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Pottery Place Plus

July 16, 2014

                                        

My booth at the Pottery Place.

My booth at the Pottery Place.

My work is now at the Pottery Place Plus. I joined this artist co-op in May. It has been very fulfilling to be in a gallery.

We are located in the historic Liberty building, on Washington street, in downtown Spokane. Come support local artists in the longest running artist co-op in Spokane!

 

White pitchers

White pitchers

Blue and white oil lamp

Blue and white oil lamp

Green slab platter

Green slab platter

Thank you,

Michelle

 

Art and Craft Fair Season

May 23, 2013

I am excited to be jumping into the Art Fair scene. I am aiming for one show a month this spring, summer, and fall. If I can earn my booth fee, make some profit, and learn, I am satisfied. Here is the tenative line up.

Custer Spring Arts and Crafts Show- March 8-10- My first one!

Shadle Park High School craft show- April 26-28- Continued to make a profit.

Ritzville Western Art Show- May 24-26- I am really excited to be in a Western art show.

Moran Prairie Grange Strawberry Festival- June 22

To be determined- July

Craft Stampede at the Cheney Rodeo Grounds- August 24-25

To be determined- September

Custer Fall Arts and Crafts Show- November 8-10

Slightly West of Spokane studio tour- November 30.

I am gaining confidence with each show. Here are pictures of my booth at the Custer Spring show.

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Birch items with red twig dogwood branches.

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My booth layout.IMG_0204

I encourage everyone to support local artists this summer. They have been working very hard to provide you with one of a kind pieces.

Blessings!

Michelle

P.S. Stay tuned for new studio news!

My window to the world

March 6, 2013
My window to the world.

My window to the world.

What I have been looking out of for many hours this winter. I am jumping into the business side of pottery. It has been 3 years of learning the craft, and now I want to get my work out into the public. Come see me at the Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts show this weekend,March 8-10, at the Spokane Fairgrounds! Here is a sample of what I will be selling.

An assortment of bowls. mugs and vases from the studio tour.

An assortment of bowls. mugs and vases from the studio tour.

Assorted wares from my Birch line.

Assorted wares from my Birch line.

Cattail pottery

Cattail pottery

My newest item- a tea caddy to hold loose leaf tea.

My newest item- a tea caddy to hold loose leaf tea.

In keeping with this new direction, I would like to transition this blog to more of a pottery focus. Hopefully it will be easier to post more often. I want to share my joy in the life of an artist!

Praising the Lord for all His kindness!

Michelle

Leaf bouquet

October 15, 2012

We are predicted to have 30-50 mph winds here tomorrow. I brought in some leaves to enjoy, since they will be the final ones.

Fall leaves in hand thrown vase.

The vase and plate are both pieces I made in my studio. I love how the colors work together.

Fall colors at their peak

Enjoy this day. Try to keep your feet on the ground and your hat on your head!

Blessings,

Michelle

Fall front door

October 13, 2012

October is here in all its glory! I took a few pictures of the front door simply dressed for fall.Image

The screen door was built for me by my loving and talented husband. Notice you are being watched?

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A wreath always says Welcome!
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The Lord showers us with abundance daily. It seems we get an extra dose in the fall!
Blessings!
Michelle

Summer Pottery

August 22, 2012

On August 25-26, I will be joining my aunt at the Buggy Barn Quilt Show and Folk Art Sale, in Reardan, Wa. I will be selling functional pottery along side her folk art and antiques. Here are some of the items I have made this summer.

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My deer print line was inspired by prints found frequently in my garden. I told my children a miniature deer wandered across the pottery as it was drying, late one night in the studio.

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My birch bark line was inspired by the many birch and  aspen we have around us. The bark just begs to be touched, and I have tried to capture that quality in my pottery bowls, mugs, and other items.

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My cattail line was inspired by all the ditches and marshes full of cattails around us. After I bought a decorative iron cattail sculpture at the Seattle Flower and Garden Show, I was inspired to create some in clay.

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Here is a quick shot of my wares ready to be priced. The quilt show is August 25-26, at the Buggy Barn, just off of Highway 2 before Reardan. It is very amazing to see dozens of quilts hung on fences and barns around the farm. Come admire the workmanship, and then head up to the big barn and check out the art and antiques! www.buggybarnquilts.com

Hope to see you there!

Michelle

Linen pinboard

March 13, 2012
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After a winter of internet issues and busy family life, I am back! I didn’t want to totally give up on this blog, so I will jump in again.

We redid our bedroom this winter. I have been wanting a pinboard above my desk, but haven’t wanted to pay for a brand new one. This morning I realized I had all I needed in the basement. I present my $5 linen pinboard.

I started with a $5 yard sale frame. The frame originally held a group of photos of a darling little boy from the ’20’s. He is someone’s distant relative. I removed the backing, glass and photo.

Linen pinboard step 1

I covered the thick cardboard backing with some linen I had on hand.

Linen pinboard step 2

Linen pinboard step 2

In 30 minutes, I had a pinboard hanging on the wall, waiting for me to fill it with inspiration.

Linen pinboard step 3

I have already found a tutorial for fabric covered thumbtacks. I am inspired!

Have a blessed spring day!

Michelle