Monday, November 22, 2010

It’s with a sigh of relief that I bid farewell to my 2010 show season.  It was a very good year but I am really looking forward to hunkering down in my studio for the winter and exploring new ideas.  Many thanks to my loyal customers for making the year a success.  My Christmas Prelude Open Studio will my last open studio for the year.  I’ll be doing one more firing before this event soooooooooooo there will be new stuff hot out of the kiln for you holiday shoppers.  If you can’t make it, you can of course call and set up a time to visit the studio.  Hope I see you there!!!
Homeport Pottery Studio
Christmas Prelude Open Studio
Saturday & Sunday from 10 – 4  December 4th & 5th  2010  
Buy Handmade – Give Handmade 
Please join us & celebrate the season

Refreshments   Handcrafted Ceramics for Sale!
131 Beachwood Ave. * Kennebunkport

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Come Help Celebrate American Craft Week at Our Open Studio!

Join Us in Celebrating American Craft Week at our open studio October 2nd & 3rd!
There will be pottery making demos, refreshments & fine handcrafted pottery for sale.
For more information & direction to the studio, visit our website .

American Craft Week, coming this October 1-10, is a coast-to-coast celebration featuring more than 200 events where the public can meet artisans for whom crafting is a business.
The festivities promise artful and fun answers to the question, “What is still made in
America?” Watch a glassblower or a cabinetmaker at work. Tour pottery studios or fine
craft galleries. Art strolls, exhibitions, open houses, talks, craft demonstrations, trunk
shows and festivals are scheduled in more than 40 states. The celebration will culminate
with a national symposium, “Crafting a Nation,” at the Smithsonian American Art
Museum in Washington, D.C. “Now, more than ever, people are recognizing the enduring value of handmade craft,” says Diane Sulg, co-chair of American Craft Week. “Consider also the economic
benefits of employing Americans to create and sell these beautiful, cherished items, and
we can all support and celebrate American craft.”

A state-by-state list of American Craft Week activities and participating galleries
can be found online at Appealing to residents and
tourists alike, these events feature contemporary and folk crafts in many mediums -- and
many of the events are free.

American Craft Week is a project of the Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow
(CRAFT) and Craft in America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of
craft and the celebration of its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The national cochairs
are gallery owners: Ms. Sulg, of Charlotte, N.C.; Ann Pifer, of St. Paul, Minn.; and
Carol Sauvion, of Los Angeles, who is also the director of Craft in America. CRAFT’s
president is Karen Hohler, of Boston.

Major sponsors of American Craft Week include the American Craft Council,
AmericanStyle magazine, Americans for the Arts,, Silver Dollar City,
Ornament magazine, New York International Gift Fair, Society of North American
Goldsmiths/Metalsmith magazine, National Association of Independent Artists,
Sugarloaf Mountain Works and Additional sponsors are: Artisan
Point of Sale Software for Windows, The Furniture Society, Glass Eye Studios,
Packaging Specialties, Paradise City Arts Festival,, World Crafts
Council, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Craft Organization Development Association
and CERF+.

“Crafting a Nation” is presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Americans for the Arts and Craft in America. Sponsors include Cynthia Lovelace Sears,
Frank Buxton, Cathleen Collins, Mary Ann Hruska, Chris Rifkin, Stolaroff Foundation
and Barbara Tober.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Getting Ready for Common Ground & Other Shows this September

Yesterday's School Around Us Craft Show on the Green in Kennebunkport was wonderful.  Good crowd & a beautiful day.....some people thought it was a little too cool but after an unusually warm & humid summer (for Maine anyway)...I say bring it on!!! I'm ready for fall.

Next weekend we're in Wells for a 2 day show at the Elementary School.  I love shows that are close to home ........ just have to roll out of bed & down the road.....and since we're not unpacking yesterdays show, we're all set for the next one. Yeah!

At the end month we'll be in Unity Maine at the Common Ground Country Fair.  This is my first time doing this show and I'm really excited about should be a good time!  For those of you who are planning on making the trek, there's a link below to the weekend's schedule.  Homeport Pottery Studio will be in the big by and say hey to Dave & me while your there!
Cat :)

Common Ground Country Fair 2010: Schedule for Friday September 24 @ Unity, Maine

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Strange wake up call

It is not unusual to wake to the sounds of the birds where I live. The birds consistently start chatting with each other around 4 in the morning – but yesterday was not the norm – there was definitely something going on with the crows in the front yard – man were they noisy!!!! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any louder, a pack of coy-dogs joined in howling out in the woods behind our house. I’ve heard the wild dogs howling at night – that’s not uncommon around here – but I’ve never heard be so vocal during the day! What a haunting way to start the day…….I wonder what was up?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The New Castle Arts & Crafts Fair in New Hampshire last Saturday was wonderful. What a beautiful water front community! This coming Saturday I'll be on the green in Kennebunkport, ME for the School Around Us Annual Summer Show and then the next weekend I'll be in Wells, ME for a 2 day show. phew! After that I have about a month to regroup before the next shows begin.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Board of Directors Show - York Art Association

I just put 3 of my newest horsehair raku pieces in the Board of Directors Show that will be opening this Friday, June 4th and running through June 24th.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Talented Photographer's Blog "perspective"

OK .....I am her Mom......but still some of the best photographs of my work were taken by her. Kristen just received her BFA earlier this month from LIU CW Post and will be pursuing her masters degree in the fall.
Check it out - I think her work is awesome! Her new blog is "perspective" - I think you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Southen Maine Clay Guild at Biddeford Art Walk

Southern Maine Clay Guild will be having a booth at the Art Walk at the North Dam Mill in Biddeford this Friday - April 30th. I've been a part of the guild since it's inception in 2005 - its a wonderful group of supportive & creatively talented individuals. Stop by & say hi - hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time to get glazing

One more bisque load and then it will be time to get glazing. I plan on mixing up a couple of new glazes first - an oribe and a tomato red. I would love to have a recipe for a cone 9/10 matte yellow - does anybody have a good recipe they'd be willing to share?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm So Glad It's Spring

Even though it's raining (pouring actually), it is so nice to have spring finally here. It smell like spring....really earthy....and the crocus are blooming. This is my favorite time of year. Next to the kitchen window the Tamarac Pine tree's new needles are beginning to show giving the tree a very graceful soft green ferny quality. I love that tree!
But now it's time to put my rain slicker back on and get back to the studio. I have a bunch of slab plates I'm working on at the moment and I'm anxious to play with their surfaces once they're bisqued and ready to glaze.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year

Finished up last years paperwork yesterday and gave the studio a good cleaning. My first bisque firing of the year came out of the kiln on Monday and I'm looking forward to a month and a half of being able to work non stop until my next show in mid February.
I'm still working on my Etsy Store - I'm not quite there but my youngest daughter is home from college (a photography major) and she has promised to help me with some additional photos of my work for the site and some of the shows I'm preparing to apply to.
I have been a master of procrastination for most of my life - soooo - in an effort to turn that around Focus is my mantra for this year.