Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Minute Gift Ideas

We have extended holiday hours the week before Christmas. Visit us for stress-free last minute shopping! This Saturday 12-9 and Sunday 1-5. Christmas week Monday through Thursday 10-8 and Christmas Eve 10-5pm. (Click on the above image to enlarge.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Many new gift ideas plus free gift wrapping

We offer a variety of candles from the A.I. Root Co.
We have a variety of affordable gift ideas such as our candle plates that not only light up any room but also make wonderful dessert and hors d'oeuvre plates that will dress up any holiday table. Guests always appreciate beautiful art and these pieces are sure to be a conversation starter. We also offer a complete line of locally made candles from the Root Candle company.

Holiday Hours
Monday through Friday
11 am till 6pm
Saturday Noon till 9pm
Sunday 1-5pm

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Galleries, shops and studios in the Northside Artwalk feature glass, ceramic, quilts, clothing

The monthly Akron Artwalk in the Northside Arts District takes on a new intensity on December 4th as galleries, shops and studios put their best feet forward for the holiday shopping crowd. Our annual holiday open opens begins at 10am and continues through Artwalk until 10pm. The Akron Glassworks will be giving glassblowing demonstrations, too. Shop to the accompaniment of the Street Beat Drummers and take advantage of the free parking at Northside (by Luigi's) and in the Market/High Street Deck for those visiting the spaces at Summit Artspace Studios and the galleries and shops in the Historic District. The city is providing free trolley rides. Maps and info at

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Open House plus Artwalk this Saturday in Akron's Northside District

From 10am until 10pm our doors will be open for your holiday shopping. Beginning at 10am and continuing until 5pm we'll host our annual holiday open house. The holiday festivities continue with the Akron Artwalk from 5-10pm. Stop by for some holiday cheer and light refreshments. Also featured during this months artwalk at 43 Furnace Street, on the 4th floor is the vintage jewelry of Kathleen Lucas-Walls plus special guest artist Annette Boncek who creates some of the most fabulous fabric sculptures you'll ever see. Don't miss this holiday tradition plus you'll be sure to find those creative gifts for everyone this year. Consider buying matters to all of us.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Register to Win a Holiday Ornament

When you stop by the gallery for our Holiday Open House, Saturday December 4th, don't forget to register for our ornament-a-day giveaway. Starting December 4th, we'll be giving away one ornament each day for 12 days.  So the sooner you visit, the better your chances for winning. One entry per person. Ornament may differ from any shown. Full rules at the studio.

We have a wide assortment of ornaments available this year.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ornamental Holidays

These brightly colored pear ornaments are new this year and will surely show off your decorating talents when placed on your holiday tree.

These holiday pears are sure to accentuate the look of your home. Whether you use them as Christmas tree ornaments or arrange them as a holiday display of their own, they will bring a splash of color and texture to any room in your home. Each ornament comes boxed with tissue and a descriptive tag. Pear ornament $35 each.

Also new this year is the rose design.

This classic rose design is featured on our three signature shaped ornaments. These ornaments will instantly update the look of your holiday decor arrangement with sophisticated style. No matter if you prefer a traditional look or would just like a distinguished accent in your space, you are sure to love the effect these ornaments have on your space. 3 styles to choose. Each come with a tag and gift box. Round, short taper. or long taper (above) $24 each.

Why not go retro for the holidays!
Check out our red hot retro-style ornament. With your choice of two sizes, you are sure to love having these pieces as part of your holiday decor. Long tapers (above), either size, $35 each.

If you are on our "snail mail" list, you've probably received our holiday mailer. This has just a small sampling of the many gift items available this season at our gallery. Each gift shown is handmade, one at a time, at our studio. This year as you make your gift list, think about our gallery and select a work of art that's made to be treasured. Consider buying locally - it matters to all of us.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 Limited Edition Table Ornament and Holiday Plate Now Available for Orders!

Stop by the gallery and see our new, limited edition, table ornament and holiday plate.  The designs are new this year so you can add to your current collection or give as a gift to that special someone. Both come in a gift box and we'll gladly wrap it for you too! Order early. We sold out last year. Shipping is always available for out-of-town giving.

Ornaments (10"l x 5"diam.)
Holiday Plates (8" x 8")

All pieces come in a gift box and are 
signed and dated

Friday, September 24, 2010

Calendar of Events for American Craft Week

Saturday, September 25th kicks off the American Craft Celebration at Donn Drumm Studios in Akron. Check out the demonstrations and classes available and then go out and support a local craftsperson.
Opening reception from 10-5pm with food and refreshment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

American Craft Week Celebration Starts Early this Saturday, Sept 25th

American Craft Week, Oct. 1-10, is a celebration bringing individuals, small businesses, and organizations from across the country together in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy. At Don Drumm Studios, they're celebrating how handmade objects enrich our lives with their new show: Enjoy, Explore and Celebrate.

In honor of this celebration, Don Drumm Studios is using their annual Fall Show to commemorate the occasion. From Sept. 25-Oct. 9 they will host a variety of demonstrations and classes allowing you to learn and fully appreciate the many American crafts at Don Drumm.

