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."