Ahhh Spring … at last!
Congrats and I'll let you know soon when I have some new wares available!
Last month I wrote a little about finding our new home in lovely Hunter River. Although plenty of our things remain as is, in their cardboard box homes, we are slowly settling in. I take a deep breath so as not to let the list of important tasks overwhelm me! We have big plans over here at 19795 Route 2… a basement studio among other highlights. These wait in queue. In the soonest meantime I'll have my wheel in the front porch (Pottery Porch) with a nice display or two.
Ah, my poor kiln suffered an injury, a broken coil, which isn't so bad considering the bottom of the big beast fell on the driveway between our feet at the end of our move. Needless to say I'm not yet into mud or production just yet!
oh my! Well how about the draw? As always, if you want a chance to win you need only to sign up for my monthly updates.
One of my personal hero's passed away a few days ago. I knew him as my stepdad but he was a lot of things for a lot of people. Truly a kind person- showing up when he's needed, knows who your parents and their parents are, and so very giving. Kenny told stories and sang songs, tickled children and dogs. He was also a great friend to both my parents, even married one of them.
This past Christmas he bought a mug for my Mom, just so he could get his one back from her. He’s just that kind of a good guy. He always had a pot of coffee on. So before you watch the video, git a mug ready and have a sip in honour of Kenny Francis Murphy.
I continue to be pleasantly surprised when it comes to draw results! This month's winner, may be well known to many of you out in the world. She’s an artist and potter who makes beautiful and often both cute and funny creations. She has a booth at the Charlottetown Farmer's Market and is a regular at the Victoria Park Potter's Co-op!
Congrats to you dear friend and I'll contact you this week!
Stay Cozy, Ryan
In the past two days we've sold our Charlottetown home and have bought a new place in sweet ole' Hunter River! A great little house with a lot of charm that will soon host my new studio space!
I'll also have a shorter commute to work, which means I'll have more time for throwing clay!
Once things are up and running, I'll share some pics.
Now for our newest monthly draw winner...
As always, stay cozy! Ryan
Skates are out and our February winner is in!
Okay friends, congrats to the lucky draw person!
Other news in the near future.. I’ll be making some new work… ;-)
Stay tuned and Stay Cozy, Ryan
Happy New Year!
December proved to be quite the busy month and I am pleased to have been able to have finished 2018 with some relaxation with the fam!
I'm rather grateful for all of you pottery lovers who came to support myself and others at the Christmas Fairs & Markets.
I especially enjoyed meeting so many kind folks during the Sunday Farmers Markets.
Thanks to Jackie Whelan https://charlottetownfarmersmarket.com/portfolio/willow-bend-studio/ for facilitating the artists at the Christmas Market this year! I was so glad to take part in this ‘shop local’ extravaganza!
Check out the many beautiful gifts that I was able to trade & buy this year (minus the edible gifts that have long since been enjoyed!)
For access to these gifted artists just click respective photos below and be linked to their personal pages!
Now it's time for our monthly draw winner!!
** Please note that last month's winner hasn't yet responded to my emails and I cannot find her elsewhere online.. so please, if any of you know Roberta Clark, have her contact me to collect her mug! (Also remind her to check her junk folder for my emails!!)
Thank You Everyone
who came out last weekend to the Victorian Christmas Market!
It warmed me greatly to connect with so many pottery lovers.
I've been inspired ever since and have been making lots of new things that haven't yet been posted but will be on display at my Farmer’s Market booth over the next three Sundays from 10:00am - 3:00pm
December 2nd, 9th & 16th
Drop by and say hello, I'd love to see you!
Stay Cozy & Warm, Ryan
I’ll have all kinds of pottery to show you in person at this fun outdoor Christmas Market!
Come say Hi!
Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
For more info see Victorian Christmas Weekend
House Update: we decided not to sell our home and move at this time.
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming craft fairs this month and next:
Nov 10 from 10am-2pm
(I'm sharing a table with a great potter, Lisa Steele.)
Nov. 23, 24 & 25th
Sundays: Dec. 2, 9 & 16th
Stay Cozy & Warm, Ryan
What a great weekend we had!
Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday for Farm Day in the City!!
My team (family) and I had a busy & fantastic day!
It is so rewarding to meet pottery enthusiasts like yourselves in person!
Thank you to all of our new subscribers!
You will hear from me on occasion whenever I add new items to my shop & of course at the beginning of each month for our giveaway draw! (If you haven’t received an email from me yet..check your junk folder and be sure to mark me as a contact)
I waited until the end of the day yesterday before making the draw, after all the new names were added to the hat.
I was pretty surprised and delighted to see this month's winner's name... a subscriber from the very start..
Our New Winner is...
Thanks again everyone and stay tuned for a near-future update on the shop page!
Have a colourful and cozy October.
* I have a booth. (R19) Its on Victoria Row, right by the checker tables and the back stairs to the Library. I have loads of pottery that I haven't shown! Come say 'Hi', I’d love to see you!
* I'll be there from 11-5 this Sunday, Sept 30 (the day after tomorrow!)
* Watch me draw for October's winner 'live' around 1 o'clock pm. (Please tell your pottery-loving friends that if they also want a chance to win one of my pieces, they gotta subscribe below. (find in the footer of any of my site pages)
Thank you good folk!
Can't wait to see you in person among all the great local creatives and contributors in our community!!