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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Monday, March 28, 2011

Big Changes this Spring...Chirp, Chirp..

New birds for Spring...Chirp...Tweet...Chirp

Think I found my new hot seller...these were gone by 2 on Saturday. I just finished my third art show this spring this weekend, Custer Spring Craft Show in Pasco. Had a great show, nice to see some old friends and some repeat customers from last fall. Got lots of comments on my booth, it was loaded with pots and garden art...lots of happy color. The set up wasnt too bad, got there early at noon on Thursday and finished by 6pm with 2 hours to spare. Usually I am the last to setup and it stresses me out. My mom was a great help, nice to have such great company. We went out for fantastic Mexican food at Fiesta...yummy!!!

I had a new line of illustrated platters & pots...I like the watercolor effect, it is fun to draw on the pottery, lay down the glaze and see what magic the kiln provides...

Unfortunately, my poor mom woke up hoarse with a head cold, by Friday night at six my Dad came and picked her up. Saturday, my good friend Debbie Martin came down to hang out with me it was great to catch up with her in between customers. My sweet Aunt Sara & her husband Norm came on Friday and Saturday and even went home with a few new 'watercolor' pieces. I also got to see my cousin Mike, his wife Terri and son had been years. Sunday was slow....I spent it sketching and then packing up took about 3 hours, slow and steady and I was tired. But I wasn't the last one, there were 4 people still packing up!!

My next few shows ( if I get in, not confirmed yet) are Garden Expo on Sat. May 14 in Spokane, Sorticulture on June 10-12 in Everett, and then Bellevue 6th Street on July 29-31( I got Best in Show in '09)...Those should keep me busy!!

Going to take a break this week....getting on a plane for Washington DC. Yea!! Big city= Art/New Gaugin Show at the Nat. Gallery + play tickets at Ford's Theatre + Ballet at the Kennedy Center+Days spent exploring the city with cool shops and fascinating museums. Ready to recharge my batteries...Just in time for a great big leap to a NEW STORE....ARTGARDEN POTTERY.

Yup, the ARTGARDEN in Ephrata is closed. Just finishing up a few custom orders and packing up my art, my store, my studio, life.

The NEW ARTGARDEN POTTERY will open in mid May, in downtown Moses Lake (104 West Third) in the Laketown Landing Shopping District on Third Ave. next to the Hallmark Card Store. My new store is twice as big 2500 sq ft. ... I will have a unique ARTISAN GIFT SHOP in the front featuring my artwork as well as several local artists, also I will carry select retail and some vintage for sale. I am creating some new funky displays with rakes, ladders, old planks, and picket fence. That's the fun doing cool displays. The main middle third of the shop will be a PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO!! Fun!!! The shelves will be lined with bisque pottery ready for the painting. We will offer Birthday Parties and theme nights...Date Night, Student Savings, and Midnight Margaritas!!! I will also be offering art classes in clay, watercolor, soldering, etc again in the fall... So that's what I have on my plate...I will try to keep you posted. You can also follow me on FACEBOOK under Laura Mayer. Happy Spring...Wish me luck! Lala