Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Ready for Our Open House, Saturday, December 5th

We're finishing up many holiday items and they'll all be out of the kiln in time for our Holiday Open House this Saturday from 10am to 10pm. I checked the weather and it looks like it will be a sunny day to do some shopping for those unique and special gifts. We offer a variety of items to choose from plus they're priced just right for holiday gift giving. We'll have light refreshments all day long and don't forget our special musical guest, Angie Haze will be playing in the evening from 6-10. There will be much to see and do when you visit our gallery. We look forward to seeing all of our favorite customers and some new ones too!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Season Arrives at the Studio

The Holiday Season arrived at the studio this morning with a touch of snow. It was the perfect beginning for art lovers to get into the holiday spirit as they visited the gallery. We have many unique, handcrafted items to choose from and many customers purchased jewelry and the limited edition candle plates along with some tapas plates that have a brand new design just out of the kiln today. Stop by and browse the selection of finely made pottery, jewelry, and wall art. You never know what new designs will be coming out of our kilns!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Restaurants On-Board for Empty Bowls Project

Some of Akron's finest restaurants are joining us in the effort to raise money for the Good Samaritan Hunger Center and to help keep the food pantry stocked. Each restaurant will prepare a signature soup for the event and guests will be able to choose 3 of the soups offered. As soon as they let us know the menu will post it here first. It's shaping up yo be a delicious event.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Details for Empty Bowl Event

Details are being finalized for the the 2nd Annual Empty Bowl Project held at the Akron Art Museum's atrium on Sunday, March 21st from 12:30 - 2:30. This year we've added an additional soup for your donation along with some new restaurants plus you'll enjoy live music. Bowls may be reserved online beginning January 1st and that information will be made available soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cleveland Institute of Art Shows Everyday Objects of Beauty Designed by Swedish Women

We were able to catch an inspiring and finely crafted exhibit Friday evening at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The exhibit showcases the work of 17 Swedish women who design furniture, textiles and other functional and decorative objects. It's an inspiring show that really exemplifies Swedish design as it relates to form and function and just as important raises the profile of women in design. It truly is a beautiful show with wonderful objects. Details on the exhibit.

Free Gift Wrapping

If you would like to have your purchased gift wrapped for your holiday gift-giving we can do it. On your way to that holiday party and want to grab a fun, unique gift? Stop by the studio, make your selection and we'll wrap it up and you'll be on your way and you're sure to be a hit at your holiday destination. It's that easy (as long as Noah, our studio cat, isn't disturbed).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Shop Early

Shop early for the very best selection of jewelry, gifts, and art objects. All affordable, unique and handmade!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Ornaments for that Festive Touch

Our first "batch" of ornaments (below) is being unloaded from the kiln at this very moment. Although some of the new designs won't be ready for tonight's Artwalk, we do have several designs to choose from. Collections of ornaments add charm, personality, and sparkle to your home. Our larger table ornament (above) can be displayed on a mantle or dining table nestled in some garland accented with twinkle lights. Our smaller ornaments look great as gift toppers on those wrapped presents you'll be giving this season or you could even use them on your dinner table at each place setting as gifts for you guests. No matter how you use them, our special heirloom ornaments will become part of your family's holiday tradition for generations to come.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Artwalk, This Saturday 5-9pm

Moving from restaurants and galleries to wine bars and shops, the Akron Artwalk (Sat.,Nov. 7th) features fine craft and eclectic art in Downtown Akron's Historic District and in the Northside Arts District. Plenty of parking near Luigi's plus FREE shuttle service during the evening. Artwalk strollers can catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studio buildings. Hop on and off and visit all of the studios and shops. Artwalk maps are available at all locations. Arrive early and stay for dinner at any of the neighborhood eateries. Go home with new ideas, gifts for friends and even something special for you. Visit us and step into the heart of creativity. Check out some of the visitors and musicians who stopped by during some recent Artwalks at the studio. Just go to our web page and click on Artwalk.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Now's the Time for Corporate Gifts

When thinking about how to reward and thank your employees, customers or co-workers, why not think about the gift of art. In our gallery, we offer many affordable, unusual, and wonderful gifts. Choose from jewelry, coaster sets, mugs, candle holders and more. Special pricing is available depending on quantity of items. We can even customize some of our pieces, too. For those no-fail gift ideas, visit us first. We're open M-F 11-6 & Sat. 12-9pm. And remember, we have free gift wrapping with any purchase.

(PS. Ask Claudia to do the wrapping. She does a great job!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ornaments, ornaments, more ornaments!!!

It's looking like Santa's workshop in the studio and the "elves" are working hard. Every year we try to come up with a new design for our Christmas ornaments and every year it amazes me the time it takes to develop a new design. Once all the preliminary drawing and creative ideas are worked through we must then work out how to re-create the design on the ornament. Sometimes it's this technical aspect that creates the biggest challenge. Because of the process we've developed, each ornament is fired four times! That's an amazing amount of time for such a small piece but we think it's worth it since the results are truly unique. This batch of Christmas ornaments will be finished and out of the kiln on Saturday just in time for Artwalk. Stop by and see these special heirloom ornaments. They're sure to become a part of your family's holiday tradition for generations to come.