St Lawrence Pottery Blog
Labor Day! September 2, 2015 14:49
Summer 2015 was quite a roller coaster ride! Thanks to all our new and returning customers for a great summer! I'm still reeling from it!
We're coming up on Labor Day, getting ready for our 2nd Summer Seconds Sale at St Lawrence Pottery. The sale will be here on Saturday September 5th from 9am to 5pm. It will be a great opportunity for us to clear out some art, jewelry and pottery seconds and for lucky customers to get a bargain! I'll reduce some of the items online as well for anyone who can make it to the sale.
This Sunday will be our last Sunday to be open until next Memorial Day. But we will be open 6 days a week from 10am to 4pm right up until Christmas. I will probably be open later on Friday nights as we get into the holidays as well, but will keep you all posted.
Also if you are able to visit the gallery we have two new Greg Lago sculptures to see. This cedar carved River spirit arrived last week and she is a beauty.
Greg also left us with a new totem pole last month. It is called "Black Jack takes a walk" and it is a fantastic piece of carving! Jack is Greg's Lab at the base of the totem pole. There is a beaver, fox, raccoon and owl on top of Jack. It must be seen and felt to really appreciate these pieces.
You might remember that Greg Lago is my model for St. Lawrence.
Things are slowing down at the River and I won't have anymore excuses after next week for not putting more products onto the website. So keep an eye out for a bunch of new pieces in September and email us for any personalized christmas orders! firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a relaxing, happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
4th Annual Artist Studio Tour! May 11, 2015 12:59Coming up Memorial Day Weekend St Lawrence Pottery will once again be in the center of the map (and the place to find the maps) for the 4th Annual Artist Studio Tour. This is a free event and great opportunity to get out and see some home-studios of local artists and visit favorite public venues. We'll be hosting Kari Zelson Robertson, a ceramics artist this year. This has become a kick off of sorts for our summer and the gallery will be spruced up for the event. Like I said, we have the maps and information for the event here at St Lawrence Pottery, 41468 Rt 12 Clayton New York, USA.
In related news, I'm getting ready for my close up for an interview on Channel 7 in Watertown NY. It will be on May 21 at the crack of…dawn if anyone is up and watching Beth Hall and Jeff Cole's morning show.
Here's a preview of a new product for the web site. It is a spoon rest with an illustration of my version of St Lawrence. Local folks may recognize the model I used for the saint (hint: he is a local artist who owns Winged Bull Studio). According to lore, St Lawrence was the last person to have the holy grail. He was tortured by the Romans by being put over flames on a grill. When asked where the treasure of the Church was he said the treasures of the Church were the poor and needy. While being burned, he reputedly told his torturers that he was "done on this side" and he needed to be turned over. I took the liberty to put my version of the saint on a background of the River, holding the holy grail with a hint of a grill behind him. I may blog more about St Lawrence in the future.