Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hermiston High Commemorative Mugs

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Hermiston High School Class of '65 will gather for our 50th Class reunion on July 17-18, 2015 
(Hard to believe, but there it is).

In honor of the event, I've agreed to take on the project of making souvenir mugs. They are approximately 4 1/4" tall and 3" in diameter, holding about 11 ounces. Made of stoneware clay, they are dishwasher and microwave safe, lead free. 

Front, showing the Hermiston "H" with
"CLASS   OF '65
50 YRS     2015

Reverse Side shows a Fighting Bulldog
Order information:
Order directly to via postal service or email or phone. Deadline May 15, 2015. 
Reserve your mug via email tarasam at tds dot net with "Reunion Mug" in the subject line, or by phone: 970-527-6570.

Free delivery at the reunion in Hermiston. Price each is $20 (a discount from her usual mug price of $24).
Shipping available (if you can't make the reunion) for an additional $8 for the first one and $4 for each additional to the same address. Colorado addresses include 2.9% sales tax. 

Send checks made out to Tara Edna Miller 
41342 O Road
Paonia, CO 81428

Go Bulldogs!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday shows 2014

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          will help you find specific items of our work.
Please join us at our two holiday art shows.   
Start your holiday shopping with a civilized shopping alternative on Thanksgiving weekend in the ARVADA CENTER on Wadsworth in Arvada, near Denver. 
You'll find our booth and a good selection of our pottery easily if you bear LEFT after the entrance. You'll also find quality and unique artwork from over 150 artisans in all media throughout this beautiful venue.  
The Arvada Center 
34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Thanksgiving weekend 
Friday, November 28 - Saturday November 29 
Show hours are:
 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Free parking - $5 entry per day 
(free to "Friends of the Center" and kids 12 and under)
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.    just north of I-70

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The following weekend is the 
Paonia Holiday Art Fair
Friday, December 5, 3-8pm
Saturday, December 6, 9am -5pm
Blue Sage Center for the Arts
We'll be showing our 
Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Most of the textiles were fair traded for solar gear. Check out this link for stories:
at the Blue Sage 2013
Twenty artists with unique creations, live music. 
On Saturday, Paonia festivities include sales in downtown businesses, library book sale, hay rides, Santa, Gingerbread house making.

228 Grand Avenue - Paonia, Colorado

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Come see us at the Fair!

Join us as we bring Tara Miller Claywork to Festivals for the rest of this year. Some of our smaller shows include textiles from our community in Peru: Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca. You can learn more about that part of our lives at our Amigos de Taquile Blog

To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, 
check out the Table of Contents

Ikebana Pots for Flower Arrangements
Little wheel-thrown pillows with feet!

Ridgway Colorado August 9 & 10, 2014
Show runs 9-5pm Sat. and 10-5pm on Sunday.
If you are used to finding us in the upper part of the park, please look again, as our 2014 location is booth #155 on the lower level on the north east row toward Town Hall.

Santa Fe Fiesta Labor Day Weekend August 30-31 and Sept. 1. 2014
This juried art and craft show kicks off a festival that has been going on in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for over three hundred years! We are located in our usual spot in the very center of the plaza against the obelisk on the east side.
Bamboo Platters

Holy Family Church School Saturday, November 1, in Grand Junction
This show is a whirlwind all on One Day between 8 am – 3:30 pm.
All three buildings of the beautiful Holy Family campus overflow with quality handmade items and volunteers serve up delicious homemade soups and other savory treats in the cafeteria. We expect to be located outside in the courtyard between the buildings. WE WILL MAINLY BE SHOWING TEXTILES FROM TAQUILE ISLAND, LAKE TITCACA AT THIS SHOW.
786 26 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO    http://holyfamily-gj.org

Arvada Holiday Art Show November 28 and 29
Located in the beautiful Arvada Center on Wadsworth in Arvada, Colorado. We will be located in our usual spot in the Main Gallery to the left as you enter.

Paonia Holiday Art Show, December 5-6
Hours are Friday 3pm to 8pm and Saturday 9 to 5 at The Blue Sage Center in Paonia.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Carbondale Mountain Fair 2014

The Carbondale Mountain Fair 
is always the last FULL weekend in July, 
so come on out for the 
big community celebration July 25-26-27.
To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, check out the Table of Contents
We will have our pottery, with lots of new work, ready to delight you. Stay tuned for more details and check out the Mountain Fair Link

Opening the kiln to new work is always exciting!
The theme for the 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair is "Wild At Heart: Celebrating Our People, Town, and Wilderness.” 

Mountain Fair is truly a Festival, with a line up of music and contests for three days! Check out the schedule HERE 

Vendor hours are 
Friday 12pm to dark,      
Saturday, 10 am to  dark 
Sunday, 10 am to 5pm
We will be located in booth #40. If you enter from Weant Blvd. and come straight in, you will find us on your right. 

To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, check out the Table of Contents

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paonia Cherry Days 2014

My own home town celebrates the 4th of July with the three day
To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, check out the Table of Contents
We will have our display of pottery and a selection of Peruvian textiles in Paonia Town Park on Friday the 4th and Saturday July 5th, from 10am until 6pm each day. Our booth is located on the north end of the line of vendors that line the east side of the park.

Because this is our home show, we take the opportunity to sell "seconds" pottery--those that came out of the kiln with glaze flaws, or experimental work that doesn't quite fit into our usual product line. You will find some bargains if you come early!

On Friday the Parade starts downtown at 10am, leading the crowd to Paonia Town Park and all kinds of music and entertainment, including pie eating and coal shoveling contests, a running race, rides and a kid zone--plus a community talent show at 12:30 on Saturday when you can catch me performing my original poetry. Find the schedule and information at this Cherry Days link.

See you at the Fair!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Estes Park Memorial Day Art Market

We kick off the summer season with a show in beautiful Estes Park Colorado!
To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, check out the Table of Contents

Memorial Day weekend comes early this year:  
May 24, 25 and 26—and this show is All Three Days! 
Show times are:   
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Estes Park is recovering nicely from that 500 year flood, roads from all directions are open--Even Trailridge is expected to be open by this weekend! So come and find our pottery and take your adventure into Rocky Mountain National Park. 

With our Estes Park Gallery owners now retired and Max'ims closed, this will be the best way to find our work on the Eastern Slope until Thanksgiving.
Sauerkraut Crock
our display