Monday, June 28, 2010
Hey all! So sorry I've been a little M.I.A lately...
At the moment I am home, taking a break from the studio and relaxing in the air conditioning for a bit. It is simply AMAZING! The studio has been quite the challenge this past week. My kiln has been telling me the room temperatures has been fluctuating between 82 & 95 degrees!!! CALIENTE!!! So my making has been a bit less enjoyable to say the least!
Aside from the cranky studio heat factor.. all else is pretty fabulous!
I started up my show season with my home show here in Fairhaven this past weekend. I love that show for so many different reasons. But, my absolute favorite reason is the wonderful people I meet. I get lots of friendly faces from folks who have pieces of mine they've either bought directly from me, or received as a gift. They stop by and tell me a story about how my pottery has been, where they display it or use it, and how they & their friends adore it! It is the greatest feeling to hear about the life of my little creations once they are out into the world. It's like my they are writing mom to say hi, and life is good! Its nice to see that people are happy with their purchases, and continue to add onto their collection. It is a HUGE compliment and I am so grateful! :) It feels really good to be back into the swing of things, setting up my tent and my wares on the weekend. It is definitely my favorite time of year.
I took this coming weekend off to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. I'm a HUGE fan of fireworks, so I'm pretty excited not to miss them this year! A little tradition of ours is to meet up at a local University, UMASS Dartmouth and watch the local POPS orchestra perform outdoors while we enjoy a picnic on the lawn followed by fireworks over head! I can not wait!
So in the meantime, I'll be working on catching up with stock and testing out some new designs. I made these at the studio today. They are my compliment to my "Sexy Bitch" dishes that were a HUGE HIT this weekend. I thought it would be funny as a couple to own a pair.. "Sexy Bitch" for her, and "Stud Muffin" for him! haha.. We'll see how they go!
Have a great week! Will you be beaching it or working on some new goodies like me?!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Working on getting lots of new goodies photographed so I can list them in my Etsy shop for you! Here's a sneak peak at some pins that will be available soon! Interested in wholesale?! I'd LOVE to chat with you! Please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week! xx
Monday, June 14, 2010
This lovely little collection was just packed up and sent to Swish Artisan Boutique in Warren, RI. (click image for a closer view) Stop by and treat yourself or a friend to some quality handmade goodness!
Shop opens Friday night!!! Check linked website for hours & more info!
Friday, June 11, 2010
I can not believe its that time of year already! Wowzer!!!
In merely TWO weeks from tomorrow marks my first outdoor market event. Its my favorite show, a home show about two blocks from my house in historic Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The town center is just beautiful with old historic buildings such as the Unitarian Church, Town hall, and Milicent library. I just love living here, and I love setting up my work with such an amazing backdrop!
As I had mentioned a few months back, I have cut way down in my show circuit this summer. I will only be attending two local shows aside from a few outdoor farmer's markets. I have been working on many new original designs and sculptural works, and I chose to give myself the time to mature those ideas in my workspace rather than work only on my production work.
I have listed a few of the shows on my website I've been slowly working on www.chrissyannceramics.com under "A shop near you" as well as a new artisan boutique that will be carrying my wares called Swish in Warren, RI. To make up for my show cutbacks, I plan on consigning my work again, so I will post those as they come! So stop by my "A shop near you" as I update it weekly!
Have you started up some outdoor summer shows yet?! I'd love to hear about it!
Ciao for now~ xo, Chrissy
Monday, June 7, 2010
..has me pulling my hair out! Ahhh..
I am not super computer savy even though I try to convince myself that I am getting better. At the moment, I am working on my dot com here at www.chrissyannceramics.com using iweb which is fabulous! My problem of the day is that I can not for the life of me figure out how to attach this here blog to that there website. So, for today, I have started a 2nd blog! Yes that is right. I have it listed as "The Latest Gossip" and there you can also read about new works at my studio, sales and special offers, shows in your town, and new shops carrying my wares!
I don't want to leave blogspot because frankly, I LOVE how easy it is, and I LOVE my collection of blogs that I enjoy reading through. Such an amazing group of makers out there! I enjoy learning new techniques, and hearing funny stories about the stuff in between.
So take a peek if you would, and let me know how I'm doing as I slowly but surely get it up and going!
Thanks for listening~ xo