Early Spring 2008

In this Newsletter:
Photo Contest Deadline April 30th -  Wood-Firing Approaches
Kiln Firing Schedule - "Gettin' Out There:" New Pots in New Places -
Spring Studio Hours

Phew, what a winter!  For those of you in parts south, we've had more than a
"banner" season, breaking snowfall records left and right.  I've been setting some
of my own records involving the frequency of snow-blowing and roof-shoveling!  
Fortunately, there has been ample time for clay work, and the studio is bursting at
the seams with new pottery in all stages of completion.  It's been an exciting year
so far, with more custom orders than ever before, and lots of new things getting
out there to new places . . . I'm really looking forward to some warmer weather
bringing people to the studio and bringing the business out of the house!

Photo Contest Reminder . . . Deadline Approaches!

You all seem pretty excited about the photo contest, and you'll be even more
excited when I finally unveil the many fabulous entries I've received!   But you'll
have to wait because we've still got a week or so . . . the
deadline for submissions
is April 30th
so send 'em in soon!  A few of reminders: creativity is encouraged,
each photographer can submit up to 3 images, and you'll have a shot at
$75 to spend on my pottery, as well as 10% off your purchases
for the rest of the
2008 season!   And by the way, don't you dare tell me you were intimidated . . .
everybody has a fair shot at this, promise!  :)
(Winners will be announced on the website in early May.)
Photo Contest Details HERE

Upcoming Wood- Firing and Kiln Firing Schedule

I'm pretty excited to be traveling to Swanville, Maine, again in May for my eighth
firing (!) at Jody Johnstone's very special anagama wood kiln.  Many of you know
this to be one of my favorite times of the year, both for the potter-to-potter
camaraderie it so beautifully provides and the gorgeous pots we yield.  Those of
you interested in placing an order for wood-fired pots should contact me by the
end of April, and those of you curious for more info can check out
wood-firing photos here!
check out Jody's Brand-New Fabulous Website here

"Gettin' Out There:" New Pots in New Places

New selections of my pottery can now be found at the J-Town Deli in Jackson,
NH; 317 Main Street Community Music Center and the Yarmouth Flower
Company, both in Yarmouth, Maine; League of NH Craftsmen in Center
Sandwich, NH, (where I'll be the featured artist this summer!) as well as
in my many galleries . . . a
listing of galleries here.

I've been really pleased to extend my clay work outside of the Eaton studio this
winter.  I recently taught a "Creating Cups" class at the Jackson Design Studio; a
big thank you to Melanie Levitt for hosting me.  For those of you who expressed
regret in missing out, we hope to offer more opportunities in the near future.  
Stay tuned!  I also had the honor and pleasure of spending a March afternoon
making pots in the studio of long-time potter
Kit Cornell in Exeter, NH.  
Homemade food, pottery, stories, and clay techniques were shared among six
potters, the result being a most solid affirmation of the strength and vitality of
the local and more far-reaching clay community . . . another big thank-you to Kit!  
As it turns out, getting out of the studio can at times be more rewarding than the
hours spent in it . . .

Spring Studio Hours

I feel like I'm bringing the studio out of hibernation . . . I've finally set some
actual "Open Hours" for the next month.  Barring another major snowstorm
(amazingly, always a possibility) it  seems the driveway is actually passable at this
point!  Many of you have been expressing interest at getting over to see the new
work . . . check out my
Spring Studio Hours here and I'll hope to see you!

Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement,  
and Happy Spring!


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