Thursday, November 20, 2008

Woo.

It's been a looooong week. I had an opening last Saturday in Catskill, NY. I really hate going to openings. It's mostly those group shows where I am the youngest by about 15 years and no one realizes I am one of the artists...it doesn't help that I don't look my age either...and I'm pretty anti-social... I think that's why I don't go out of my way to get shows within driving distance. Not that I don't like having gallery shows. If it's someplace I like or put on by someone I know, it's waaaay more enjoyable, even (dare I say) fun. I did actually sell one of the 2 pieces at the opening. I'm assuming this was after we left to go get sushi. Anyway, to promote holiday sales they are letting buyers take the work when they purchase it so I sent them another piece.
One of the pieces I'm showing is an owl vase. Similar to this one.
Unfortunately this one has a crack in the bottom. It's small and was completely filled in with glaze, so it's still water-tight. I'll probably be posting it on Etsy since it's not gallery worthy. I have another one that is much taller and has little feel at the bottom. That one also has a crack at the bottom but it goes all the way through. I may just keep that one for myself.
I'm not one for trends. I know owls have been big for a while now. I thought they would be "out" by now, but they are still going strong. I've really been on a bird kick and wanted to make a vase. Owls just seemed like a logical choice.

I've also made some small pitchers.

Again, the owls just seemed to work with this shape.

In other news, I just sent more work to Tilde in Portland, OR and to the Kohler One and Only show and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia now has some new snowflakes. Oh, and guess where I will be on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008 from 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM?


Yup! This will be my one and only craft show of the season. So if you happen to be in NYC area, come to the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street and say hi! I'm really looking forward to meeting some of my Etsy friends in person.

That's all for now! I've got to go make lots and lots and lots of work...

9 comments:

Kate said...

I think I lost your e-mail address somehow, but I'm desperate for another order. Can you please e-mail me when you have a second? thepapersparrow@hotmail.com

Thanks so much! Sorry to do this to you on your blog.

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

nice owl....your work is looking good!..peace from the other coast..jeff

shoshonasnow said...

Thanks Jeff!

JMW Jewelry said...

I LOVE the owl pitchers!!

shoshonasnow said...

Thanks Jennifer! I definitely going to make more. I'm very happy with how they came out...although I think they need little "ears".

Little Flower Designs said...

yay! i love the new pieces, i'm doing the craftacular too!!! can't wait to see your things in person.
best! linda

sherry said...

I know The Clay Studio, we used to live in the city and now are across the river. I do admire you for going to openings, I'm not much of a social butterfly either.
Love the new work.

l'actrice said...

You do such lovely work!!!

BrownBunnybyIris

shoshonasnow said...

Thanks again! It seems every time I'm supposed to be making mugs and bowls and small vases for some kind of deadline, the inspiration pops up and new work takes precedence. I think I strive on stress!