Looking forward to another lovely weekend - this time in Lakeville. After that, the Octagon show on the 24th....busy, busy, busy!
Looking forward to seeing you all out at the markets!
Headed to the Sioux Falls Sidewalk Art Festival this weekend. Logistics are tough for the artists, but I imagine that it's a lovely show. (Fingers crossed).
Grateful to have been named a best artist for the past 3 shows - nice surprise after eight+ years on the circuit!
Hoping that everyone enjoys the lovely fall's weekend. Defeat of Jesse James Day in hometown Northfield. Get excited!
I am eager to be a part of www.siouxcityartcenter.org/artsplashArt Splash this weekend in Sioux City, SD! I plan on bringing lots of bowls and spoons.
I am continually amazing by how bountiful our summers in Minnesota are. I've been very fortunate to have some tree companies that have brought me some beautiful fallen trees - which I'm doing my best to turn. I've discovered a new technique to use the excess parts of the tree for my utensil making, which has been a brilliant development.
My garden continues to bloom with enthusiasm. My pumpkins are threatening to take over the entire yard, no small feat. Tomatoes are starting to come on. And, blueberries have been a frequent treat.
Looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming shows!
I don't know about you all, but my summer is flying by! And, here we are approaching mid-August. I've been doing a fair bit of traveling this summer, with shows in Des Moines, Madison, but also spending time near home in Northfield and up in Minneapolis.
I'll be at Riverwalk again on Saturday, followed by Duluth and then Austin.
Looking forward to seeing many friends at the shows.
What better place to be than lakeside in Excelsior? That's where I'll be this weekend. Art on the Lake is this weekend. A good strategy will be to come early in the day on Saturday or Sunday. It's truly a great scene, with fun food and people too.
Wanted to let everyone know that I'm closing up my Etsy store for the summer show season. If you want to purchase anything, please come to a show (or call me directly).
Hard to believe, but the summer show schedule is upon us. This weekend, I'll be at the Edina Art Fair - which is a wonderful way to start the season. I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Long days, but looks like the weather will be comfortable (and hopefully the storms will stay at bay).
The attached picture is a custom salad bowl, serving bowls, and servers that are headed for Japan. Very pleased with how it turned out. If you're keen on doing something similar, please let me know. This is doable and makes a very elegant statement.
Hope to see many of you in Edina.
Very excited about the ACC show in St. Paul that is coming up in just over two weeks. I've been busy sanding bowls and preparing new kitchen items for the show. I am excited to see some familiar faces and hear how they've enjoyed their new kitchenware.
I've started seeds in our kitchen and have summer gardening on the brain. Looking forward to swapping stories with people on gardening anytime!
Welcome to the 2017 show season! I'll update my website in the next few weeks as more of the show dates are firmed up.
As always, I'm reachable by phone or email - and have lots of inventory ready to go in anticipation of a great year!
With a few more weeks left before December ends, we can't help but be grateful for all that this year has brought. We've had many shows in spectacular venues, both near and far. The thought of all of the bowls, spoons, spatulas, and cutting boards that are part of the seasonal celebrations warms our hearts. Thank you to you all for your continued support and appreciation for this work. It's not always easy to be an artist by trade - but it's hard to imagine life without the craft.
For those who are interested in purchasing from me, you can stop by the Northfield Arts Guild in downtown Northfield for a good selection. I've also got a number of pieces still up on Etsy. And, finally, please feel free to call me to ask about a special piece. My number is 240-675-8613. Calls between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM CST are preferred, but I can be flexible.
I'm still able to send out pieces in time for the Christmas celebrations this week. Next week will be a bit trickier!
Wishing you all the best in this wintery season.
Delighted to be a new city in the midwest this weekend: Madison! I'll be doing the Holiday Art Fair with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Although it's a more intimate show (with just under 100 artists), the caliber promises to be spectacular. It's an honor to be part of the show.
Hoping that if the snowstorm comes on Friday, it will be mild, with just enough snow to remind us that winter is on its way...meanwhile our garden continues to produce kale, greens, and sweet carrots and parsnips.
Looking ahead, I'll be at the Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar in St. Paul December 1 - 3 (the first weekend of December). I'm grateful to be featured at the Fine Craft Collective (Northfield Art Guild's holiday show), which is open most days through December. Finally, as always, I've got some pieces on Etsy and can be reached for questions about pieces that you may have seen at a market, but can't find online.
Until next time, be well.