Ceramics Showcase!

February 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm (Sales and events) (, , , , )

Its comming and I have a booth. 🙂 This year Its going to be all mine, which is daunting in the face of having a full time job. I have plans for my booth though… Sandy plans.

I want to make my booth reminiscent of the Oregon coast. Sea oats, sand, sea tossed wood. The sand is making me a little worried. I mean, I’ll need trays for it, but I don’t know if I have the time to make the trays I’d need. Then there’s the part where I’ll need walls. Clearly I’ll be putting door frames together, but then what color to paint them?

This is going to be interesting. Fortunately, I already have a number of pieces to sell. I only hope I will have enough for the show. Actually, I’m kinda hoping I’ll be able to get into the group booth instead. *sighs* Less work.

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The Upcoming show!!!

December 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm (Galleries, Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, here’s the first poster! The show is going up next week and will be up for 2 months at the SCRAP Re:Use gallery. 🙂 Since all my clay is reclaim, and I’ve been using this yummy reclaim glaze (or two) I feel that this is a great place to give my work a first show.

A show at the SCRAP Re:Use Gallery

All the weird post human critters you know you want to see. :}

Also, its a good excuse for all you Portlanders who haven’t been to SCRAP yet to go check out the awesomeness that is the creative reuse center of Portland. 🙂

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well,its done

May 2, 2011 at 6:45 am (Sales and events)

It was a good show and I had a fun time. Thanks to everyone who came by to see me. 🙂 Now, thanks to my obssesive over-preparing I’m going to spend quite a bit of time tomorrow on etsy uploading new items. That is, after I sleep in.

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Day one of Ceramics Showcase

April 30, 2011 at 4:55 am (Sales and events, Showing off results) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, starting out I had my usual show funk. It consists of worrying too much about the bottom line, and needless feelings of desperation (which just makes my ability to interact with people complete crap.) Then I figured out that writing bad poetry somehow makes me feel better. I think its because I am doing something creative and even if I’m not a good poet, it helps me vent my feelings and so I laugh better, and can be happier for everyone else.

Wierd. But hell, whatever works. And maybe someday I’ll get good at it. (Ha!)

Still, once I was able to pick up myself, I started to do better in sales. Not fantastic, but not miserable. I had a good time too, and the music at night was pretty rocking. 🙂 So very much despite myself, I had an awesome day and am feeling pretty darn good right now.

I have some lovely pictures of my booth to show with you, along with some of my new works. ^_^

As you can see, I’ve got a whole new line of work. It is, admittedly, easier to make and I’m really enjoying the drawing right now. I’m going to keep doing my sea creatures as well, but this is the sort of thing where I can do a large batch quickly and then spend more time on sculpture love. Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of my sculpture pieces in the show. :}

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WEll, tomorrow is it

April 29, 2011 at 5:59 am (Sales and events)

I’ve still got to arrange my booth in the wee hours before the show opens, but its ready.

Today, however, was pretty damn aweful. I worked non-stop, broke two lightbulbs, taught class, held open studio, and then my well meaning husband broke one of my booth-mate’s pots. Damn it all. Tomorrow just has to be better. I don’t see how it could not be. Well, barring a giant earthquake or nuclear strike on the city, but I suppose that goes without saying.

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Unloaded the small kiln

April 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm (Sales and events) (, , , , , , , )

and my two small drawings that were in there cracked. Now I’m really worried about the other drawings I have. The big kiln errored out again (Big surprise. No, really. :p That Kiln needs to be looked at.) but I think it got to temperature. I mrsn, it fired long enough and its at 1054 F right now.

So today we strat setting up. I need to turn over some boxes to the packing/selling area, I need to pain some shelves and I need to start with the setting up of the booth.

Nergh. I’m so jealous of Becky, my booth mate right now. She only has 5 pieces but then she’s pretty much done with everything. *sighs* Lucky woman.

I suppose I’ll find out about my pieces early tomorrow morning…

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Tomorrow is set up…

April 27, 2011 at 2:06 am (Business story, Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , )

So I’m trying very very hard not to completely freak out. I totally would be too if I didn’t have some good restraining influences. Still, I’ve got plenty of work to do. Today I did the personal presentation segment of my preperation. Meaning I got my hair cut and my nails shellacked so they don’t look all nasty and studio abused. Now they are merely short and shiny.

I finally got color in my hair, namely some purple splashes that my husband is not saying anything about because he liked my hair long and natural, not short and unnatural. Maybe I’d entertain his opinion more if he got rid of the beard, but he likes his beard while I like my hair short (and am enjoying the color) so I guess we’ll just entertain each others grooming choices.

The booth walls are painted, such as they are. The fire retardant is on the cloth and cardboard, and I’ve got 15 lights to light the booth with. Now I have to do paperwork and maybe some mehndi on my hands.

Part of me is screaming in panic, and I keep having to push that part of me away, putting those neurons behind a shield to protect the rest of my mind from the shit storm they want to start. I think I’ll go take a shower and cook some dinner. 🙂

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OMG SHOWCASE!!!

March 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm (Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I didn’t think I’d get in, but I did! I’m in the largest gathering of potters in the USA! the OPA’s Showcase in Portland Oregon. OMG! So Awesome!

And because of the crazy amount of work I did over Christmas, I know I can do the same amount to fill my own shop! Woot! Granted, this time I have to glaze within half a month, but thats essentially what we did before.

I’m keeping my pieces for this show simple. I had this experiment that I totally need to share that I’m going to run with. I’ll also have some of my turquoise work, and a couple of my sculptures there. But really, for this show I’m focusing on the functional. Yeay me! *does happy dance*

Time to go throw like a MudderFukka! Emphasis on the MUD!!!

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The sale

December 12, 2010 at 5:48 am (Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

was great! The ceramics were amazing, the food was yummy, and the music sweet. It wasn’t floor stomping busy, but I did pretty well and it was great hanging out with the gang from Radius. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who stopped by. FOr the rest of you, there’s always next year! Here’s a couple photos from before we opened:

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Organizing stray cats

November 7, 2010 at 2:02 am (About my process, Sales and events)

So I’m organizing the Studio show. So far it has meant setting dates in a target like fashion. IE, here’s the bullseye but really I expect you to miss it. Seems to be working well enough. Its just so loose that its hard to get solid commitments from anyone. Next year, we’re starting this thing out in July. *sighs*

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