Saturday, November 29, 2008

things to do...

email the list about dec shows
mix glazes for my students
clean house to seem presentable and organized to my friends
grocery shop for non carby foods. mildly unpleasant.
spend less money.
paint living room.
clean dining room. there is a pottery overflow situation. and laundry hang drying. hot mess.
reorganize to list things on etsy and unlist things to unload at shows.
get lock for studio door to keep unwanted loiterers out. get a life. stalk someone your own age.
drink less caffeine. (love coffee, caffeine bad for health issues. such a pain.)
go to ny to stay in free digs and visit natalie.
get money to fly to ny.
fire kiln. coasters need to get finished!
go to sleep.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

new things on my etsy site. you can find me and my work next on saturday, december 6th from 11-5 at bela dubby in lakewood, ohio. but i have to duck out for awhile to help anne set up at twist for a holiday show she has organized. a group of great artists will have there work up that same evening from 6-10. half of the sales will go to the AIDS taskforce of Cleveland. please join us!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Check out the article featuring a great list of local shopping for the holidays. It features 2 events I will be in, MOCA's Artscape and the Bazaar Bizarre. Be sure to check out Cleveland Handmade's show at Mojos too. I can't be there but there will be lots of great work for purchase.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the art house sale went well. thank you for stopping by. and of course the bake sale was yummy. i purchased a few things despite my diet. i have a soft spot for peppermint. mmm. i also met some new people. check out the following blog for a lovely write up on the show and MOCA's ARTscape show. its this friday and saturday. please stop by!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lots to share. First of all please stop by Art House on Saturday from 11-5 for their annual holiday sale. Visit for all the info.

New places to find my work!

Planet Green in Rocky River is now carrying my work. They are located at 19056 Old Detroit Rd. This shop is amazing. It is a healthy mix of handmade items and commercial items all green, of course. Check out the gorgeous handmade furniture made from reclaimed lumber. Not to mention all of those green products smell amazing.

***Show Just Added!***Bela Dubby Holiday Sale. 11-5. Bela Dubby is located at 13321 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH. Locally owned and operated. Its a great show to support a local business and local artists simultaneously!
Later in the evening you can find me and my work at Twist Social Club. My friend Anne is organizing a great holiday sale to benefit the AIDS taskforce of Cleveland. More info to come...stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

things you could buy me for christmas. just sayin'.

Buy Handmade

This Saturday, November 15th from 11-5pm is the annual Art House Holiday Sale. Art House is a Cleveland non-profit organization that offers art course to adults and children in painting, ceramics, printmaking, silk painting, drawing, mixed media, etc. The show will have a variety of artists including both instructors and local artists. Its a small but high quality show. I hope you can join us. All of the info can be found at
3119 denison avecleveland, oh
p.s. i'm the ceramics instructor!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Art Show Etiquette, Pt. 2

I do not like to blog about bad experiences at shows for the sake of networking but I feel that artists get run over by their treatment at some shows. Some use the show circuit as a day job. For myself I just hope to someday have a nice secondary income. That being said, if a show is promoting itself its not worth my time. I'm over handing out cash to rent a table and donating to auctions to have the promoter make money off artists who aren't making money.

Here is where the etiquette comes in. If I am doing your show and there is no one shopping but vendors do not walk into my booth and tell me you think my displays are why work is not selling. First off all I am a visual merchandiser. This means I make money for stores by making them look pretty with window displays, table displays, etc. I've been doing shows for over 5 years so I know what makes my pottery look good. And that is minimal distractions around it. Suggesting to put up scarves and twinkle lights on my booth is not helpful and only costs me money I'm not making.

Second if no one is there to see a display it does me no good. I can't sell things or present things properly if I do not have an audience. Chotching up my table distracts from the fact that I actually make nice work. Also p.s. if you sell nutroll you will make a goldmine. The show ended at 4. I was pulling out of the parking lot at 4:07.

On that note I am looking forward to my next few shows because I know it will be handled with class and professionalism. I am sticking with the shows I know and the people I know in order to maintain my artistic sanity.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I have my work at Commotion! in Lexington, Kentucky. My ornaments will be there through the Christmas season. Please stop by and check them out!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

my first show of the holiday season is this weekend. please visit the brecksville center for the arts for the brecksville heartfelt holiday show. i will be there with ruth sholtis-furyes and ann mcneill. its 2 days...sat nov 7 from 10-5 and sun nov 8 from 11-4. please stop by!

Monday, November 03, 2008


I am a member of two online collectives. The first is
Find us on etsy by searching for "interiordesignteam". This group of artists is targeted specifically towards interior designers. Visit my portfolio at
Any wholesale inquiries can be directed to

I am also part of Cleveland Handmade. (Etsy tag "clevelandteam").
This group is full of local artists in all mediums. Check out the website to see where and when you can find group members selling their handmade goods this holiday season.