We’ve been slowly tinkering away over here in our small studios. I’ve been on a hiatus from glazing, but now I am back in full swing. I tend to do the majority of my glazing from around 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Yes, in the middle of the night, where there are little to no distractions. Music is essential. Right now, I have the band Men I Trust on repeat as I meticulously glaze each little house. My favorite moment is when Cal wakes up around 2:00 AM and visits me before heading into his studio to work, or, if I’m lucky, he sits down to glaze with me.
Recently, we’ve completed some commissions. I’ve posted some images of them athe end this blog post. One was a set of hamsa hands, with a blue and white Jewish theme. I think they turned out wonderfully. I’m quite proud of the ones I glazed, which are the two on the opposite ends of the photo. They are very intricate and the glazes are intentionally patterned. Cal‘s are more simple, which is also great. I like how the overall set has variation, but goes together.
The fives came from a request from a real estate agent in Athens, who actually has a whole wall dedicated to the number five! She reached out after I posted a photo of some unglazed numbers on Instagram, where I asked the public if they wanted me to glaze a number specifically to match their house. Naturally, she chose a five, but Cal kind of misunderstood me and ended up actually making more fives for her! I figured I could glaze them and see what she likes. It turns out, she loved all of them! So that felt like a wonderful success. I look forward to her sending me a photo of the tinker wagon fives amidst her collection!
Okay, now for the real juicy news......
We’ve been accepted to two art markets!!!!
Finally, our dream feels like it is coming to fruition. What started off as a small idea is now a real, tangible reality. Our first market is coming up fairly soon- On November 28th, we’ll be participating in the Athens Farmers Market Holiday Artist Market at Bishop Park in Athens, GA. It’ll be a long day (8:00AM to 4:00PM) and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been included with around 30 other artisans and I am just so grateful that our first art fair will be in Athens, and at the Athens Farmers Market, which I already attend weekly!
The second art fair we’ve been accepted to is the Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival in Bar Harbor, Maine! Although it isn’t happening until Summer 2021, I am still so excited to go to Maine and happy that we get to be on the road again- this time, with tinker wagon tiles in tow and our small, vintage camper as our mobile hotel room!