Monday, December 5, 2011

New Restaurant Opening Next Door

We are still in mourning over the loss of the VegiTerranean Restaurant next to our studio/gallery. Our friend, chef Scot Jones, has gone on to better things. It didn't take long for a new restaurant to snatch up the prime location and create a new and exciting concept.  Cleveland chef Dante Boccuzzi has partnered with local developer Joel Testa and others to open a restaurant in the former VegiTerranean location in Akron’s Northside Lofts. DBA, which stands for Dante Boccuzzi Akron, is to open by March. Work on a new interior already is underway. Although we will miss all the holiday gatherings at the old restaurant, we look forward, with eager anticipation, to this spring's opening. See you there!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Easy and Artful Gift-giving

Make holiday gift-giving easy and artful with these new ornament designs from our studio. Each ornament is individually hand-painted and then banded with 22kt. gold luster for that extra sparkle! Plus each ornament comes ready to wrap in its' own gift box. What could be easier. Stop by the studio to see the full selection. Don't forget, we'll even ship for you!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Platter Designs for the Holidays

Holiday Platter for 2011

Harvest Platter

We have two new platter designs for the holidays. Designed to function as serving vessels, art for the table or a decorative home accent, these are simple forms painted in rich, vibrant colors, pleasing to look at with or without food. All are one-of-a-kind paintings designed with a harmonious color palette for an easy mix and match with other tableware. We have this years, limited edition, holiday platter painted in traditional red and and green with accents of yellow. Our harvest platter has rich greens, purples and pumpkin colors, great to use any time of the year. Food safe, hand wash, no microwave. (Approx. 20.5" x 8.5" x 1").

Monday, October 17, 2011

Japanese Tea Ceremony at the studio

Myoshu Wren and the students from Snowflake Tea Room did a beautiful job presenting a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, Sunday October 16th. We served over thirty people and raised money for the potteries damaged in the March earthquake in Mashiko Japan.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Jewelry Designs for Fall!

Join us for an evening of wine and savory treats from the Dine-In Diva, plus the fashion experts from Shop Your Closet will help you choose the perfect new baubles for fall from our latest jewelry designs. No rsvp is necessary, so round up your besties and come on down!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Display...New Work

We've re-worked and added to our display area at the A.I. Root Company in Medina. If you haven't visited this unique business, you'll be in for a treat when you stop by to view their several showrooms of home accessories plus their signature line of candles produced right in their own production facility in Medina plus you can't miss our work ... it's located in the main gallery space right when you enter. How's that for location!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Items Coming for the Holidays

We're actually starting to put together our holiday 2011 mailer, and have begun working on some new items to include. These decorative perfume bottles will be added to our holiday gift guide this Christmas. If you would like to check them out before the holidays, stop by the gallery, as we have some nice samples hot out of the kiln (kinda warm, actually).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Friday Night Tile Workshops begin in September!

We're beginning our Fall Fridays Tile Workshops in September plus two more in October. These will be small, two hour classes that will allow anyone to have fun while exploring their creative side. We'll walk you through every step using different carving and texturing techniques using stamps and molds and at the end of class you'll have created a unique tile that will be ready to pick up in about two weeks. We'll even have it glazed for you!

It's simple to register. Just choose a Friday; September 23, 30, October 14. Classes are 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Cost is $45 per person (16yrs and older).Payment due at time of registration. Sorry no refunds. Register early as space is limited. Light refreshments. Register by phone at 330-253-3808

Bring a spouse, a friend or partner or come on your own ... we're a friendly studio! All material and tools provided. You just supply the creativity!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summers in Full Swing with the August 6th Artwalk!

Stroll the sidewalks of downtown Akron and visit the many shops, galleries and restaurants during the August Artwalk. It's easy to get around... just hop on the Art Trolley and visit all the locations. Walking maps available at any location or visit the website. Enjoy Akron's hidden treasures! We'll be open early at noon and the Artwalk hours are from 5-10pm.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Get Ready for the Grandaddy of all Art Fairs

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are upon us. Every year this massive and at times overwhelming art experience takes over the city of Ann Arbor and the lives of hundreds of artists. The South University Art Fair is where our booth is located and is one of the more pleasant areas in all of Ann Arbor during the fair. We are located near Tappan and South University not far from the diag.  Stop by and visit us between July 20th and 23rd. We'll be there, holding down the canopy from 9am to 9pm.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Boston Mills Artfest

Ready to enjoy two great weekends of art and entertainment? The 2011 Boston Mills Artfest is right around the corner and we are celebrating 40 years of Art!

