We are set up at the Iowa State Fair in the Walnut Center which starts this Thursday! It is open 9am to 9pm each day and I will be doing throwing demonstrations in the mornings until 3 pm and then trimming those pieces in the evening. We have a lot of dragonfly vases which we have gotten glazed since Eric left back for Florida. We took some pictures of the set up and updated the dragonfly gallery. A lot of the new pictures we took are of pieces that are going to be there. See you at the fair!
We just opened our new online store today! All we have up right now are some basic pieces and colors. We’ll have more up in the future, but we’re still taking orders directly from us via email and phone. So if you we don’t have the colors or pieces you want up there, don’t worry! Feel free to contact us directly.
Val got first place in the Cambridge Pottery Games in the lightweight division this year! Wish her luck tomorrow as she takes on tomorrow’s theme for Grand Champion: “For the birds” on the stage tomorrow Sunday!
For those that don’t know, the Cambridge Pottery Games consist of five events the 15 minute Cylinder, Sphere, and Platter; the 1 minute Cylinder and a judged aesthetic piece. There are two divisions: Lightweight and Heavyweight (which has twice the weight in clay) Each of the potters that place the top three in each division come back the next day to compete in a Grand Champion round the next day that consists of three aesthetic pieces; small, medium, and large; that are based on a theme.
Eric my son is back home for the the month of June and he’s helping out on a much needed face-lift to the website. We’ll be updating content up on the website in the upcoming weeks as we comprise what I want and what he’s able to create. We’re excited about the new site so stay tuned for updates!