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April 16, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for Main Street 2019! It was a great experience. We were unlucky - or lucky, maybe - to be rained out on Saturday. This worked out well for me because I was exhausted and running a little low on inventory. I did not win best of show as an emerging artist, so next year if I want to do it again I have to compete with the many exceptional established potters that enter each year, and I don't know that I can make it into their exalted number! Also, a four-day show requires a lot of stamina and a lot of inventory, and I don't know if I want to do it again.

Nevertheless, the positive feedback I received was very gratifying and I enjoyed talking to my customers.

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November 13, 2018

I am proud to announce that I have been accepted to the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, which will be held April 11-14, 2019. This is one of the premier art shows in the country, and I have been working hard to develop the cohesive body of work required for admission. Now the really hard work begins, as I will have to make enough items to last the four days of the sale!

I am starting NOW. Okay, tomorrow.

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November 11, 2018

Many thanks to Harvey Yamagata and the Fort Worth Japanese Society for allowing me to participate in their annual bazaar today. Like the good potter I am, I made items specifically for this show, including ikebana vases, sushi plates, and chopstick rests, but like the procrastinator I am I didn't get all of them ready in time. When I had to leave for the show, the kiln, which contained the sushi dishes and chopstick rests, was still 400 degrees, so these items will have to go into my other upcoming sales. I'm so disappointed, because this was the first time I'd made either of these items and they came our really good. Oh, well. Next year.


 

 

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November 24, 2018

I have a few more shows coming up this year.

On November 2, I will be attending the reception for "Paint Can Fly" at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. This is an exhibit featuring myself and ceramic artist Candy Austin, as well as painters Darlia Hobbs and Margie Whittington. These two pots will be amoung the items shown. The exhibit runs throug the month of November.

The next two days I will be at Southlake Carroll High School for their annual Christmas Sale, sharing a booth with Melinda Randall. I will not have any black and white work at that show, but will have plenty of stoneware bowls, hand-painted cups, and other items.

On the afternoon of November 11, I will be at the Fort Worth Japanese Society for their annual bazaar. I will have an assortment of sushi dishes, tea pots, and tea bowls.

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November 21, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury last weekend. This was my first juried sale and it went quite well. I learned a lot - like I could have used a lot more pottery! And I need to improve my booth, which looked a little sparse. Nevertheless, the good feedback I received was very gratifying and my sales were good.

Thanks to Cynthia James of Artifactz in Granbury for her hard work in staging this show, and thanks to my selling buddy, Ina Crowe, for her support and kind suggestions.

I will be doing this show again!

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April 12, 2017

I'm getting items ready to put in two of the local galleries that handle my work. I'm always afraid I will sell something on Etsy that's already been sold in a gallery, so my poor Etsy shop is pretty empty.

One of my favorite things to make are ikebana vases. These allow anyone to make great flower arrangements. The secret is a small pin frog glued inside the vase. Large-stemmed flowers can be stuck on the frogs, and even thinner-stemmed flowers will work by taping the stems together. Keep water in the cup and flowers will last a minimum of two weeks.

Because people have a hard time envisioning this, I always put flowers into the vases - cut flowers at live shows, silk in galleries.

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April 1, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out for my gallery shows last weekend.

I was priviledged to participate in two shows at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) last month. The first was "Paint Can Fly VI," with artists Darlia Hobbs, Ann Winchester, and Margie Whittington. These three are phenomenal two-dimensional artists, working in acrylics, pastels, water colors and mixed media to create abstract and realistic paintings, which contrast but compliment my pallette of black and white animals.

The second was the exhibit and sale presented by the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild (TPSG). I shared gallery space at the FWCAC with more than twenty fantastic artists working in pottery and glass.

Thanks go to Darlia, Ann and Margie, who have invited me to exhibit three times with them, and to Ron Hollister of the TPSG and FWCAC curator Jonathan Mark Levy, for staging a beautiful show in the front gallery.

Special thanks to Karen Wiley, President of the Fort Worth Arts Council, who named my raku pot "Herding Cats" Best of Show in the TPSG Gallery Exhibit.

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