Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Blog Post

Don't forget to follow me at my new blog and website www.newdaypottery.com

There is a new blog post, plus I have added some great pottery to my online shop.

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Website - FREE SHIPPING

Check out my new website at www.newdaypottery.com and get FREE SHIPPING til 4/15/16 using coupon code - newwebsite

My new blog is also there, so this site is now an archive of my old blog posts.  Please be sure to switch over if you are following my progress.

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Website and blog

I have just published my new website and blog.  The new address is http://www.newdaypottery.com  I hope you will start following me there.  This blog will be kept for a bit so that any that want to see old blog posts can.  I have deleted some of the pages that will be kept current on the new website.  Have a great day.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again.  Recently while I was cleaning my upstairs to install our carpet I opened up a box of pottery that was shoved into a closet.  I hadn't looked at it for a few years but was surprise at what I found.

Sometimes those things that don't get you very excited at the time can be favorites later.  These three pieces were some of the pieces I found. They have been listed in my online shop.


Tonight I am going the the Annual Litaker show at Mint Hill Arts Reception tonight.  It will be interesting to see if either of my two pieces have been selected.  I will be sure to post about it.

This week I have been hard at work making new pieces for a online retailer that has ordered from me 4 times this year.  I wasn't expecting to be in the studio in December but the weather has been great so it's not been bad.
 A few days ago I sent out an order to The Promenade Gallery in Barea, KY.  They needed inventory ASAP so I worked with them and was able to pull out of my inventory some really nice pieces.

You can find my pottery in a number of gift shop and galleries, on my online Etsy shop or if you are local, give me a call and set up an appointment to pick up your handmade items. 704-408-7996

Remember:  Handmade is the best kind of gift.  It makes the buyer, artist and recipient happy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas gifts and back in the studio


Yesterday I dropped of two pieces at Mint Hill Arts for the annual Littaker show.  I am not going to show pictures yet since I plan on posting photos after the reception on December 11th.  Cross your fingers, perhaps I will win a prize.

Lately I have spent alot of time listing items in my online shop.  As of right now there are 150 items available for purchase.  Many are one of a kind, so don't delay if there is something you really like.
One of my favorite new items this year is my nesting bowls.  The set below is one such set.  There is also a set that has pour spouts.  

The earring holders make great gifts for college students. 

This morning I also got another order for a new gallery, so looks like I may be getting back in the studio this week.  Usually I can slow down at the beginning of December since pieces can't be finished before the holidays at this point.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Purple Pottery

Here they are.  The last kiln load had these fun items that have the purple glaze.  They can now be found in my Etsy shop just in time for the Holidays.

There is a small selection of the decorative bowls, yarn bowls and brie bakers in other popular colors there as well.

Another fun item I listed yesterday was this long dish.  I pictured it as a candy dish but it could be used in many different ways.

Small Business Saturday is in a few days.  I would very much love it if you decide to support my small business and gift a gift filled with love.  Pottery can last a lifetime and be part of many happy memories.


Monday, November 16, 2015

New Items listed in my Etsy shop

It's that time of year again.  Time to start picking out gifts for your friends and family.  I have started adding many more items to my online shop.

Some of the more popular items are yarn bowls.  I have added a few and today I glazed some more that will be added in a few days.  They are all different so if you see what you like, be sure to grab it before it's gone.
Some other great gifts are berry bowls, gravy boats, olive oil bottles and brie bakers.  Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see over 100 items available now and shipped all over the USA.

Coming soon - I will have a bunch of items with a beautiful purple glaze and a lovely dark blue that will be coming out of the kiln this week.  Be sure to check out my facebook page for updates.  Also, be sure to turn on all notifications so that you receive all my posts.

I am also on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Etsy Sale announcement and Carolina Pottery Festival

The last few months have been busy with shows and orders for galleries but now I have a breather.  Unless I get an order this week I may be done starting new pieces.  I will most likely do another glaze load for Etsy from the many bisqued pieces sitting in my studio.

My last show is Saturday in Shelby, NC at the Legrand Center.  The Carolina Pottery Festival will be there from 10-4.  This is a great show to find handmade gifts for friends and family.
,After the show, any smaller pieces left will then be added to my online store just in time for the holidays.

Right now I have an Early bird special going.  Use coupon Code Earlybird2015 for 20% off until November 21st.  I will also honor this special at the Carolina Pottery Festival if you mention this post.

Have a great day.





Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Space

Recently my sons moved out and I have my house back.  We have been working the last few months painting, putting in carpet, decorating bathrooms, and throwing away 10 years of crap.

The most exciting move is that my photography room/ shipping room /etsy pottery overflow room has been moved closer to the stairs and is much more organized, even though it's a bit smaller.
You can see in the photos three views of the room.  The top view shows my light box with props

The photo to the right shows some of the overflow pieces (many pieces are in my dining room showroom).  The pieces sitting on the table have either expired on Etsy and need to be relisted or for some reason were overlooked at some point and need to be added.
The last photo shows my desk with the weighing machine, computer and more overflow shelving. What you can't see are the many boxes and paper in the closet hidden away. (yipee)  Also, the bubble wrap is stored under the desk.  The shelves are partly empty right now but in the next few weeks I will start adding more pieces to my shop right up until Christmas.

I expect that this room may end up just as messy as the previous room but I actually hope not.

Someday maybe this will all be in my studio so that I do not have to travel from garage through house to the upstairs in order to photograph new pieces, especially those that go to shows or galleries and are not Etsy pieces stored until sold.  I also have to carry boxes and shipping materials down to the garage when I have gallery orders with many pieces.