I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours was the most relaxing we've had in years. It's been nice to work a little, visit a little, eat a little this holiday before my busy season begins in earnest. By big kiln is up and running again, and my small kiln is running as I type. I'm in the studio to throw another round of bulb pots for my sales, and then I'll cut out another load of my "onward" slab-built pieces. We had planned to spend Black Friday in the kayak, but it was cloudy and chilly earlier, so we're going tomorrow, instead.
Sunday, from 11-5, I'll be at Tsunami for their annual Artist Holiday Market. There's everything from pottery to prints to children's goods, locally screen-printed tees, art for your wall, handmade paper, candles, and gorgeous handmade clothing. I'll have small gifts available- birds' egg cups, ornaments, bulb pots, bud vases, small Memphis map plates, and a few of my "onward" pieces.
Next Friday and Saturday, from 9-5 daily, I will be at the Southern Junkers Holiday Market, which is a new one for me. It is at the Memphis Agricenter. I'll have my full range of pottery available. Other vendors include vintage and antiques, as well as artisan foods and crafts.
Sunday 12/4 is my neighborhood school's third annual holiday sale. The Snowden Winter Arts Bazaar, from 1-5 in the afternoon. Small gifts again- bulbs, Memphis map plates, and ornaments.
Monday, 12/5, I'm participating in the LeBonheur Club's annual Gift and Art Market at the Church of the Holy Communion, from 5-9 pm. Small gifts, plus a few small platters for this show.
Finally, I will be showing at Martha Kelly's studio sale again this year, Dec 10 and 11 from 12-5. I am planning to have more bulb pots and bud vases, plus tea things and the "onward" line.
I was not able to stock as much work as I'd hoped on my website, but I do have cup and bowl subscriptions open for holiday giving. I'll send along a card for your gift presentation.
More soon. Happy holidays, friends!