Saturday, December 16, 2017

A big thank-you to everyone that came out to the Originals Show this year.  I was happy to have a corner booth which allowed for a bit of extra shelving.  This configuration also allowed for more storage behind the shelving units.  It's always a challenge to figure out how best to use your allotted space at craft shows.  I'm sure there will be some more tweaking to do before next year's show.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Originals Craft Show Dec. 7-17

Last show of the year for me starts on Thursday!  You can find me in Booth 310. Originals always has a great handmade craft selection.  A great way to see what the craft community is up to and to support their creativity.

Fermenting Pots

Who knew that fermenting pots would be so popular?  I just started making them last year at the request of one of my customers and haven't been able to keep them in stock since.  I'm sold out for this year, but will be making more in the new year.

They are great for making sauerkraut & kimchi, and I'm sure many other fermentation recipes.  Recently a customer told me they would work well for making Rum Pot (she used the German name "Rumtopf") and recommended putting rum in the lid gallery instead of water.  I also sold one to someone who plans to use it for herring.  So the possibilities seem endless....

Look for more fermenting pots at my spring shows, or contact me to order one!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fisher Park Christmas Craft Market

Christmas Craft show and Sales . A Wellington West Holiday Tradition. Over 100 vendors. Free Parking and Admission.  250 Holland Ave. Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair

This will be my first year at the Glebe Fair.  More info here.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tudor Hall Christmas Craft Fair

New for me this year--I'll be participating in two of the Tudor Hall Christmas Craft Fairs this year, Sunday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 26.  More about the Fair here

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show

The Christmas show season has begun! This is the first of the shows I'll be doing every week-end until Christmas--all in the Ottawa area.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aberfoyle Potters Market

This sale is organized by the same folks who do the Guelph Potters Market in the spring.  The Aberfoyle one is indoors.  More info on their facebook page.  It'll be fun to see what these (mostly) southern Ontario potters have been up to!

The Aberfoyle Farmers Market is next door and Sat. Oct. 28 is their Christmas Market, the final one of the season.  Both on Brock Road, just off the 40l near Guelph.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Marlin Orchards Pottery Sale

Marlin Orchards Harvest Pottery Sale is coming up Thanksgiving week-end.  I'll be joining 20+ other potters from Ontario & Quebec in the greenhouses of this beautiful orchard setting on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.  On Hwy # 2, 7 km. east of Cornwall.  Sat., Sun. & Mon. 10-5 each day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

This will be my first year at this Toronto show.  It's been a long time since I've done a show in Toronto.  Looking forward to meeting some new customers in the lovely Riverdale Park!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

These cute guys are carved with a chain saw & are popular in bear country!
I've been doing this nice little show in Bancroft since 2010.  It's held the same week-end as Bancroft's Gemboree which attracts folks from inside and outside of Canada, many of whom make their way to the park for this art & craft show.  There is live music throughout, with musicians playing one or two hour sets.  It was a great week-end once again, despite the winds & rain that swept down on the park several times!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Award winners at Haliburton Art & Craft Festival

Surprise, surprise! So pleased to receive best in category for Clay.

This from the organizers:

We are pleased to announce the Best in Category Award for 2017. Every one of the 125 Artists at #haliburtonartandcraft was selected by jury in March; these winners had the top scores based on criteria such as identity of design, presentation, workmanship, excellence, professionalism and overall impression of application. Well done!
Clay - Jane Snider Pottery
Jewelry with precious metals - Opal Wing Creations
Jewelry with other materials - Moth Jewelry
Sculpture - Burn Island
Glass - Earth Songs Studio
Fibre - Echoes in the Attic
Wood - Sawdusters
Visual Art - Cori Lee Marvin - Watercolours

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Haliburton Art & Craft Festival July 21-23

Just unloaded this platter from the kiln and have it packed up for the Haliburton Art & Craft Festival this week-end.  Looking forward to spending another week-end in cottage country, especially at the beautiful Head Lake Park. Details about the show are here:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show

Looking forward to my third year at the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show in Bracebridge.  Lovely show in an expansive park along the river in a sweet little town.

Summer Market at the Museum of History

It's not every day that Bill Reid's sculptures provide a backdrop for pottery!

Spectacular views from the Museum windows

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Museum of History Summer Craft Market July 6-9

This year the Museum of History is holding a Summer Craft Market in the Grand Hall.  I'll be there from July 6-9, along with other food and craft artisans.  More information here:

Bowls of Beauty

I love seeing how customers are using my pottery.  Obviously these vases went to the home of an avid gardener and flower arranger.  

These pink peonies are called "bowls of beauty"

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Annual studio sale

What a good excuse to clean up the studio and clear out pots!  My annual sale has moved from pre-Christmas to the spring.  In addition to pots fresh out of the kiln, I'll be marking down those that have been sitting on my shelves for too long.  I enjoy opening up my work space to the public once/year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The New Art Festival

It's almost time for this big Ottawa festival of art.  Just a couple more kiln firings and I'll be ready for this year's edition next week-end!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Guelph Potters Market

Looking forward to the Guelph Potters Market.  I'll be in the company of some very fine potters in a lovely park location.  Looks like there will be about 60 of us there--from young artists to their mentors, including some very well renowned potters.  This show is a great demonstration of what can emerge from dedication to clay and fire!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Buckhorn Spring Craft Show May 20 & 21

The Buckhorn Community Centre, in the town of Buckhorn, north of Peterborough, is the venue for their annual Spring Craft Show.  This will be my first time there--looks like a lovely location--a nice mix of indoor display areas in the community centre and the nearby out buildings.

May 20-21, 10-5 each day

Monday, April 3, 2017

New pots for Originals Spring Craft Sale

This will be my fourth year at the Originals Spring show.  It's been a busy winter restocking shelves and making quite a few new items.  Some were requests from customers, like the vinegar pots, salt cellars and fermenting pots.  What was old is new again!  Nice to see a growing interest in cooking, preserving, slow food processes, etc.  Sharing a thoughtfully prepared meal with family &/or friends is a true pleasure, made all the more pleasurable when served on handmade dishes.

Kombucha or Vinegar Pots

Fermenting pot with disc weights

Fermenting pot--great for sauerkraut or kimchi

Vases with lotus flower motif

Serving platters

Salt cellars

African violet pots--two piece planters for plants that like to be watered from the bottom

Pasta dishes

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Getting ready for 2017 shows

I've been busy in the studio trying to be as productive as possible during these first months of the year before the craft show season begins.  I'm happy to have some orders to work on and am finding time to experiment with some new forms.  As much as I love my backyard studio, during these cold winter months I lament the fact that there's no water out there.  It's so much easier in the summer to use the nearby garden hose and wash out buckets, glaze sieves, etc. outside.  I've learned over the years to make sure I have enough glazes mixed to get me through these few months.  And I try to wait patiently for those first few days that get above freezing when I can get outside to use my spray glaze equipment for those larger pieces which I prefer to spray.

And these are the months when show applications for the summer and fall must be carefully prepared and sent off.  This year I seem to have a few conflicts with longstanding shows, so I'm applying for a few new ones to try to fill the gap.  Fingers crossed that I'll be never know, until the jury makes their decision.

In the meantime, I've updated my show list as best I know it now.  Looking forward to a full slate of shows starting in early April with the Originals Spring Show in Ottawa.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy New Year!

The application process for 2017 shows is well underway!  Soon I will post the list of shows where you will be able to find me this year...mostly the same as last year, but perhaps with one or two new ones.  Between shows you can find some of my work at the stores listed, or contact me.