St Lawrence Pottery Blog

Summer Begins 2017! May 23, 2017 09:24 2 Comments

Time to break radio silence!  

We have been working hard all winter and I will be adding more items to the website in the next few days.  There is no way for me to add all the items we've made onto the web site and make, decorate, run the shop etc etc.  But come heck or high water... (ha!)

 

It is also time for the SIXTH Annual Artist Studio Tour.  The tour this year is a bit more condensed and will be quite easy to get around and see everyone's studio in one day.  Our guest artist will be Mark Schwartz of Red Woods Furniture.  Mark will have a tent outside with his fabulous natural form and nautical themed furniture.  

This is a great opportunity to see some studios of local artists who are not always open.  There are so many studios to see. We have maps here.

 

Hope you'll be able to stop at St Lawrence Pottery this summer and see the 30plus canvases I've done this winter, again I won't be able to get all of the paintings on the website, but I will try to put up a few.  Guess it's always a good idea to pop in when you can and we'll be here!  I've been posting on Face book which is a public site so you can always look at images of what we're doing there, even if you don't do Face book.  

Stay safe on the high water and hope to see you soon, 

Sarah Ellen Smith, Artist

 


Winter's end? March 19, 2015 12:20

Summer visitors to the gallery will often ask if we close down in the winter here at St Lawrence Pottery. We smile at this question and shake our heads no. On this last day of winter we are in full on production and have been since the New Year. John has thrown hundreds of pounds of clay into neat rows of vessels that line up on boards in varying stages of drying, bisque, decorated and finish. The radio or audio book blares and water on the wood stove boils. While we sometimes forget to put out the open flag, we are here everyday except Sunday. I still tell people to call and make sure we haven’t taken off to run errands, but we’re here!

We ran the kiln last week and I was able to get about 10 new products on the web site. Part of the steep learning curve of this web site for me has been balancing time. We make the pottery, jewelry and paintings, keep the actual gallery/business going and now more time at the computer. My goal is to add items every week and a little blog note every few weeks.  

In the meantime, it’s time to make the pottery!

The gas kiln at St Lawrence Pottery being unloaded with finished goods.