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EMPORIYUM - THIS WEEKEND - NOVEMBER 9 - 11

Hello Friends! A few things are happening in November and the first of which is EMPORYIUM. It's this weekend on Dock 5 at Union Market. Emporium is a "one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else." It'll be super fun and if you like food, and who doesn't like food, you should definitely come. I'll be selling a few DC and FLOWER mugs and a bunch of new CONTEMPLATES.

Friday Night Preview Party Presented by @DCFOODPORN: This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum on Friday, November 9 starting at 6pm. Meet and learn from Justin Schuble, the man behind @DCFOODPORN, the DMV's most prolific food account. The Friday Night Preview Party includes access to ALL Emporiyum vendors before anyone else, free drinks, passed bites, and special interactive activities from vendors. Decorate cakes with Buttercream Bakeshop, mix drinks with Modern Bar Cart, and learn how to select and identify wines with Siptip (and more)! The Friday Night Preview Party is limited to 750 people. Shorter lines, less crowds, and more time for you and your friends to MEET, EAT, and SHOP.

VIP Tickets: This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum on Saturday or Sunday starting at 10am. The special VIP hour from 10-11am includes passed bites, cocktail sips, and a gift bag filled with fun food treats. VIP is limited to 750 people in that exclusive hour, meaning shorter lines, less crowds, and more time for you and your friends to MEET, EAT, and SHOP.

General Admission: This ticket is available for 11AM, 12:30PM, and 1:30PM entry and will get you the full Emporiyum market experience.

Friday, November 9th - 6-8pm

Saturday, November 10th - 10am-4pm

Sunday, November 11th - 10am-4pm

Get your tickets HERE

DC BRAU HOLIDAY MARKET - NOVEMBER 24TH

Mark your calendars for the DC BRAU Holiday Market!
This event is a blast, and it's the Saturday after Thanksgiving - hopefully you'll be in town. All of your favorite DC makers will be there!

'For the 5th year in a row, we’ll be transforming the brewery into a crafters’ marketplace for one day only — perfect for visitors to start (and finish) their holiday shopping with unique wares from more than 40 local artists & artisans in a unique indoor setting.

– Live Music by Reed Appleseed & DJ Budman.'

– Games & Activities for All Ages

– Food Trucks in the Lot

– And of course – lots of DC Brau Beer, including the launch of a special new brew!

TICKETS

VIP TICKETS – $10 EACH: Includes early admission at 1PM for an extra hour of shopping and a free branded DC Brau tote.

GENERAL ADMISSION – FREE – doors open at 2PM.

You cab buy tickets here for the VIP event.

This is kid friendly!

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Have you visited Resource Library yet? It's a beautiful and inspiring space right near Union Market, and my pottery is available along with a small curated selection of local artist's work. 'The pop-up offers access to over 500 design books, magazines, and periodicals that might otherwise be expensive to buy or hard to find.' You should go hang out and learn! My daughter has gone to several free ASL classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and there are a bunch of other creative happenings (click HERE for calendar).

The Resource Library is officially open until November 18th but it might be extended (fingers crossed).

'Resource is a design library, shop and event series. A temporary installation in the Union Market District, Resource serves as public space where design books and magazines can be accessed for free and diverse programming can ignite inclusive, cross-disciplinary conversations about the importance of design in our daily lives. Launched by Form Function Studio and sponsored by Gensler.'

  • Location: Union Market District, 1287 4th Street NE

  • Dates: September 12 through October 14

  • Hours: Wednesday + Thursday, 1-6pm; Friday-Sunday, 11am-6pm; Closed Monday + Tuesday

  • Website: www.resourcelibrary.us

SMDC just celebrated their 1st birthday! This store is an amazing venue for DC makers. I have a bunch of new work there - some flower mugs, cups, and serving bowls, a small run of porcelain twist cups, and my usual stuff. Please try to shop local during this gift giving season - it makes a difference on so many levels!

"Shop Made in DC is a space dedicated to showcasing the talents of DC-based designers, artists, and makers. This mission-driven retail initiative serves as a platform for creativity -- enabling ideas, products and people to converge and drive traffic to neighborhoods while creating low-entry to market opportunities for DC-based makers and small retailers."

SHOP MADE IN DC

1330 19th St NW

(Just off Dupont Circle)

Washington DC 20036

Monday through Friday 10AM - 8PM

Saturday 11:00AM - 6PM

Sunday 11:00AM - 6PM

WEBSITE HERE

New coffee and tea cups at Maketto! I get many inquiries about the work that I make for them, so I've been trying to make extras for each new batch. I will have some of these mugs and the Maketto teabowls available at my open studio and sale on December 16th (read below)

Maketto

1351 H Street N.E.

Washington DC 20002

M - Th: 7am to 10pm

F - S: 7am to 11pm

Su: 7am to 5pm

SAVE THE DATE!

I'll be sending out another newsletter in December, but please save the date for my open studio on December 16th. I have an EPIC collection of seconds this year. If you can't come on the 16th, feel free to contact me and we'll figure out another time for you to visit.

Thank you for reading and thank you so much for your support!


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Hello Friends! Please join me and a group of local ceramicists on Sunday, June 24th, for the 2nd annual LOCAL POTTERY SALE.

This year Kuzeh Pottery is hosting. It is being held on the lovely Monroe Street Arts Walk in Brookland. There's a lot to see over there, and if you've never been then this is the perfect opportunity. You can eat at Fox Loves Taco (yum), you can visit Kicheco, Stitch and Rivet, Latela Art Gallery, and support some local potters.

Where: Arts Walk at Monroe

Street Market

716 Monroe St NE,

Washington, DC 20017

When: Sunday, June 24th,

11am-5pm

What: Functional and decorative pots made by all of your local and favorite potters in DC, MD, and VA.

