What in the world are those Pottersmiths are doing now you ask?!?
Running on coffee and love for sure. In addition to joyfully cuddling and playing with our happy happy grandkids at every opportunity, we are working on our studio set up, continuing to make and fire work at the awesome Northern Clay Center in Mpls (bless the clay center!!!), getting new work ready for three art festivals this summer and for Kate an exhibition at Hopkins Center for the Arts in July and Phil currently has work at the Northington Gallery in Alexandria MN.
Our studio will be opening in June. Stay tuned!
The kiln, a Cone Art, made in Canada sold through Bailey in the U.S., (it has better insulation and infloor wiring, it will cool slower fire evenly and give great glaze effects) is set the electrician comes in the next week or so to hardwire the kiln after we finish taping the sheet rock and painting! We have two Shimpo potters wheels and plan for four more wheels in the studio. In June we plan to be open for visits and provide opportunities for hands on experience with clay. We will be inviting people to come and play in clay, instruction provided to individuals or small groups. More to come on this as it gets developed.
The Festivals...see us this summer at:
June 16 & 17, 2018 at The STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL
(Father’s Day Weekend on the Minneapolis Riverfront )
The Stone Arch Bridge and the Mill Street Ruins are potentially the most beautiful structures in Mpls, take time to feel their ageless magical strength and let the art at the festival in to your soul.
July 14 & 15, 2018 The PHELPS MILL FESTIVAL
Held every year on the 2nd weekend in July.
Two full days of art, food, entertainment, & kids' activities fill the Phelps Mill County Park which is a beautiful setting for this annual event. High quality artists in a variety of work. In addition to shopping, there will be great entertainment appearing on the main stage and around the grounds. Nonprofits provide a variety of ethnic and American foods throughout both days.
July 28 & 29, 2018 ALEXANDRIA ART in the Park
Located on the shores of Lakes Agnes and Henry in Alexandria MN proper. It is one of the Upper Midwest's biggest outdoor art festivals.
There are so many wonderful artists presenting and hey who can top the wonderful lakes area, an amazing community and serious vacation land here!
Oh yeah!!! We are so proud to be a part of a new group of about 40 Artists in the Alec area The Alexandria Artist Guild! Please visit the fb page and see what our group is doing!
Don't be fooled, this just looks like a detached garage you think?
This a place for people to come and enjoy renew, reset, find some peace, grow from clay, ourselves included. As our 1 3/4 year granddaughter Audie says all the time: "Look!" "Watch!"