We made it!! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit me at the Christmas One of a Kind Show! And to everyone who helped me prepare for this, be it with your generous helping hands or supportive words of encouragement. It was a total whirlwind and I'm not quite yet recovered. More sleep, please! (Soon) Here are a few pics of my booth, with the barn board walls/shelves, antique tables and DIY painted floral mat. I thought it was pretty sweet & homey. A cozy spot to spend 11 days! All I needed was a fireplace... It was great to see so many familiar faces & hear all the positive feedback on my work.
This was my fourth time doing this show (over a six year span) and I feel like this year was a turning point. Not necessarily in the way I was expecting, but more of a mental shift both for me, and perhaps for shoppers, too? Many people have asked me about what it's like doing the OOAK. When the holidays are over, I think I will do a follow up post here on the blog to talk more about my experiences.
In the meantime, here are a few pics from friends & fans of their new #potsinthewild! I LOVE seeing my pots in their new homes & being enjoyed. If you have any pics to share, please post them on Instagram and tag them #potsinthewild
From left to right: diaryofachefswife, dallascurow, lovefreshdotcom
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
We're into the home stretch now...it's almost show time! Are you planning on visiting the One of a Kind Christmas Show this year? It's their 40th year. The hard work that goes into producing a show of this scale is pretty crazy. The organizers and the artisans work year round to create this magical production -- do not miss it! I can't believe I've been making pots for this show since July (said with equal parts excitement and trepidation), and I truly can't wait to show you my new work. Things I am most excited about this Christmas: new espresso cuppas (shown above), little pourers/jugs for cream/milk/maple syrup, stacking "ice cream" bowls (great for anything really, but they do fit the perfect scoop!), redesigned coffee mugs, ornaments (in singles and beautifully packaged gift sets) ...
As well as large statement pieces like the bowl above (left) which is one of my favourite pieces I have ever made & serving trays (top right) for holiday entertaining. I love what I do and am really looking forward to launching these new pieces. If you haven't already RSVP's to the OOAK Show, you can do so on their Facebook event page. Okay, time for me to put on another podcast and glaze, glaze, glaze! See you at the show!
Welcome to my new home on the Internet! A lot has happened over the past few months. My husband, cat and I uprooted from Toronto and moved a wee bit south-west to Hamilton, Ont. This city is pretty damn remarkable. First off, I am terrible at moving. I get super attached to houses, neighbourhoods, places, and people, so after living in Toronto for eleven years, moving away felt like a sucker-punch to the heart. We moved because we were itching for change and wanted a place to call our own. When we found our house, in the dead of winter, complete with a pottery studio, we knew it was time to make the jump. We have received such a warm welcome from our Hamiltonian friends and new neighbours. This small city with a big heart is charming, gritty, and is the kind of place where you feel like you can actually make an impact. It's not pretentious, is surrounded by the lush, green escarpment, and is already a host to many artists & craftspeople.
I am in the midst of setting up my new studio. Here's a picture of what it looked like this spring. I can't tell you how happy I am to have my very own, dedicated space to make new work. Right now the studio is bursting with pots in all stages of the making process as I prepare for the Christmas One of a Kind Show
. As most artists do, I started producing work for this show in the summer, so I'm itching to show you all what's taken shape. Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for product sneak-peeks, discount coupons to the show & giveaways!!
Plus, very soon you'll be able to shop directly from this site!
Thank you to all the lovely people who have welcomed us to our new city & hi-fives to Miro Wagner for all his help launching this new website!