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.

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


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
CHERRY DAYS FESTIVAL! 
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
SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Fair this Saturday

North Fork Holiday Marketplace and Lunch
To negotiate this blog and see different kinds of pottery, check out the Table of Contents

We've added one more show to our holiday schedule!
Saturday, Dec. 14th, 9 am to 3 pm. at Heritage Hall, at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, Colorado.
  
Most of our display will be Peruvian Textiles, but we'll have some pottery as well. If you have a specific pottery request, you might give us a call 970-527-6570 so we don't leave it at home!
We have lots of fine woolen handwoven hats, as well as belts and bags. All of the textiles are fair traded, from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca.

Over 30 local booths will be offering their wares with an emphasis on hand made, home grown and local! 

A homemade soup and chili lunch with homemade pie and brownies for dessert will be available for $4. 

Enjoy local photography, jewelry, fused glass, textiles, leatherwork, local honey, gift baskets, kitchen items, holiday crafts, pottery, fine art prints, skin care products, totes, clocks, aprons, purses, quilts and more. 
There will also be an on-site knife sharpening service, $1 to $2 per knife, anyone can bring kitchen knives to be sharpened. 

Sponsored by North Fork Ambulance. EMTs and Drivers will be on hand to answer questions about applying for the upcoming EMT class, volunteering and Membership.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Fairs 2013

Note: This link, a Table of Contents 
          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 alternative to Thanksgiving weekend shopping and the frenzy of Black Friday 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. 
     
DETAILS: 
The Arvada Center 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.    just north of I-70

Thanksgiving weekend 
November 29-December 1, all three days
Show hours are:
 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday and Saturday 
11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday 
Free parking - $5 entry per day (free to "Friends of the Center") 


The following weekend is the 
Paonia Holiday Art Fair
We'll be showing our pottery 
And TEXTILES from 
Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Most of the textiles were fair traded for solar gear.


Twenty artists, caroling and live music 
festive hometown atmosphere
Special activities for children, upstairs
Friday, Dec 6, 3-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am -5pm
Blue Sage Center for the Arts
228 Grand Avenue - Paonia, Colorado

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Textiles! in Grand Junction

Textiles from Peru 
at the Holy Family School in Grand Junction

November 2 ~ 8:00 to 3:00
786 26 1/2 Rd  Grand Junction, CO 81506



a mandala of chuspas, useful purses or medicine bags
Free Admission, 90 artists with quality handmade items. 
Homemade soups and goodies in the cafeteria, cookie harvest. 

We will be located between the two buildings, outside, with a large selection of the textiles from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, where we are godparents and in deep relationship with extended family since our first visit 27 years ago. For more of the story see our Amigos de Taquile blog at http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com

We have been trading solar gear and efficient lights in exchange for beautiful weavings and knitted goods. We will bring a large selection of knitted hats and scarves, gloves and vests, as well as weavings in the complex patterned technique for which Taquile women are famous. We will also bring a sampling of our pottery.
table runners--also used as scarves
a mandala of hats
a mandala of gloves



Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 Art Fair Schedule

Note: A Table of Contents (next blog post below) will help you find specific items of our work.


August 31 - September 1-2 Santa Fe Fiesta
Our booth is located right in the center of the Exciting Plaza up against the obelisk. Easy to find!
Show hours are 9-5 Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Lots of new fruit basket forms, beautiful functional bowls and Chip 'n Dips with their feet in the curved open pedestal form.


Our booth will look something like this.
November 29-30 and December 1 Arvada Center Holiday Art Fair 
Located in the Beautiful Arvada Center on Wordsworth.

Stay tuned for more holiday shows.
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July 3-4-5 Cherry Days in Paonia
Hours are Wednesday 5:00 to dusk; Thursday the 4th 9:00am to 7:00pm or so  and Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Our first show will be our hometown show in Paonia. We show our top-of -the line work, but also use this opportunity to sell our odds and ends and slightly flawed pieces at a discount for our friends and neighbors.
We will also show textiles from our "Trade Textiles for Solar Gear" project on Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru. These fair-traded woven and knitted goods have exquisite fine detail.
A mandala of coca purses called chuspas

July 28-29-30 Carbondale Mountain Fair Wait List
 We are still on the wait list for this fun show, so may not participate. Don't count on finding us there. I will update this page if they find a space for us.

August 10 - 11 Ridgway Rendezvous
Show hours are 9am to 5pm 
Lots of artists in a beautiful location in Ridgway, Colorado.