Posts Tagged ‘MI’

Deodorant in Port Austin, Michigan

Most people have a good memory, I don’t. The only time I can recall details is when the subject matter relates to my family and my work, and then it’s a little shaky. Last year in Art in the Park at Port Austin, MI, a couple with a college aged son visited my booth. The gentleman asked if I was here last year because he remembered my work. My brain went into over drive and I said “Yes, don’t you have a son attending Eastern MI University, and he purchased a sushi tray?” The wife’s head whipped around and shouted “How can you remember that?” We chatted for awhile and the son purchased another sushi tray. In reality, when someone comes up to me and asks “Remember the blue bowl I bought?” Uhh, not really I make about 500 blue bowls a year. But if we talked about my passion I can recall the details. So at the end of the conversation with the nice couple from Yipsi, I confessed I can’t remember if I put on my deodorant this morning, but I can remember what piece of pottery you purchased. Really now, what’s more important? Stop by and visit me at Gallop Park located in Port Austin, MI on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. Look for the bell, I’m next to it with the red tent!

Baby, It Was Hot Outside!

Artists setup around the pond and studio.

The 1st Annual Summer Show and Art Fair was a big hit this past weekend! Thank you to all of the returning customers and it was great meeting new ones. Sales were good, all the RIO bowls sold except for one. And the new berry bowls were a hit. I will be redesigning the bowl so it has a taller foot and narrower bowl in a funky fluted shape. Pictures to come in a few weeks on the Sale page.

The new glaze color “Mother In-law Blue” was a hot second best seller. The rutile base is soft with spatter additions of black, cream and more blue.

Many thanks to Bill Diller who took a few photographs. Of course I was to busy and forgot to get the camera out of it’s case. Always happens so I’m glad Bill did a great job. He is a wonderful nature photograher located near Port Austin, MI (my favorite place) and you can see his work at: www.dillerphoto.com

A big thank you to the 14 artists that participated and to my neice, sister and friends who ran my sales table for me. And I can’t forget to thank my husband Brad and our daughter Hannah for handling traffic control and parking. At Red Mudd Studio we have a very long driveway, about 640′ of woods so sometimes its a little tricky with two cars are driving in and out at the same time.

The weather was hotter than Haities, blue sky, gentle breeze and the pond looked almost good enough to swim in. Except for the fact that Summer Camp displayed it’s ugly head of shurken shoreline filled with nasty pots! No need to step on a shard and cut your toe.

Looking forward to heading back to the studio for upcoming classes and finishing my to do list before the next show. I will be in front of Whimmy’s Hamburger Place on Main Street in Lexington, MI, August 7 & 8. Stop by and say hello. Mention that you read the blog and pickup a free gift!

Zen Powder Room

The powder room off the kitchen is finished and it feels like a zen art gallery. The sink is glazed with Red Iron Oxide (my favorite) and a new single handle faucet has been installed. It sits on a black granite counter top with a black cabinet stand. The walls were painted Chianti (deep red) with white trim and ceiling. Photographs, oils, and mixed media are hanging on all four walls which look great. About 4″ from the ceiling I placed five raku plates on two walls. The floor remains the broken tile I made when we moved in.