It's been a long year away from the studio with many other "art projects" on the go. Finally getting back to things. I am looking forward to bringing my pottery to the 3rd Annual Sydenham Artist Tour on November 1 & 2, 2014 from 12pm - 5pm each day. This year's show will be held in the newly renovated Studio Space at 222 Wellington St. upstairs from the Wallaceburg Wellness Centre.
Take one box of clay.... 15 young children and their daycare staff.... working on the potter's living room floor.... and you have the beginnings of a fine and "muddy" PA Day.
Today was a day off for many local elementary school kids. For those who needed to head to the daycare, they can only hope that there would be something special planned for them. Friends from Kathie's daycare in Dresden joined Mike today to learn how to make their first pinch pots. All variations including, "cups and saucers," bowls, and mugs were hand formed after some instruction time, and then everyone got to watch the professional in action at the pottery wheel. We can't wait to see how these pieces turn out after being glazed and fired. Thanks kids. You all did a great job.
East River Pottery has temporarily relocated from Wallaceburg to London to take part in the London Christmas Craft Festival. One of London's favorite Christmas craft shows is on again this weekend from Thursday, Dec 6th to Sunday, Dec 9th at the Western Fair District in the Progessive Building.
Its been a busy Fall getting new products ready for the Christmas season. There is lots on new styles to see; great mugs for cocoa and coffee, beer stines, butter dishes & soup bowls, platter & pitchers, even larger pieces like serving trays.
This weekend is your last chance in London to find that one-of-a kind treasure for that special someone.
Thurs. December 6th, 1-9pm
Fri. December 7th, 11-9pm
Sat. December 8th, 11-6pm
Sun. December 9th, 11-5pm
Progress Building, Western Fair District located between LONDON, ON
Check the link for a coupon. See you at the London Fair Grounds.
"The Wallaceburg & District Historical Society is once again offering a Christmas Home Tour. From noon to 6 p.m., on Sunday December 2nd, six of Wallaceburg's finest homes will be beautifully decorated in holiday splendor. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the museum, as well as Glasses and Grapes, Kevin Wise Express Yourself, Westbrook's and Goose Feathers in Wallaceburg and Complete Home Decor and More and McKellar's Flowers and Gifts in Dresden, The Purple Pansy in Chatham and K Designs in Ridgetown."
It`s a busy time of year, with lots of Christmas orders to fill. You will most likely find me working at my wheel. Sally from Goose Feathers in Wallaceburg will be decorating our home for this Wallaceburg Christmas tradition. Feel free to visit of the Studio too and see what I am working on.
On November 3rd & 4th from 10am - 4pm, the house and studio will be packed to the rafters. Six other artists will join us for the very first Sydenham Studio Tour. Organizers hope that this artist-driven event will grow into a full tour over the years with both Spring and Fall shows being scheduled for the first weekends in May and November every year.
The Tour is open to other artists and studios to join. Info can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydenham-Studio-Tour/106937179464683?ref=hl.
They say a drive into the country will cure whatever ailes you. Take in some of the sceanery and come visit me at the sudio. Ten minutes north of Wallaceburg (or 25 minutes south of Sarnia - depending on your prospective) -East River Pottery Studio will be open this fall. I can usually be found working in the studio Monday - Saturday (9am - 6pm) unless a show is booked. Below is the new Fall schedule... so far. If you'd like to be sure someone is there to give you a tour,, call ahead @ 519-627-7478. We are looking forward to your visit.
Fall Classes: October - November, Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9pm
London Fall Craft Show @ Western Fair Grounds ~ Oct 19 - 21st
1st Annual Christams House and Studio Tour ~ NOV 3 & 4 (10am - 5pm) @ East River Studios
Christmas Craft Show in London ~ Dec 6 - 9th.
Join me at the Mike Weir Park on Lakeshore Road in Sarnia, on Saturday, Sept. 8th from 9am - 4pm. This show has been a long time favorite for many vendors and visitors and will certainly have something for everyone.
WAMBO is the WALLACEBURG ANTIQUE MOTOR AND BOAT OUTING and it attracts over 20, 000 people each year. Over the years it has expanded to include antique cars, trucks, boats, fire engines, farm equipment and motorcycles as well as musical
entertainment and arts and crafts.
ART in the PARK has a wonderful spot on the river beside the library that will accommodate 20 artists. The library is located at 209 James Street. The cost is $35.00 per space (10 x 10). Please bring your own table/chairs and tent if needed. Hydro will not be provided.
It's time for the first big show of the summer season. If you are going to be in the Windsor area this weekend, come to Willistead Park and visit my booth.
On Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Art in the Park officially opens at 10:00am. With over 275 Artisans, your can enjoy shopping until 7:00pm. Bring your children to their AIP Kids Zone; a safe place for the kids to learn and play.They will have live local entertainment throughout the park and on stage in our Spirit Tent which stays open till 11:00pm. Free shuttle buses are available to and from the gates.
On Sunday, June 3, 2012 - the park again opens at 10:00am till 5:00pm for another day of Artisans, Entertainment and fun for the whole family!
From 4th Fridays in Wallaceburg... to The Fourth Street Market in Chatham, you can find EAST RIVER POTTERY locally all season long.
In Wallaceburg, 4th Friday's will brought to you again this year by the Sydenham Cultural Action Team Committee. We've heard that downtown
James St. will be closed again to traffic with lots of vendors and activites on
hand. East River Pottery will have a booth downtown too. The events will take
place from May till Aug. http://www.facebook.com/groups/68377301125/
The Fourth Street Market returns this Spring
with new hours! Get ready for a twilight market in downtown Chatham. 5pm - 9pm
on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning May 23rd until August 22nd.