Monday, September 20, 2010

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival!!

I think everyone had a wonderful time at the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival held at Krull Park in Olcott, NY this past weekend (September 18th & 19th).
This was my first time at this festival, and I met many interesting people as can be seen by this photo! I also produce pottery that does not have faces, some can be see in the photo to the left of this text.

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Remember, the time to order for the holidays is NOW!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting Ready for the Elmwood Festival-of-the-Arts!

While I have been making it a policy to publish here, only finished pieces, I will make an exception with this post.
I have been getting ready for a couple of upcoming events that I will be participating in; "The Elmwood Festival of-the-Arts" held August 28th & 29th, where I will be located at site 33, between West Ferry St. and Breckenridge St. on the west side of Elmwood Avenue. Also, on September 18th & 19th I will be at the "Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival" (in full Scottish kilt dress!!) this festival is located in Olcott, NY

I will be unveiling a completely new line of mugs & tankards at the Elmwood festival, partially inspired by my tree friend show here to the left, but also inspired by a number of other "Celtic" flavored works in popular culture. Perhaps my next post will provide a "Sneak-Peek" at these exciting creations!!

“Tree-Weird Mugs and Tankards”

Hewn from the hearts of the rare Clayple trees found only deep in the Enchanted Forests of the British Isles, these “Tree-Weird” creations have been known to live centuries long when undisturbed. These bizarre, amazing & magical creatures prefer to spend most of their natural lives in deep slumber, and if disturbed, tend toward being angry and bellicose to u short-lived folk. When awake, they are “wild-of-heart” and should be approached with great caution! The young saplings, when harvested, often have not matured enough to have opened their eyes, and many are too shy to yet show their faces.

Keeping these mystical creatures satisfied & happy is easy though, just keep them filled with cool earthy beverages, home brewed beers and ales seem to work best, but coffee and teas are also beverages that they will savor. Be careful not to let loose their ire by leaving them unfilled for too long, as heartwoods, unfulfilled can be very temperamental! Follow these instructions and these one-of-a-kind magical creatures will give you a lifetime of trouble-free service.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Over 40 New Pieces!! WOW!!!

Finally, the "Motherload" of about 40 pieces is out and ready for the public! I think its an exciting collection! They will be at the "Rediscover Amherst Street Festival XIII" being held June 19th

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Finally! ...enough pieces for a kiln load!

The other day I bisque-fired about 35 pieces that were "waiting in the wings" to be fired since February, now they need only be glazed before they are ready for presentation.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saving up for a kiln load!

Slowly the pieces to this new pottery business puzzle are falling into place, I now have a small used electric 220v kiln hooked-up in my basement so I can work there in addition to the studio, but I still have to set-up a down-draft exhaust system before I can use that kiln. The gas kiln (which is still a "virgin" meaning unused) will probably be moved to my cabin or the garage, it's set-up for natural gas, but I do have the orifices for use with propane so, I will have that option.

I have at the Pottery Studio moved into a bay area (basically, a 3' by 3' by 7' space with shelves) enough shelving to make it more affordable to fire and glaze, so I have the space to save-up for renting a large kiln instead of paying for individual pieces (which has been expensive.

So, since I only post photos of "finished" pieces here, you will have to go to my Facebook pages to see "works in progress" in my facebook group and photo albums.




Thursday, January 28, 2010

Okay! It's now "Officially" named!!

This week we went down to Erie County Hall and registered the name: "Bizarre Amazing & Magical Pottery" or unofficially, ...BAM Pottery!

Something weird, wild and catchy, but still represents me with my initials.

I hope to get all my duck-in-order soon too, but that will take some time, especially since I am new to this small business model. How long before I start selling and earning an income? ...That is anyone's guess!