Monday, December 22, 2014

It's a wonderful year!

There are only 9 days left for 2014.  I would like to conclude my year in pottery a bit early....

It's a very successful pottery year for me.  

I was one of the potters who donated 25 bowls for the Great Bowls of Fire this year.  

I made something new....espresso cups.

I also made a small casserole.

I brought over 100 pieces to the Guild's sale in November.  I didn't make 100 pieces this year, but there were enough pieces to reach this milestone.  Unfortunately, I didn't do as well this time.

Even though I didn't do so well at the Guild Sale, but I was luckily enough to have my pieces at a local gallery.  I am so excited about the opportunity.  This allows me to show my work outside of the Guild.  I am thrilled!

There is still one thing left on my to-do list from the beginning of the year...a teapot.  With 9 days left for this year, I will try to make this happen (at least, I should have a teapot built, I will not have enough time to fire, but it will be a start)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Another Holiday Sale under my belt

The Ottawa Guild of Potters ( had their holiday sale last weekend.  It's my honour to be part of group with many talented artists.  This year, the sale was at the newly renovated Horticulture Building (Lansdowne Park - downtown Ottawa).  The space is lovely and all of us started the setup at around 8am on Friday and the door was open at 4pm (after our Mayor, Jim Watson had cut the ribbon - yes it was also the grand opening day for the Horticulture Building).  

We had many customers came by for the 3 days and many left with their bags for goodies.  And by the time we close on Sunday at 5pm, we had many happy artists as well.  All in all I think it was very successful.

Here are pictures of my booth (#42):

Now that another holiday sale under my belt, I have to start planning what to make for next year.  

I have plan for December already, I would like to make some more espresso cups, at least one soap dispenser, perhaps a teapot and maybe a casserole as well.  Hmmm, how many weekends do we have left for December?!  Maybe this is a bit much, but will see.