Posted By Eric on August 10, 2016
Hey everyone, just posting an update to the website show schedule as we have chosen to bow out of a couple of shows this year. The pottery show circuit can be tough, and some unexpected sickness has taken a lot out of my mom, Val this year. It’s not fun, as we rarely cancel shows. It’s sonething we don’t like to do as we know many people enjoy her work and return to shows year after year, sharing stories and becoming familiar faces.
Val is getting better and we really want to get the pieces to people that want them. If you do want a specific piece in a certain color at a show, the best way would be to get into contact us via phone or email. Pieces can be preordered, or if given enough advance (4 weeks) can be made for the show.
Val is debuting a new item at the state fair. You may hear them talking about it using a term that I hope spelling it here awkwardly on the site won’t catch wind of Wendy’s® trademark lawyers. The Bacon-ate-or (not to be confused with the copyrighted sandwich) is a microwave safe wheel thrown mug with grease catcher that heats up to 7 strips of bacon as it spins around in your microwave oven. The handle and spout make it so you can easily pour away the extra grease. It’s weirdly cool and works way better than I thought it would. We have a very limited run for the fair, and will hopefully hang onto an example to show people.
I just want to thank everyone for supporting us through the years, and for being patient as Val gets her health back up. We look forward to seeing you all at the Fair (and many future shows)!
Updated 2016 Show List:
August 11-21 Iowa State Fair
Walnut Center Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
September 1-5 Old Thresher’s
Threshers Museum, Build. A, Mt. Pleasant, IA
September 10-11 Beau Arts
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Sept 30-Oct 1 Log Home Fest
Oct 8-9 Galena Country Fair
Grant Park, Galena, IL
October 15-16 Callahan Uni-Dome
UNI, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
October 29 Callahan Grand River
Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA
November 5-6 Callahan Marriot
Marriot Conference Center, Coralville, IA
November 18-20 Callahan Des Moines Varied Industries Building, Des Moines, IA
December 3-4 Holiday Thieves Market
IMU, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA