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2015 Whimsical Wares Spring Show

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After a very successful show with Whimsical Wares this past November, I decided to team up with them again and participate in their spring show. Debbie And Helaine have worked endless hours to find artists who offer interesting arts, crafts, jewelry, and other unique gifts. This show is just in time for Mother’s Day shopping and the upcoming wedding season. It opens today, located in Marietta at 255 Village Parkway, Building 500, Suite 580.

Show times:

-Thursday, 4/23, 10:00 am-8:00 pm

-Friday, 4/24, 10:00 am-7:00 pm

-Saturday, 4/25, 10:00 am-5:00pm

-Sunday, 4/26, 11:00am-3:00pm

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For this show I decided to include a mix of my encaustic mixed media, letter prints, and pottery. I love working with a variety of media, and I am excited to present the wide range I work in.

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This year, I started experimenting with slip casting after teaching a slip cast lesson to my high school, 3D Design II students. I fell in love with the process, and began making my own slip cast molds of antique milk jugs and mason jars. You can shop my new slip cast creations at the Whimsical Wares show, at Crafted Westside, located off Marietta Street in Atlanta, or at the Crafted pop up shop in Avalon, Alpharetta.

IMG_2437In addition to my slip cast pieces, I also have my usual flower decorated bowls and mugs. I also have a few saggar fired bowls, which creates interesting smoke like patterns on the pieces.

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I hope you find time to check out the Whimsical Wares spring show. If you miss it this weekend, you can also check out my artwork at the 17th annual Wesleyan Artist Market, opening next weekend, 4/30/15 through 5/2/15.

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Crafted Westside Holiday Pop Up Shop

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With three arts and crafts festivals, a donation to a benefit, my artwork at Crafted Westside full time, and my actual full time job, teaching, I decided I didn’t have enough to do in the month of November. To help alleviate my boredom, and I think in a moment of madness on my part, I decided to jump on board with a pop up shop through Crafted Westside at the adorable Westside Provisions, next to J. Crew and behind Yeah! Burger.

The pop up shop will run this Friday, November 21st, through December 24th. It is an amazing opportunity to check out the talented artists at Crafted Westside, at a new location. Despite having moments of feeling overwhelmed, I am excited to be a part of the venture with Crafted. It will help the artists and store gain exposure, and provide yet another space for holiday shopping.

At the shop I will have items available both at the pop up shop and Crafted, as well as a few new additions only available at the pop up. Check out my pottery below, and don’t forget to check out the shop, located at 1100 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Joe-MugsMy “joe” mugs will be at the pop up shop as well as Crafted Westside. At the pop up shop I will have them in blue and green, check out Crafted for a wider variety of glaze colors.

Decorative BowlI used to do playful patterns using underglaze, but set the techniques aside to try new things. I had an extra bowl laying around, and decided to try my hand at whimsical patterns once again. A few more additions in a similar style may be coming soon!

Hydrangea BowlI love decorating my larger, wheel thrown bowls with clay flowers. This bowl is covered in clay hydrangeas, and is glazed with beautiful blue/green and celadon glazes.

Doily BowlsMy doily bowls will be making an appearance at Crafted Westside and the pop up shop. A serving bowl and three matching cereal/soup bowls are available at the pop up. A wider variety of options are available at Crafted.

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My flower mugs will also be available at both Crafted and the pop up shop. A wider variety of color options are available at both!

Slip Cast Bowl Set

 

I am finally trying my hand at slip casting, and my first completed pieces are these wheel thrown bowls, decorated with slip cast pieces. Leaves, flowers, parts of squids, and jellyfish decorate the rims of these bright colored bowls

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In addition to my pottery, I will also have my matted letter prints available at both Crafted and the pop up. At only $15.00 each, they are an easy, personalized gift to grab.

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Crafted Westside

Crafted Westside 1I am so excited to share about my new home for the next year, Crafted Westside.

A few weeks ago I was approached by owner, Shanna, about adding my artwork to her soon-to-be-open store. She discovered my pottery through my new Etsy shop, Sweet Celadon, and thought my products would fit with the look and feel of her shop. I was very flattered at her offer, and we set up our first meeting. She contacted me the same day I opened my shop, and I couldn’t help but feel it was meant to be.

Located on the up and coming westside of Atlanta, around the corner from Georgia Tech, and just 2 miles north of downtown, the shop is one of three turquoise store fronts in a short strip. For my fellow Atlantans, who also hate scouring the city for parking, a free parking deck and lot are located right around the corner. The surrounding areas are under construction, with new mixed use developments popping up at a fast pace. Some amazing restaurants and shops are already in place, with more being added. I expect this to be a happening place in the coming months and years.

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Shanna has a very specific vision for her store, a mix of worn wood and metal furniture, and an emphasis on local and handmade. Looking at the bare bones of the store, it already felt reminiscent of my favorite store, Anthropologie. After our meeting she mentioned my work reminded her of Anthropologie products. At that point I couldn’t say no, she had hooked me with our similar tastes. I was in, ready to start producing more work, and continue on my path to finding ways to support my need for artistic expression.

After committing to spending a year filling shelves at Crafted Westside, I was off on a mad rush to create. Leading up to opening day I spent my afternoons and evenings pumping out mugs, bowls, cups, and a pitcher or two. When I returned to the shop, two weeks later, with a box filled to the brim, I was surprised to walk in the door of a very put together store.

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Quirky, eclectic, and beautiful handmade items filled shelves and table tops. Everything came together beautifully, and I was excited to be a part of it.

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At Crafted Westside I have a shelf in a large, metal cabinet. However, in addition to my shelf Shanna has also scattered my work around the store. I love the way the products are interspersed. When you walk into the shop it doesn’t look like multiple artists are feeding into one store, with work divided into booths or sections. Instead, everything has it’s place, as well as a communal center, creating a unified look and feel.

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I love seeing my work mixed in with my very talented fellow crafters. Our different styles and backgrounds contrast, while at the same time enhancing each others work. I have already pointed out a number of items to Nick I hope to open on my birthday.

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I was very impressed with how far the shop had come in two short weeks. Bags were hung, tables were in place, products were out, and customers were milling about. I loved spying as I saw people pick up my items, turn them in their hands, and share their thoughts with their fellow shoppers.

I’m looking forward to a long, and hopefully profitable, partnership with Crafted Westside. My only fear is my income will go straight back into the shop, as my Crafted wish list continues to grow.

Check out more picture of my artwork and the shop below. Check out Crafted Westside’s website here and Facebook page here.

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