Tag Archives: pottery

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Maine’s got curves and rounds, so we’re sharing a few for this week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rounded. A stack of pumpkins at the front door of Newcastle Inn in Newcastle, Maine A bright orange life preserver at Searsport harborA potter rounds … Continue reading

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An artsy find in North Carolina: Penland School of Crafts

Visiting the home and studio of Michael Kline (featured in our previous post “Outstanding in any field: Michael Kline Pottery”) had many side benefits:  pastoral setting, creative pottery, and a tip from his wife, Stacey Lane, about where to go next. … Continue reading

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Outstanding in any field: Michael Kline Pottery

Who knew that a trip to the 2016 Apple Festival in Hendersonville, North Carolina, would have so many perks — a stay in a tiny house, tours and tastings at apple orchards, and drives along back roads through some of … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Handmade

Haakkume Dyunni — Painted Pottery of Acoma Pueblo on exhibit from August 31, 2013 to September 7, 2014 Pueblo of Acoma: Sky City Cultural Museum and Haak’u Museum approximately one hour from Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.acomaskycity.org/ For more handmade items … Continue reading

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Fine crafts and whimsy, too: Foothills Craft Guild Show

We are publishing this blog post from the 2013 Foothills Craft Guild Show since the 2014 show is coming up soon:  November 14-16 at Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN.  Can’t emphasize enough the quality and uniqueness of the creations for sale … Continue reading

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Lavender Festival 2012: Aromatic Delight!

Reposting so that you can see what’s in store if you attend the 16th Annual Lavender Festival in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, Tennessee this Saturday, June 21 from 8 to 3. Click here for more information. I could almost … Continue reading

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A Three-Gallery Night: Dogwood Arts 2014

It was a night of openings at three galleries celebrating that important middle word in Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival: ARTS.  On a warm spring evening  — April 11 — patrons headed to the galleries to view creative pieces by some … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Tour: Don’t Miss Sunset at Blue Lake Ranch, Hesperus, Colorado

The second day of our New Mexico journey took us from the Casa Blanca Inn  in Farmington to the town of Shiprock on the Navajo reservation where I conducted a workshop for teachers. (Click here for post on Casa Blanca Inn.) Wanting to … Continue reading

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Bluff View Art District: Chattanooga View Points

Even on the Fourth of July, Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District was open for business!  It’s a place unique unto itself — an artist colony of sorts, offering historic lodging, a noteworthy museum, artists’ renderings, and places to relax and eat … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 3: Highland Pottery

You see, my love of Lisa Kurtz’s pottery began at the Webb School ArtXtravaganza when this drippy brown, ragged edge piece beckoned . . . again and again and again.  Believe me, I resisted.  I told Lisa I was looking for … Continue reading

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