Friday, May 18, 2012

Local ARTery and other spring things

This Saturday, May 19th, promises to be an exciting handmade filled day for me and many others. I'm hoping you can join to! Local ARtery, Artisans of WMASS's signature show, will be held at the Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield, MA from 10-5. This locally handmade event will feature over 30 artists and artisans from all over Western Mass, including the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires and North Quabbin Region. Local ARTery promises a fun, diverse and kid friendly shopping experience.  The Greenfield Farmer's Market will also be happening across the street in the morning so you can get your tasty local produce and beautiful artisan work all together. 

Also on Saturday is the 3rd Spark! Art Share pick up at Food for Thought books, this time featuring work by Taylor Ceramics. Taylor Ceramics make fantastic forms in clay with incredible organic and whimsical detail.  You can still sign up for a share, or check out her display on Saturday even if you don't have a share. 

I'll be teaching a glass beadmaking class at Northampton Beadery on Sunday, May 20th. I'm not sure if this class is full, but call if you are interested because there is another one coming up in August.  And as always, contact me for private parties or lessons at my home studio in Hadley. 

My line of veggie earrings, pendants and bottle stoppers has recently been added to the collection at Nash Gallery in Easthampton, MA and will be coming soon to Pete's Produce in PA.  I'm always looking to expand the stores and galleries I work with, so if you have suggestions, send them my way. 

If you didn't get to see my sculpture show at the Burnett Gallery, you can see some of the work at Tip Top Country Store where I'm the featured artist for May/June. The rest of the work is with me now, but will be heading to NAACO Gallery in North Adams soon, which is a fabulous gallery to visit. (It's also in the beautiful Berkshires and right next to MASS MoCA which adds to the package.) There are some images from that show on facebook here.  

That's all for now. Enjoy the amazing weather!