Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First Fridays!'s that time again...FIRST FRIDAYS! This weekend my studio as well as all the other artists in Flatiron will be open! Come check out my new fall line of lily pottery and get a sneak peak at my new catalog going out soon!

Also, my good friend Matt Moreau owner of Dapper Ink is the guest artist in Art and Light's solo gallery. Using silkscreen as his medium, Matt retells the most famous stories from the Book of Genesis though line art inspired by designers Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Edgar Brandit. He also draws from European craft tradition and the cultures of ancient Egypt, East Asia, and Africa which all became popular in the early twentieth century. He will have other prints available as well.

silk screen print by Matt Moreau

silk screen print by Matt Moreau

We hope to see you at Flatiron this weekend, Friday night 6-9 or come Saturday, 10-3 to get a head start on that Christmas shopping, cause Christmas is only 86 days away!!!!

The Constant Gatherer's Studio Sale!

My friend Katie Runnels of The Constant Gatherer is having a Studio Sale this Saturday, October 4th downtown Newberry, SC She will have an assortment of handmade delights.

Kirsten's handpainted ornaments, tree-toppers and cards, Katie's super amazing wreaths and mixed media will be available or sale, and this year she has graciously invited Michelle of Blue Moss and lily pottery to join them in their sale! I am thrilled and honored to be a part of their Studio sale! If you're local, check out the Constant Gatherer for a day of early Christmas shopping for hand-crafted goodies on Main Street in Newberry South Carolina!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Craftsbury Kids Giveaway!

I recently began selling my little lily hairclips through Craftsbury Kids which is super fun website devoted to selling high quality handmade children's items. To celebrate their online store they are giving away this fabulous fun-filled prize package worth over $290 -generously contributed by various Craftsbury Kids artists- to one lucky person! Enough goodies to treat the kids, and have some left for gift giving! Or maybe you'd rather keep them all...
Be sure to click here to get the scoop about what fabulous prizes you can win and all the details on how to enter and win this fun giveaway!

Craftsbury will have more giveaways soon and a little lily hairclip will be a part of the prize package soon, I'll be sure to post each time Craftsbury has a giveayaway! Good luck!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

R. Wood Ceramics Fall Sale!

I love the colorful ceramics that make their way out of R. Wood Studios! They are having their Fall Sale this coming Saturday. So you can come to my Fall Launching Party this Friday night and get up the next day and scoot down to Atlanta for R. Wood's Fall Sale! :) They also will have an online sale, so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Launch Party!

I am so excited about this weekend!!!! My sleek new 2008 Fall line will be in display and we're throwing a party in my new space to celebrate it! If you can join me in my new studio this coming Friday night, September 26th 5pm-9pm, come celebrate with me! There will be live music by Greenville's hometown girl, Allison Ringer; So come celebrate and be the first to experience and purchase my new Fall line!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun at Art in the Park!

This past weekend was Art in the Park, and we had GORGEOUS weather and a really great crowd! A HUGE thanks goes out to my wonderful friend Teresa who helped set up, man my booth, and tear down and another massive thanks to my amazing husband who was the "money man" this past weekend, took care of all the payment transactions, and used his big muscles to help tear down and carry everything to the truck :)! We had fun and met so many new people! Thanks to all of you locals who came out to check it out! It was a great weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

little treasures...

I  fired last night and opened my kiln this morning to find...layers of these little beauties :) 
I'm gearing up for the fall line and these are just the beginning!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Art in the Park!

This coming weekend, September 19-21, is Greenville's annual Art in the Park! and I'm so excited to be a part this year! The festivities begin Friday night with a Kick-off Party Friday night in the Greenville Drive Stadium at 8pm and goes til midnight. The next morning begins the actual Art in the Park show. The festival runs from 10:30-7:00 and Sunday 11:00-5:30. There will be live artist demonstrations, live music performances and so many talented artists will line the streets with their artwork and wares. I'll be busy, busy all week getting ready for the fun this weekend! To check out more information, maps and more details concerning the events visit the Upstate Visual Arts website here. I hope all of you locals can make it downtown and check out Art in the Park this weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Saturday Art Market

some fun hand built vases occupying the front window of my studio

Just a quick little reminder for all of you locals...tomorrow, Saturday September 13th is the Second Saturday Art Market on Pendleton Street. The Flatiron Studios will be open 9am-2pm and the outdoor Art Market located just a few blocks down with local talented and emerging artist will be open. So come on down to Greenville's Pendleton Street Art District and find some great local art and maybe do a bit of shopping :)

Handbags by Kyle

Look at these bags Kyle's been busy making. They are nice and sturdy, roomy, silk lined, and I just adore the chunky handle. Check out the buttons...yep, I made here some EXTRA large buttons for her bags and the look pretty cool! You can check out Kyle's website here and contact her if you're interested in purchasing one of these fabulous bags!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"little lily" now available at Craftsbury Kids!

You can now purchase little lily hairclips through Craftsbury Kids! Craftsbury Kids is a store that lets your senses revel in the smooth feel of real wood toys, the fine hand of natural fiber baby knits, the beauty of a hand-embroidered piece. They carry everything from carefully handcrafted classic wooden toys and natural fiber dolls, to cozy knits and thoughtful books. You can check out Craftsbury Kids' website here. There are so many sweet toys and lovely accessories for babies and children!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

busy! busy! busy!

I have been busy working on my fall line for the catalog that goes out the end of this month!!! But before that I am participating in Greenville's annual Art in the Park. This is my first year to be a part of it and I am really looking forward to it! I snapped a few shots of all the necklaces ready for glazing before I left the studio yesterday. I can't wait to fire all of these necklaces!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

poppytalk handmade market

you guys have to check out Poppytalk's Handmade Market! I am participating in their market this month and found so many other really great artist on there! Every month they have a different theme and different artists. For September the theme is "mixed tape" so there's a little bit of everything in the market this month. You can check it out the market here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

First Fridays!

Tonight is First Fridays and we at Flatiron are SO excited because this is the show we're having and the building is now completely full of artists in all 5 spaces! Kyle Buttram is having her Grand Opening tonight! She is having live music and it's going to be a great time. I am in my new studio and all ready to go! Come down tonight 6-9 or tomorrow 10-3 and see my new space!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Settin' up!

Last night was a late night working down in the new studio trying to get ready for First Fridays. I'm so thankful for my sister, her boyfriend and my wonderful husband for coming down to help me get set up,  they were a HUGE help! Here's a few shots of them in action helping me set up the studio!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

movin' in!

I have been really busy this week moving in and cleaning my new studio space! Today all the shelving I ordered from Ikea will be delivered and I can't wait to get it all set up! I fired last night in the new studio, and things seemed to go just fine. Here's a few photos I snapped of my kiln in my new studio this morning.

Monday, September 1, 2008

little lily products now available at JuJu Beane Boutique

I am excited to let you all know you can now purchase little lily products at the JuJu Beane Boutique. Thanks to winning the Designer Chick Contest, hosted by Girl Indie, part of my prize was having my products for sale online at Ju Ju Beane. You can see my products for sale at JuJu Beane here, and view the feature about little lily on their blog here.

Thanks a million JuJu Beane!!!!

WHAM spotlight interview

I have had the AMAZING opportunity to be interviewed on the WHAM spotlight. Thanks SO much Marie! You can check the complete interview and browse the wonderful WHAM blog here.