Held over two weekends at the end of June and beginning of July, the Boston Mills Artfest is a celebration of fine arts, fine crafts, and the creative minds behind them. 160 artists are invited to each show and the grounds at Boston Mills are turned into an outdoor gallery of sorts, with food and entertainment to add to the enjoyment. Regular show dates are listed to the right.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Just in time for serving up summer delights!

We've designed some new, smaller bowls that would be great for your summer entertaining, serving up anything from ice cream to dips or salsa. Bowls are available in four color patterns similar to our other work, only simplified. The inside has a rich, gloss black glaze while the outside is decorated with our primary color patterns of either red, purple/green, butterscotch or lime green. They're available at our gallery.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dates set for the Fall Friday Tile Making Classes

Bring a spouse, friend or partner and join us for our new tile making workshop. It will be a fun evening as you design your own decorative tile. We supply the materials while you supply the creativity. Choose one the dates - Sept. 23, 30, Oct 14, 21, 28. Start your weekend off right!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Enjoy the weather this weekend and stop by the gallery!

The weather is finally sunny this weekend, so when you're out and about, stop by the studio/gallery this Saturday. Our hours are 12-9pm.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Perfect Weekend to Shop Our Gallery's Mother's Day!

Akron Artwalk is this weekend, so stop by and visit us and the other locations during the walk from 5-10pm. Walking maps provided at most locations. Free trolley service, too.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Make a Design Statement with Table Lamps

These are just a sample of our one-of-a-kind table lamps we make in our studio. Upgrading lighting is one of the easiest ways to instantly update your home decor. And the most effortless way to change your lighting is by using table lamps. All you need to do is put a plug in an outlet and, voila, instant ambiance. We make a diverse selection of lamps in both shape and color palette. When you want to improve your space think lighting. The beauty of our lamps is the extraordinary variety of style - shapes, forms, and textures. Stop by the gallery and view our complete selection.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Table Designs

We've taken a classic design and added a contemporary look. Done in extruded Satin Aluminum instead of wood,  these tables are then enhanced with a custom tile design. Tube size is 2" square by whatever height and length you wish. We can make any size - cocktail table (20" x 20" x 15"), dining room/kitchen table, or credenza/hall table (shown above 60" x 15" x 30"). Stop by the gallery to see our many new items for your home or office. We have new lighting designs plus custom designed wall pieces.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This Years Mother's Day Special

Every year we try to offer a new and special item for the occasion of Mother's Day. This year we've selected a truly unique gift - our Ikebana bowl. Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, uplifts both the spirit and the environment and what would be a better gift after such a long winter season. Celebrate spring by displaying just a few cut flowers in this beautiful bowl throughout the year. We're offering our Ikebana bowls in two of our signature color patterns - Fiesta (red) and Bordeaux (neutral). Each bowl includes a heavy-duty brass pin frog that allows you to secure and arrange your cut flowers in a simple but beautiful arrangement. Your Ikebana bowl will already have an arrangement of fresh flowers that we'll provide. All you need to do is order by April 29th to ensure you'll have yours by Mother's Day. Pick up at our gallery either Friday, May 6th or Saturday, May 7th.

Shown in Bordeaux pattern. Based on availability,
flowers may not be exactly as shown.
Each bowl measures 8" x 8" x 2" and 
costs $78.00 
(shipping/delivery not available). 
Order by phone at 330-253-3808 or 
stop by the gallery.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Artwalk, Saturday April 2nd, 5-10pm

Spring begins with the April Artwalk in downtown Akron. Start in the Northside District with free parking near around Luigi's then walk and shop the local galleries and restaurants.  Hop the free art trolley service provided by the city of Akron and ride to the Historic District for even more places to visit. Come out and see the creative side of Akron! Walking maps provide at each location.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Gift of Art Always Comes from the Heart

Give a gift a art for Valentine's Day with a
 limited edition vase with six beautiful fresh 
red roses. $98

Order by phone
and reserve by Saturday, Feb. 5th

Pick up at our gallery
Sat., Feb 12th 12-9pm
or Mon., Feb 14th, 11-6pm
(shipping/delivery not available)

Full payment at reservation
All major credit cards welcome