I'm beginning to get my spring and early summer events all lined up. This time last year I was ready for a summer-long break. I began my CSA program but after the first of June, I took a huge studio break. This year, I'm just gearing up for high production so that I'll have inventory for events during the months that I teach. Also, I am of the opinion that you look hard things full in the face and figure out how to best deal with it. I'm saying goodbye to my favorite Subaru and getting ready to add a car payment for the first time in over 12 years, so I'm getting my financial ducks in a row before I have to begin shopping. So- shows!
Up above is a series of pieces I began last year- a fundraising project for the Overton Park Conservancy. They've had a brutal year and I'm beginning to work on what *I* can do to help them again. This year's design is the same as last year's, but I think I'm going to make tumblers rather than mugs this year. I've started the plate series and will have them up in my shop and at the June 2 Day of Merrymaking at the park!
First, however, I'm tickled to be at the now third annual Hop Up Pop Up at Me and Mrs Jones' new location in Overton Square, this Saturday from 10-4. I'll be joined by my friends Carrie and Debi, the genius duo who brought you the Urban Barn Market. Mimosas, paint, gardeny goods, sweet pillows and pouches, and pottery. All of my bunny pottery is 25% off at this sale. Hop on in, get your spring on and celebrate Stephanie's new space!
On Wednesday, April 12, I'm opening up my studio for a tiny little Easter open house- 5:30-8. I'll have bunny ware and sweet little bird's egg vases to fill your Easter baskets or give as spring hostess gifts, as well as my regular line of work.
In May, I'm traveling to Jackson, Mississippi for the Stray at Home Festival. From 11-7 on Saturday, May 13, I'll be at Smith Park with numerous other makers for a family-fun day. I'll have lots of little items (and some big ones, too) for sweet Mother's Day gifts. I'm bringing my own mother along for a girls weekend away. Hoping to see Eudora Welty's gardens while we're in Jackson.
The following weekend, on May 20, I'm participating in a mini- barn sale here in Memphis. Lots of garden goodies, antiques, and I hope to offer up some handmade terra cotta flowerpots!
On June 3, I'm happy to participate in the Day of Merrymaking in Overton Park. I'll have lots of little bowls, herb markers, tumblers, vases, and other happy goods. 15% of that day's sales will go to the Overton Park Conservancy. Following that, on June 23-24, I'll have my annual home sale, and I'm just tickled that there will be another grownup summer camp at Me and Mrs Jones. Check her link for more details!