Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Castle Arts & Craft Fair - York Art Association

The fair in New Castle yesterday, although small went very well. The day started out foggy with a threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon but the fog cleared and the thunderstorms never materialized. I had never been to New Castle before. It's a very quaint and pretty island off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. ..... All & all it was a wonderful crowd and a beautiful summer day!

Today is a different story......the rain is back. Oh well. I have stuff to unpack - hopefully I have some time to experiment with putting decals on some of my small bud vases - and then later this afternoon head down to York Art Association's gallery to drop off a couple of pieces for their annual summer show.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kiln Opening

I'm very pleased with alot of the pots coming out of the kiln from that last firing! I'm going to have to set up my ezcube and photograph the work that we'll be taking to the show on Saturday. And then between now and then paperwork & packing up for the show.
After Saturday I'll have a couple of weeks before the next show in Alton Bay, NH. I'm going to be rethinking and reorganizing my studio space. Currently I have my wheel setup in a chicken coop my husband Dave converted into studio space. Although it's small it has been functional for the past several years and because Dave added alot of windows, it's never seemed claustrophobic. My Kilns and Show Room are in another out building. In order to save on heating costs this winter (it gets pretty cold in Maine) , we're going to switch the Show Room to the chicken coop and bring my wheel into the other out building. Hopefully the result will be alot more cost efficeint and funtion more effectively. I'll be posting photos as everything evolves.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Firing the Downdraft Kiln

I'm firing my downdraft kiln today and things seem to be going very well. This is my last chance to add new pieces to my inventory before my first show of the Summer this coming Saturday. So....hopefully when I open the kiln on Wednesday I'll be pleasantly surprised! This is going to be a very busy week. Photographing new pieces.....pricing and labeling my work and packing everything up by Friday.

New Castle Arts & Crafts Fair
Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Sat., June 24, 9:00 - 3:00 PM
Route 1B, New Castle, NH

Maybe I'll see you there :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

About Homeport Pottery Studio

Hi....I'm Cathie - the owner of Homeport Pottery Studio.....a full time pottery studio located in Kennebunkport, Maine. This blog is going to be about the day to day life of a studio potter.