodog #mcnabdog #barbaradonovanpottery #potterenvy #frida #doris #potterystudio #yurt #ceramicmug #ceramics #pottery #potterywheel #mutts #blackdogs #greenware #studiodogs #studio
Hope these blue skies herald a good kiln opening tomorrow and a great kick off of our 2019 show schedule. Southern Oregon Artists' Show and Sale opens tomorrow 3 PM at Medford First Christian Church. Over 20 local artists showing and selling all weekend.
#southernoregonartistsshowandsale #medfordfirstchristianchurch #medfordoregon #artshow #southernoregon #pottery #contemporaryceramics #pacificyurts #potterystudio #yurtstudio #glazing #alfrescopotter