We'll be giving a wheel-throwing demo on Saturday, September 25 from 11-4, as part of their open house festivities. Enjoy, explore and celebrate during the artist reception with food and refreshments.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Save the Date for this Year's Girl's Nite Out!

This year's Girl's Nite will be filled with great food (from none other than Tami at Dine-In-Diva) and wine plus give-a-ways and special buys. Mark your calender and make sure you bring a friend for a great evening of fun and shopping. Start your weekend with us!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bring Your Garden Indoors

Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, uplifts both your spirit and the environment. Our Ikebana bowls come in our four signature color patterns. Each includes a heavy-duty brass pin frog that allows you to secure and arrange your cut flowers in a simple but beautiful arrangement.

Shown in our Fiesta color pattern

Shown in our Sahara color pattern

Each bowl measures 8" x 8" x 2" and costs $68. 
Shipping fee additional.

Stop by the gallery and take a look at the many new items we have to offer. Our new Fall candles from the A.I. Root company have arrived!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Artwalk, Saturday August 7

Explore studios inside the revitalized old buildings of Akron's Northside and Historic Districts. Local artists/entrepreneurs welcome everyone into their studios to learn and see more about their process and their art.

You might learn what underglaze is. Or even how to paint glass with a blowtorch!

Artwalk is FREE! The Northside District has plenty of parking near Luigi's, and the Art Trolley provides free shuttle service between studio buildings. Board the trolley near Luigi's or hop on anywhere along the route.

Also enjoy great eateries including Vegiterranean, Luigis, Crave, and Big City Chop House. Make it a full evening of fun! Walking maps will be available.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

Welcome to the Ann Arbor 

Art Fairs!

July 21-24, 2010

Wed, July 21th - Sat, July 24th
Wednesday–Friday, 10 am-9 pm
Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
Four amazing, award-winning
art fairs join together every
July to transform Ann Arbor into
an impressive outdoor art gallery
showcasing the best in fine art and fine crafts.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Boston Mills Artfest

The first of two Boston Mills Shows begin this weekend. For more information go to

Stop by our booth at the North tent for Boston Mills I (booth 102) and we'll be located in the West tent for Boston Mills II (booth 65).

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Items for Spring/Summer - Take a Look!

We've been busy in our own studio and gallery this spring trying out new colors, designs, and shapes. This is just a sample of some of newer and popular pieces we've been making for our customers. From mugs and coasters to vases and pear sculptures we've had a great response to the new designs. We're about ready to take them on the road as our summer shows are fast approaching but we thought we would give you a sneak peek!

Great prices on items such as cups (approximately 5"T) and coasters. Our three-legged mug has become a signature piece here in our gallery. The 4" square coasters come as a set of four, wrapped with black cord and boxed.

Our pear sculptures are one of our most popular items. These come in a couple of different sizes and groupings.
Approximately 13"W x 7"D x 7"T.

The small 8" square plates and our 8" triangular tapas plates  are fun for summer parties. We often sell them as candle holders when displayed with a pillar candle.

Introduced earlier in the year, the new "Red" design is fast becoming one of our best sellers. All items are available in any of our signature color patterns.
We also have a variety of serving trays like the rectangular tray w/handles (above) or our very popular long tray, seen below. Rectangular tray 12"W x 7"D x 2"T /
Long tray 26"L x 9"D x 3"H

Our Tri-tray shown here (below) in a new color we're calling Bordeaux is also available in other patterns. This tray can either be displayed an an easel or sits nicely on its' three legs. We've made some to use in our gallery, during our monthly Artwalks, as serving trays for cheese and crackers. 
Tri-tray below approximately 13"T x 13"W x 3"D.

We've also re-designed our stemware (below) for a more festive look and changed the design of the glass bowl. We still offer three styles; white wine (all-purpose), red wine, and martini. We also offer a limited edition champagne flute. These are so much fun for yourself or guests and they make  wonderful wedding gifts! White wine glasses 11"T and martini glasses 8"T.

We're always making a variety of small, decorative vases and lidded jars. These are beautiful accessory pieces that add a nice, handmade touch to any room. The pieces below are shown in the Bordeaux design. Size of vases and jars vary. Approximately 9"-12"T

Some larger pieces we offer, like these slab-built, Japanese influenced "Hamada" bottles are exceptional pieces that look even more dramatic when displayed with some curly willow or bamboo.

These bottles are also available in any of our signature patterns. 
Approximately 16"T x 11"W x4"D.

This new mantle vase really makes a statement and is also the perfect piece to display some dried botanicals. Shown in the Bordeaux pattern but also available in any of our other designs.
Approximately 24"W x 8:T x 5"D.

Because so many people have asked whether we make clocks we decided to make a few. These have quartz clockworks and keep excellent time.
Approximately 17"T x 8"W x 1"D.
Slab is gently curved ... not flat.