Facebook invite

-- Here's what I've been up to in 2018 --

CONTEMPLATES AT

Have you been to the Line Hotel yet?! It's an experience not to be missed, and be sure to eat at Spoken English. It's a unique DC culinary experience and has opened to rave reviews. I could not imagine a better home for my contemplates. Make you reservation here.

'Spoken English is a Tachinomiya-style neighborhood space located within the LINE DC. This standing-room only restaurant welcomes open-minded patrons willing to engage in new interactions with neighbors, strangers, and friends alike. Spoken English brings back the lost art of conversation in a fast-paced city. Serving exclusive sake selections alongside classic and street style dishes from Asia until late night. Kitchen helmed by James Wozniuk and Matthew Crowley.'

And in case you're wondering what Contemplates are - they're quick collages I make with ceramic decals on commercial plates. I usually just use rescues from the thrift store (there are a bunch of these the Spoken English) but the majority of the pieces I've decorated are Keith Kreeger porcelain plates. He's an amazing ceramicist from Austen.

I think of them as stream of consciousness creations. I love the humor and the surreal nature of the surprises that occur from combining images that don't really go together. Contemplates are dinner conversation starters! Decals, also known as transfer or indirect printing, are primarily applied in an industrial or commercial setting. They are used to adorn and mark ceramic and glassware in a manner that is more uniform and time efficient than hand painting. Ceramic decals have been around since the mid-18th century, and many china floral patterns, mugs with images and text, and souvenir plates commonly seen are decorated with ceramic decals. The inks they are printed with are called enamels and are made of colored mineral pigments. They are applied to the glazed surface and then fired in a kiln, at approximately 1400°F, until they are fused to the piece.

I've been working hard on the coffee and tea service for Minibar! What can I say about this place? It goes above and beyond. Tom Sietsema describes it quite well (below) in his Washington post review of Minibar as one of the best restaurants in DC.

'There are other mind-bending restaurants in the country — Alinea inChicago, Vespertine in Los Angeles — but the truth is, their tricks don’t taste as good as those at this futuristic theater in the round. There are equally costly magic shows, but none that will leave you as giddy after having dropped $1,000 for two. Even the hand-rinsing ritual is different here; instead of the moist towels everyone else proffers, guests are introduced to a bowl of cool Japanese stones massaged with house-made herb oil. Just when I think José Andrés and his fleet of talented chefs can’t possibly improve on their last performance, they prove me wrong. Of the 30 or so mini courses on a recent menu, only a few were repeats — the world’s sheerest pizza margherita, mojitos designed to be eaten off lime wedges — from the year before. And some of the new ideas were as impressive as anything that has ever come out of the kitchen, which shares some of its recipes via line drawings on the chalkboard walls. Before the fun is over, you may have scooped up basil foam and balsamic vinegar “caviar” with edible Parmesan spoons; dispatched a langoustine still wriggling from its trip from Scotland; laughed at the spheres of pureed broccoli and cheddary potatoes in an enlightened version of Stouffer’s, this one upgraded (to the moon) with Dungeness crab; and discovered the affinity white chocolate has for shiso leaves. Yet another of the many details that sets Minibar apart from its avant-garde peers is the willingness of the staff, led by head chef Joshua Hermias, who cook in front of no more than a dozen diners at two counters, to pull back the curtain on how they make some of their magic. If you’ve never watched cups spun from beeswax — you know, for beeswax ice cream — you’re in for a marvel.'

MUGS FOR THE WING!

(aka: no mans land)

The Wing is a network of co-working and community spaces designed for women only. It started in NYC and now there's one in Georgetown. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community. "We believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind." Is it possible that these 75 Hollow Work mugs will only ever be touched by the lips of women? I hope so!

Check out the Wing's website here.

See more pictures of this beautiful space here.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you on Sunday!


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American Craft Council Show

Hello Friends! Next weekend I'll be at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. If you've never been to this event, and you like handmade items, then don't miss it because it is GIANT. There will be over 650 vendors selling ceramics, glass, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, etc. I'm part of the Hip Pop artists program, and I'll be in booth 733-2. Purchase your tickets HERE and learn more about the ACC HERE.

I focused in on one body of work (difficult for me!) for this show, and I'm very proud of the results. I'm especially excited to show my new rainbow porcelain pieces. I'm also participating in the Wholesale market on February 21 - 22. If you're interested in attending the wholesale market click HERE.

A RAKE'S PROGRESS

Here is a batch of mise en place pieces I made for A Rake's Progress.

A Rake's Progress is a new restaurant at the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan where, "James Beard Award–winning chef Spike Gjerde cooks what he sources from Mid-Atlantic farms and waters. For the last decade at his Baltimore restaurant Woodberry Kitchen, Spike has been a learner and a teacher of the terroir of the region — only using ingredients found within his food system. Now in DC, he cooks from an expanded landscape with a flavor all its own. Every night a banquet at A Rake’s — generous company, high spirits and conviviality."

This is the beautiful space. I think this chandelier is made from organ pipes, but I'm not sure. Also, this is where the Obamas celebrated Michelle's birthday:). Make your reservation HERE!

In case you're wondering what's with the name: "A Rake's Progress is a series of eight paintings by 18th-century English artist William Hogarth. The canvases were produced in 1732–34, then engraved in 1734 and published in print form in 1735. The series shows the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, the spendthrift son and heir of a rich merchant, who comes to London, wastes all his money on luxurious living, prostitution and gambling, and as a consequence is imprisoned in the Fleet Prison and ultimately Bethlem Hospital. The original paintings are in the collection of Sir John Soane's Museum in London."


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