Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Saturday, Another Craft Show!

This Saturday, December 1st, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., you can find me and my pottery at the Fisher Park Community Centre Christmas Craft Show & Sale.  I've been at this sale for the past two years, and for a relatively small venue, there are alot of vendors (over 100), and great variety.  The community centre is in a former high school, now housing several middle schools, and the sale is held in the TWO gymnasiums.  I think it's great that some of the kids from the schools get involved, selling baked goods, and crafts they have made, often in support of charities of their choosing.  You can find the kids in the hallway leading to the gymnasiums.

There is usually a nice mix of crafts and food, traditional and funky at the show.  Well worth a visit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Handmade Here on Saturday

Handmade Here is growing!  Kim is hosting a total of nine of us this year in her lovely home in Westboro.  In addition to taking over her main floor, we're moving into a newly renovated basement room as well.

I'm looking forward to meeting the new artists and seeing their creations.  There will be two jewellers, a painter, a glassblower, a glass artist, two felters and two potters (the other being a raku artist).  Lots to see in a relaxed setting.  Visitors are welcome to coffee (donated by Bridgehead) and treats (provided by the artists) while mingling and pondering.  Should be a great day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ottawa Guild of Potters Holiday Sale

The Ottawa Guild of Potters' Holiday Sale is being held this week-end (Nov. 15-18) at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans.  Over 50 potters from the Ottawa area have been preparing a huge assortment of creations out of clay.  We'll be setting up our displays on Thursday in preparation for the Thursday evening opening (6-10 p.m.).  The sale continues all day Friday and Saturday (from 10-10 both days) and Sunday from 10-5.  There is lots of free parking and no admission.

I'll have my usual selection of mugs, goblets, French butter dishes, casseroles, serving platters, egg separators, candleholders, milk bag pitchers, oval bakers, soap dishes, teapots, Christmas ornaments, etc. I've recently begun making yarn bowls for the avid knitters out there (pictured below).

NEW yarn bowls