Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Common Ground Country Fair Sept 21st - 23rd

It's that time of year again!  I'll be unloading the kiln latter today and packing up some new work to bring with us to Common Ground

For those of you who have never been to the fair, it is well worth the trip.  From delicious food, great music, wonderful crafts & demonstrations of all sorts - the fair has something to offer everybody.  

If you come, stop by and say hi to Dave & me.  We'll be in the big tent in the craft area.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Shows and Such

A week to go and then off to the Berkshires for the Berkshires Art Festival This is my second year doing this one.  Hopefully the weather will be better this time around (last year it poured).   I have a couple of days to finish glazing and fire the kiln and tie all the rest of the loose ends together..........and so it season.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Getting Ready

This time of year it seems like there are so many loose ends to tie together!  I'll be in the Berkshires the second week in July and I have a bunch of projects that need to be completed before that show.  Bisque, Glaze, Fire, Pit Fire, Raku Fire.................
I was mixing glazes yesterday and ran less than a 100 grams short of one of the ingredients I needed to complete a recipe.......dang!!! Luckily Dave was working near Portland Pottery and picked up what I needed on the way home (thank you honey!!!!!!).......soooo today I can finish mixing things up :)
I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I'll be doing a pit firing with friends and fellow potters from Southern Maine Clay Guild.  It will be nice to get out of the studio, share a meal and be social!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maine Pottery Tour

Mother's Day Weekend is Pottery Weekend in Maine! Homeport Pottery Studio is pleased to be a part of this state wide event! Meet the artist, Cathie Cantara, see pottery making demos, tour the studio and shop for beautiful handmade pottery made in Maine.  We will be open to the public on May 12th & 13th from 10a.m. to 4p.m. with pottery making demos every hour on the hour.  

Other participants in Southern Maine include Elaine Fuller at Red Door Pottery Studio in Kittery and Kathleen King, Roger Dearborn & Ann Smith at The Gallery on the Green in Alfred.  Just click on the map pins below for more information.  

For a list of participants in the central Maine  area visit the Maine Pottery Tour Blog

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Last Day of My Spring Sale!!!!!!!!!

Today is the last day of my Spring Sale - to see what's available visit my Etsy Store
Cathie Cantara Pottery  Enter SPRING2012 at checkout and receive 15% off your purchase!
etsy infographic

Monday, March 19, 2012


I'll be in Biddeford at the Engine this coming Saturday doing throwing demos.  If you're in the area.....stop by and say hi!

ARDUINO 101 with Tim Karu
CLAY with Cathie Cantara
SCULPTURE with Cheryl Lichwell
BOOKBINDING with Kate Gerwig and Justine Bald
PRINTMAKING with Nora Tryon
ENAMELING with Kate Cathey
CROCHETING with Jen Cragen
Come see artists demonstrating
their art or craft form.
265 Main St
(207) 229 3560
Tues-Fri Noon-6p
Sat 9a-12p

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Finally!!! My Etsy Store is Open for Business

I've had an Etsy Storefront for I little over 2 years now but up to today I hadn't listed any items for sale.  I guess I've been a little overwelmed, etsyphobic you could say, about  some of the finer point of Etsy such as setting up my store policies.  But anyway I had a break though  today and finished writing up my store policies and listed my first items!!!!!
You can now purchase my work on Etsy here's a link to my store:
Cathie Cantara Pottery

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mystery - Looking for Info - Would Love Some Help :)

This potter's wheel was purchased used in the mid 1970's.  I've never seen another one quite like it.  If anyone can give me any information about it's history, I would really appreciate it!!
Wheel in the foreground is the one in question

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Year New Work & Paper Work Uuuuugh

Why is it that every December I think that once I get past the last of the year's shows and celebrate the holidays with family and friends that I'll have a couple of weeks come January to just be a kid and play in my studio.....Reality usually sets in fairly quickly the first week in January when I realize I have at least a half a dozen show applications that are due before the end of the month (paperwork my favorite thing uuuughhhhh ;( ) and I think to myself "you should really clean up your space a little before you go out and make a mess on top of a mess".

Anyway, I've cleaned a little, played a little and filled out more paperwork than I like.  Here's something new for 2012 - Dream Keepers: 

My dream......Peace