SOMETHING IMPORTANT! Like so many, I pay attention to the frequency with which I hear various subjects, to try to determine trends. That has to be tempered with awareness that where you are and what you're doing may color what you hear. That being
Earlier this year, Betsy developed a new green/black glaze combination. It was a hit at summer art fairs. Food looks fabulous on it....but it doesn't have a name! That's up to you. It combines the rich warm black of Old Black Magic and a new kind of
Here we go for the next 6 months. This morning we woke up to a good 4" of fresh new snow. Not too much shovelling thought as the ground's still too warm. The back porch (above)...the view from the kitchen below. But looking north off the back
HIDDEN ART GEM UNCOVERED!!! Travels with Tom & Betsy On our way to Chicago for the Frankfort Fall Fest, we uncovered a hidden gem this year...Mineral Point, WI. It was an old mining town that had been pretty near shuttered in the 1950's and 60's.
I've gotten a little behind here with fall production and development of a new line of pots for you. The last shows were Frankfort (IL) over Labor Day weekend and our local Hutchinson show 2 weeks later. Frankfort is a blast. It's the first show we
THE FOREST CITY STOCKADE Every year for the last 10 or so, we (Betsy and Tom) head for a weekend at the Forest City Stockade. This is a recreation of the 1860's Stockade built near Forest City, MN, during the Sioux uprising of 1862. The Stockade was
An annual event at Clay Coyote has become the summer picnic and Art Show. We invite 4 or 5 guest artists and our customers to a casual 'out on the lawn' good time. This year Madam Lorna (Lorna Meyer and husband Steve) were peddling potions and lotions
Highland Park Art Fest Our second show this year was Highland Park in St Paul. What was a good smaller show in past years has now had the addition of almost as many commercial booths as artist booths. One customer described this as making it feel like