Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Famous

I find it funny when I get people telling me that they saw my work published or online. I feel kinda famous for a second. Yesterday at the Portobello East Market, I had several people tell me that they had found me in the Star or the National Post. I was totally unaware so I rushed home at the end of the day to check it out. And...there I was :) Very cool.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Portobello Market at the Distillery

Whew! My kiln has been running overtime to get ready for this Sunday`s new market at the Distillery District in downtown Toronto. Unlike traditional farmers markets that sell grandma’s homemade jam, it will be a fashion and art market selling unique pieces from local designers and artisans on a monthly basis.

The Distillery District is a gorgeous setting for such a market and I love the cobble stone paths and great coffee at Balzac`s! Make sure you stop by on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. See more details here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Grid Wall

Yay! I just picked up a new grid wall to display my clocks. It's just in time for a few shows that I will be at in Toronto this summer. I got it at a store called Acme Shelving. Hey isn't that where Wiley Coyote got all of his explosives to try to catch the Road Runner? I hope I have a little more success than he did :)

It is always a challenge to set up a display for craft shows when you are a potter. The delicate nature of pottery and the 3 dimensionality produces certain challenges that other crafters do not have to worry about. For some reason, I am always the last one left packing up at the end of the day. I always envy the knitters who just throw everything into a wheeled suitcase while I 'm still surrounded by mountains of bubble wrap. But, I wouldn't change it if I could. I would much rather sit in front of my pottery wheel every day, but shows are a nice change to the routine. Instead of being my normal hermit self, I can chat leisurely with buyers and other vendors. Cross your fingers for sunny weather this Saturday when I have an outdoor show at the Scarborough Bluff's Art in the Park.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gift Registry

Whew, just in time for the crazy summer wedding season. I was contacted by My Handmade Registry because I was featured on their front page. I often get people asking how to create a registry on Etsy and here is the solution. This site lets anyone create of personal registry of Etsy items.

Dorana says, "I thought, "Hey! I CAN DO THIS!" : a Handmade Registry - a place where everyone can create a personal page with a list of their favorite items from only HANDMADE RETAILERS!"

Check it out: myhandmaderegistry