The images are from the Freer/Renwick Galleries on 2 separate occasions in September 2019. I have seen the pieces in the Freer a million times as it is my favorite museum, but this is only the second time I’ve been to the Renwick. Both have amazing pieces that I have not photographed or seen deep in their archives. I wish they would rotate their collections more often.
I made a few commissions and pulled them from the kiln last week.
The ones I didn’t sell immediately I took to a work shop I did this past weekend at Pocahontas State Park. What a great time we had, but more on that in a post tomorrow.
There are three different series created and shown here. I’m very excited in them and will tweak them a bit in the next round. The new ones are the bees, macro imagery and the redbud flowers.
I hope you like…
I like the sound of this title. It makes me think of a horror movie title. I know I’m reaching with that one, but I have a vivid imagination.
Here are a few cups I just photographed from my last firing.
It is quite an assortment of different designs. The Gnomes and the songbirds are for a commision, but the others are for sale.
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing them.
Back in the ’90’s I worked in Woody Creek, Colorado at the Aspen Community School. I did after school programs in organic gardening, resource efficient construction and pottery.
While I was there I used a treadle wheel to make pottery which is not electric. You kick it and make the wheel head spin.
It is a great way to connect with the rhythm of making pottery. I loved doing it, but no longer have access to a treadle wheel and they are expensive to purchase. I think they go for $3000 nowadays.
I just finished a weekend showing my work at a craft fair at Hardywood Brewery. There were a little over 60 booths showing their wares and trying to move their merchandise to at least a thousand people a day. It was a great turnout and I’d like to say thank you to the vendors around me that were nice and gracious with advice.
What a great show! I hope I get in to do it again next year.
Yes! I got into a 2 month sale over in Norfolk, VA called the Pop-Shop by Jo-Louise. It starts in November 2nd and runs til the end of December. I have around 100pcs there of all shapes and sizes.
Come on down if you are interested in hand made crafts. It isn’t just pottery, but all sorts of local art. The prices and types very greatly, so it is a good place for everyone to look into.
The Pop-Shop is open:
Pop-Shop by Jo Louise!
10846 Warwick Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23601
Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6, thru Dec.30
Feel free to drop by and see all the different crafts. If a great deal sells in November I will be restocking in early December!