Last weekend marked my 14th year at Lloydminster's Christmas Craft Fair.
( yeah, I know - not a very creative name for the show )
I have slowly been building a loyal clientele at this 3 day event. It is very gratifying that I have alot of repeat customers. They tell me that they love using my pots and the pots are standing up well to everyday use. That's what I am aiming for, function and enjoyment !
These photos were taken pretty quickly as I was packing to go.
|1st version of this new design I was experimenting with. The edges of the inset design didn't really go with the shape of the cup so I made some changes...|
|I think this flowing edge works better.|
|not enough contrast here so I didn't make many of these|
|handles are improving... on going project !|
|large gravy jug|
|handle on the same jug - I like the curve it has to it, but may not work for a lefty|
|squared 6" bowl|
the contrast is too high in this picture - was better in person
|baking dishes - always a good seller|
|really large casserole.|
|I made several of these large bowls and they all sold. I had meant to keep one for myself !|
|large utensils container. I've been doing this glaze/deco for awhile now, even though it is quite finicky.|
The brush work was done with one of Brandon Phillips brushes. If you need some new brushes I can recommend his !
|levitating mug !|
|more baking dishes|
this one was better in person too.
|hand built baking dishes|
|aprox. 4" square|
|aprox. 10" square by 4" deep hand built bowl.|
It's always a big panic to get ready for this show. It comes so quickly after harvest that I am always promising myself to start earlier....
I have good intentions but I have things to get caught up with and,,, before you know it, it's christmas and then ... well, you know how it goes.
I go down to the "big city" tomorrow for some kind of neurology test on my wrists. It'll be good to know if it's carpal tunnel or not. I've been having trouble with my left shoulder and wrists for several years now and the MRI hasn't shown any rips or tears.
Wish me luck !
Happy Thanksgiving to all south of the 49th !