ARTGARDENLAURA...living the dream...making pots ,running a business, living a life.

Laura Mayer::509.750.4995::
ARTGARDEN Pottery::104 West Third Ave. Moses Lake, WA 98837::509.765.1333::

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Friday, June 18, 2010

NEW PRODUCT SHOTS FOR THE BIG SHOWS....

Spent the afternoon the other day, taking some quick photos to send off to some big crafts for fall...
Garden Bugs and Flowers out front in my garbage can planters...

Garden Pottery...loving my new sunflower watering cans...start with a lump of clay as my mom likes to say...

Rustic Pottery and Leaves....


Wicked cool Halloween Decor and Trick or Treat Bowls sitting on my Greatgrandmother Josephine's Potters Wheel...

Awesome shot of my Winter Wall tiles and Ornaments....love my iPhone, sometimes it takes the best pictures...
















KIDS AND CLAY

i LOVE little kids and clay...their enthusiasm and vision is alway so amazing...making clay mirror frames...will be glazed next time...stay tuned.








girls on one side boys on the other...thats just how they ROLL...



Teaching Clay here there and everywhere...


Gonna try to keep with my goal of posting more often....


The last few days have been spent teaching glaze and clay classes at the Moses Lake Art Museum (MAC)...

Last night I had a group of ladies schedule an Adult Art Party, there were beverages, stories and lots of glazing...fun.

Right now I am waiting for my kiln to cool from last night and I am prepping boards for a birthday art party this afternoon....


All this teaching is fun to share with kids to adults... Here is to a busy summer teaching!!!

Remember to ALL summer art classes are in Moses Lake this summer, call them today 766.9395 to sign up before they fill up!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FINDING TIME FOR THE DREAM...


Do you feel like the days get eaten up my all the tiny little things. The days this week are being taken up by all the little things....I am really excited to work on a new line of 'Flower Girls' that my buddy Cass made a few of last weekend, I want to continue playing clay.

However in my effort to get a little more tech savy, I have been spending way to much time posting photos, blogging, building pages...all that computer stuff. Man that takes up time. My new goal is to post more often, but I must be efficient so I can get to the clay. That is my goal.

This weekend, we were talking about our perfect day...you know when you get up at like 5 am and run/walk, eat something healthy and head to the studio and be super productive, I am sure you dream of such a day. Ya well it never seems to include the random errand or the 2 hours spent building something on the computer and then it mysteriously deletes or your truck all of a sudden decides it needs new brakes...oh the joys of real life, but we can still hold out hope for the perfect day.

I have been spending my mornings teaching at the Moses Lake Art Museum, kids are a clever interesting bunch...I never get tired of seeing things with the joy and wonder of a kids eye.


Okay just for today, classes taught...platters drying...truck brakes finished....emails sent...blog posted...CHECK!


Let's break out the clay...................

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ARTGARDEN BUGS CHECK IT OUT....

I am getting lots of calls about my garden bugs....check them out below.

ARTGARDEN BUGS IN ACTION!!!

ARTGARDEN CLAY GARDEN BUGS

Visions of grandeur of websites, webstores, internet whatever dance in my head. I would love to have a cool website/webstore with all my product available to purchase, but alas there is just only one Lala and until I figure out a way to clone myself that all just might have to wait until the end of summer.
Lately I have had a few phone calls about purchasing my garden bugs.My garden bugs are THE most popular thing I make. People love them and they add such a great POP of color in the Garden... So I have posted a few photos below with prices, and I would be glad to ship them to you asap. I am just a phone call away and I can do credit cards over the phone. So your garden can be infested with a little ARTGARDEN joy....

LADYBUG & WORM...$5 DOLLARS

LITTLE BUTTERFLY & SLUG...$7 DOLLARS


FLOWER...$8 DOLLARS


BIG BUTTERFLY & SPOTTY SNAIL...$9 DOLLARS


DRAGONFLY...$15 DOLLARS
All the bugs are HANDMADE with JOY by me, ya that's alot o bugs...
They are fired to about 1800 degrees and are on Stainless Steel Rods,they will NEVER fade or rust...These are ceramics so they don't like ice, but they are quite sturdy...
Just give me a quick phone call, I can help you out with color selection and then we can run your card or you can mail me a check...then we can ship the bugs right away.
Call me @ the ARTGARDEN: 509.754.1855

Clay Camp at the ARTGARDEN

One of my most favorite friends came to visit this last weekend, Cassandra Barney. She brought her awesome triathelete/ceramic teacher/cool sister, Sari and I invited my artsy friend from my childhood, Sandi...and we spent four long days at the ARTGARDEN: creating, sculpting, and glazing.
It was magical the freedom to create and feed off one anothers creative spark. Loved it. Kept saying the entire time..."I can't believe you are here". Cass and her sister live in Utah and Sandi lives near Seattle. So this is my creative posse, but they live so far away. Last time we were together it was post SPARK, so it was fun to get together again.


We spent Thursday and Friday making all things clay...garden art, houses, flower girls, ornaments and more....Then on Saturday and Sunday we glazed our little treasures. So much fun. Four long days, we were so tired by Sunday night, but oh so much fun....


I have known Cass since college her amazing creative husband, Dan Barney and I went to college together and then Cass and I ended up sharing an art room my first year of teaching.... It was great to share some studio space just being creative again.

It was a dream to have her just working away in my studio... we are both working artists working away in our studios alone. We text back and forth during the day and I am comforted to know my creative friend is working away on her art while I do mine, I just always wish she was here....and then she was...DREAMY.