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17th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market


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For the third year, I am participating in the annual Wesleyan Artist Market, in Peachtree Corner’s, GA. They are celebrating their 17th year, with tons of artists, a children’s activity area, live performances, food trucks, and amazing local and handmade products. One of my favorite things about the Artist Market is a portion of the sales is donated to the Fine Arts department of Wesleyan School. As one of the art teachers at Wesleyan, I love this aspect of the market. It means that every year, each Fine Arts teacher gets to submit a “wish list” of items large and small they would like to add to their classroom. This funding has helped me start glass fusing in my classes, create a sculpture garden, and start saving towards a pug mill. They help our programs continue to grow and help enrich our students lives by supporting the arts.

With Mother’s day on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a few gifts, as well as spoil yourself. Items range in price from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. You will find baked goods, pottery, birdhouses, jewelry, oil paintings, mixed media, and photographs. Read more about the artists and schedule of events here.

The market will be open starting tomorrow!

5405 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Thursday, 4/30: Opening Night 7pm-9pm

Friday, 5/1: 9am-6pm

Saturday, 5/2: 10am-4pm

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My set up from last year (forgive the blurry, dark picture). I have some of the same pieces, including my letter encasutics, letter prints, and mini 6″x6″ encaustics, and some new pieces large and small.

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I have been experimenting more with carving into the encaustic wax, and I have a new carved birch tree piece that will be available at the market.

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This year I also plan to put out a few of my pottery pieces. Come check out my handmade mugs, bowls, and new slip cast pieces.

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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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Ceramics: Watermelon Themed Tea Set

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It is amazing how time flies. It seemed like just yesterday my sister and I were at home, playing with our American Dolls and Barbies, dreaming of our future weddings and husbands. In the blink of an eye we were both graduated, married, and Christy was pregnant.

The nine months it took for us to meet Payton Grace was incredibly fast and painfully slow, all at the same time. I couldn’t wait to meet my third niece, the first for my side of the family. The day she finally decided to come into this world, she was perfect. I was thrilled to be an aunt once again.

My sister and I live in the same city, which means I get a good amount of Payton contact time. I love making her laugh, chasing her around, and giving her snuggles, when she allows. I was shocked when summer returned once again, July 21st hit, and Payton turned one.

When my first niece, Rylie, turned one, I made her a tea set that matched her first birthday theme, Rylie in One-derland. I loved having the opportunity to make her something special, that she could treasure later in life. After Rylie, came Kyla and Payton. I realized I couldn’t favor one niece, they all deserved their own special teapots.

Payton’s first birthday was watermelon themed, and came and went before I had a chance to get hers complete for her first. However, her watermelon tea set came just six months late, for Christmas.

As soon as Christy shared the theme I knew I wanted to create a teapot with a slice taken out of it, showing the bright red and dark seeds on the inside. When I finally got started, I allowed the body of the teapot to dry out slightly, before cutting the triangle shape out. I added clay slabs into the area, creating the watermelon slice. I added a stem like handle, leaves, vines, and the easy to recognize watermelon striping.

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After the body of the teapot was complete, I made small teacups, with corresponding colors and patterns to match. I used black glaze to splatter the interior of the cups, to reference the black seeds of a watermelon.

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After completing the set, I decided it still wasn’t finished. I took the cut out section from the teapot, added slabs to it, and turned the watermelon slice into a creamer pitcher. A small vine was added for the handle, and a section was cut out of the top, to create a lid.

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I was excited to finally hand Payton’s teapot over to her. I hope she will cherish it for years to come.

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Kyla’s teapot is currently in the works, hers will be Carnivale themed for her second birthday. Check back for an update in the coming months. Check out Rylie’s Alice and Wonderland teapot here.

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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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T.G.I. Friday’s Summer of Fridays Tour: Artists and Crafters Feature

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I am so excited to share a recent feature of mine in T.G.I. Friday’s new campaign, local and handmade.

In an effort to rebrand their company, T.G.I. Friday’s has been busy meeting artists, crafters, musicians, and all people artsy across the US. To keep with the theme they recruited photographers from Instagram to document these “makers of America.”

Through the Atlanta based, all things handmade shop, Crafted Westside, I was brought to the attention of the tour and photographer, Daniel Davis. I meet with him one morning at Crafted, and enjoyed talking about his last 3 month adventure traveling down the East Coast, meeting a variety of crafters. He took amazing photographs of my work, and included a wonderful write up on the TGIF, “Summer of Fridays,” blog.

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