  Our narrow mirror is very popular not only because it has great colors and is finely crafted but because of its size. Since it is only 24"W and 34"T, it can be place just about anywhere. We can also custom design mirrors to fit any space.

If you have any questions regarding our items please give us a call at 330.253.3808.
 We would be happy to discuss pricing, availability, colors and shipping. 
 E-mail at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

May Highlights - Artwalk, New Show and More!

Once again this year we are offering a spectacular Mother's Day Special. Get a limited edition orchid vase planted with a gorgeous phalaenopis orchid for only $98.00. Reserve by April 23rd for pick up at our gallery May 7 & 8. Order by phone at 330-253-3808. This is really a special gift for anyone. Each vase is one-of-kind so shape may vary.
May is shaping up to be a busy month as our summer show season begins. First there will be Artwalk  on Saturday, May 1st from 5-10pm. Our gallery will be open all day Saturday and during the evening after 6pm Angie Haze will stop by to perform in the alley. If it looks like rain she'll be in the upstair's gallery in the building. She has a unique blend of sounds that are simply mesmerizing plus she's right here from Akron. Check out the new Akron sound.

The other highlight in May is the new Canton Museum National Art Show. This show features 80 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. The show is May 22-23. Parking is free and there is on on-site cafe. Find something beautiful for your home and enjoy the gallery atmosphere of the Canton Museum. Our booth location is 9 and 10.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Final Word About the Empty Bowl Project

For nearly 30 years we've been professional potters and designers, and Akron's Northside District has been home to our studio for much of that time. The Akron community has always supported and encouraged our work and we are fortunate to be part of such an art-friendly environment. A remarkable collective effort has been created by all the people involved for this years event. It is our hope that the Empty Bowl Project becomes a powerful tool for bringing about positive change locally. We thank those supporters and all the people who made this project possible.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Soup Recipes are in for Empty Bowl Project

Soups on and all the recipes are in for the Empty Bowl Project being held at the Akron Art Museum, Sunday, March 21st. The event is sold out at 244 reservations and those that reserved a bowl will have a difficult time choosing their three soup selections by some of Akron's best chefs. Here is a list of soups that will be offered.

  • Crave - Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup with Chopped Pickles
  • VegiTerranean - Celery Root Soup, Tomato Bisque Soup
  • Moes - French Onion Soup and Russian Borscht
  • Diamond Deli - Wild Rice with Corn and Sausage Soup
  • Bricco - Coconut Curried Chicken Soup
  • Dine-In-Diva - Black Bean Espresso Soup
  • Robert J. - Home-Style Chicken Soup with Homemade Slovenian Noodles, Salmon Bisque
  • Taste of Excellence - Southwest Grilled Chicken Soup w/Tri-Colored Tortilla Strips and Key Lime Creme Fraiche
  • Flemings - New England Clam Chowder

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tile Commission Installed

We just finished installing our recently commissioned wall tile composition in the newly remodeled lobby of the Akron General Medical Center.  The 5-panel piece is made up of masonite and wood frames that have been textured with modeling paste and then painted with several layers of colors for the background. The ceramic tiles are then "floated" on the individual panels to create a three-dimensional composition. The individual ceramic tiles have airbrushed under-glazes for the surface design and it is then finished with a gloss glaze.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Artwalk Highlights

Even though we had an incredible amount of snow Friday before Artwalk, we dug out just in time to welcome art lovers to our gallery. So many people had cabin-fever that they came out looking for some fun stuff to see ... and we didn't disappoint. It was perfect weather for clay sculptor Ron White to do a fantastic ice sculpture in the alley of the studio. Thanks to the art trolley driver for dropping the people off in front of our studio where they could easily watch Ron carve away. It was like a winter carnival. And thanks to all who ventured out. By the looks of the crowds at Luigis and VegiTerranean restaurants the snow didn't keep many people away. Mark your calendar for the next Artwalk on March 6th from 5-9pm.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Artwalk Returns Saturday, February 6th

This Saturday marks the return of the Akron Artwalks for 2010. Moving from restaurants and galleries to wine bars and shops, the Artwalk features pottery, hand-blown glass and eclectic art in Downtown Akron's historic district and at Northside. Parking near Luigis is free as is the trolley service. Catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studios. Hop on and off and visit all the studios. A walking map is provided with a list of participating studios.   Come out and see the creative side of Akron.

Akron Glassworks resumes there live glassblowing demonstrations from 5-10pm. The Northside District also houses the Red Light Galleries that will host a make-and-take art during the artwalk. Akron's art district extends to High Street with purveyors of the best Akronite Attire, Rubber City Clothing and the We Gallery which include a fine art exhibition by artist J.W. Cooper as well as an interactive community art installation project with artist Emily Vigil. The We Gallery's exhibition space blends into Uncorked Wine Bar, and adventuresome and curious artwalkers can wind their way through a stairwell or two and find themselves at Mocha Maiden, Musica and NOTO - an edgy, chic fashion boutique. With so mich to see and do, it is no surprise that the monthly artwalk is becoming one of the coolest nights out in Akron.