MarketSW Prep

IMG-1144I have LOADS of prep to do for the MarketSW coming up on Friday so I got started a bit earlier than usual (and I’m still working).

Photo is the unpacking before the packing. Every time I do an arts market or craft show, I unpack pretty much every piece of pottery I have in stock. It’s a pain, but worth it. Why?

One – ceramics are HEAVY, so if there are pieces I’m not terribly excited about anymore (or they have a specific theme that doesn’t fit the location or time of year), I don’t need to carry them with me.

Two – I hate pricing works. I think most artists/artisans have trouble with this! With everything out though, it’s a good time to review price on anything that’s previously been shown in relation to newly added ceramic works so that I don’t price my new pieces too high (or to low!) and check back on what seemed effective (or didn’t) last go.

Three – This process gives me an idea of what my display will look like, what colors are prevalent in my works, what shapes and sizes all the pieces I want to show are and how they’ll work together. Again, sometimes this means taking out pieces I love because they just don’t fit with the rest – which is hard!

I’m so looking forward to being back with new works (still hoping a few more tiny houses will be ready by Friday) and some old favorites. It’s looking like we’ll have good weather, maybe by the afternoon it will cool off a bit! One of the great things about this market though is that there is music, food and drink both onsite at LotSW and nearby. Friday night made.

Lyon Eyes

This fish. I’m in love.


I’ve been working on some new pieces and whenever I’m having a bit of an off day, I come back to my little (and not so little) fish. They are so fun to make – with funky fins and tails, expressive eyes and mouths . . .

This is my new favorite guy. He’ll be with me at the Lyon Park Community Center not-just-a-CRAFT-FAIR on Saturday, November 21. I can’t wait to see their newly renovated space! So glad to be back! And a little sad that I have to skip out early. The event runs from 9 AM – 3 PM but due to a family thing, I’ll be packing up around 1 PM. Come check us out, get your first look at the new digs, and treat yourself to some delectable baked goods and gourmet (Parmesan Reggiano anyone?) foods. It’s sure to be a fun day – hope to see you there!

Block Party!

block party square 1Yummy food, face painting, a moonbounce, and local businesses (like me!) . . . loads of fun for the whole family. Sounds like a good time, right? Come out to Nalls Produce for their annual block party – which gets bigger and better every year! I love this place – tons of great produce, local dairy products – like some of the most delicious ice cream *ever*, plants (even a few that I can handle!), garden supplies and all sorts of fun community events.

Door prize dropped off this afternoon, rain-free day request entered, getting everything packed up . . . see you there!