Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Spring is here!

Spring has sprung! Which means that here at stealing Crow Farm we are gearing up for our spring show schedule. I have been asked to post the events that I will be attending so here goes:

April 12th from 10:00 to 4:00
Potters of the Piedmont in downtown Greensboro

This is a wonderful pottery festival with over 50 local potters participating.

April 26th from 10:00-4:00
We here at the Stealing Crow Farm will be hosting the 17th annual Keep It Local Art and Pottery Show!

Come on out for a day full of fun and so much wonderful art you will be amazed! Princess Inca the Llama is coming to visit as well as a local Bluegrass band called the Acousticians. We will have our art hunt again this year with all proceeds benefiting the Servant Center of Greensboro. Bring 6 cans of food or $5.00 to donate and you can hunt for one awesome piece of art. We can't wait to see you there!

Keep Watching because there is more to come in May!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Keep It Local Fall Show 2013

Hey Everyone!
It is that time again for the Fall 2013 Keep It Local Fall Art and Pottery Show!
Come on out and join us Saturday, October 26th from 10- 4.
We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ant Teapot up for Auction!.....All proceeds to go to the Red Cross

Hey all of you pottery lovers out there!
Due to the tragedy in Oklahoma on Monday, I have placed a teapot for auction on Ebay. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross. If you love teapots and want to help, follow the link and bid happily!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Bird in the wait a minute! A Bird in a Bowl....

I am always thrilled to receive images of my work in other peoples spaces.  So, you can see why I was was over the moon when I saw these sweet pictures in my inbox this morning.
Presenting Red! the pottery loving parrot....

could anything be sweeter?

cutest bird ever...(don't tell Frieda!)

I may need to make a carving of this sweet face.

Red's human friend Tim said, " I know people might think we put him in the bowl, but he actually pulled himself up on the edge of it and hopped down in there to see what was going on."
Could anything be sweeter?
I am thinking I may need to have Red be the inspiration for a carving.
Hmmmmm......parrot bowls?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Heads Up!

Every year for the Furniture Market in High Point, I try to create a new sculpture series. This spring the image in my head was.....HEADS!
Here are the crazy fellows called The Watchers.

the Watchers Spring 2013

the Watchers

the Watchers in the grass

Some other pieces for the Market are these LollyPop bottles and the Lucky goldfish. Hopefully these little goldies will bring ME good luck!

LollyPop bottles

Lucky Goldfish

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Spring Show Schedule

Spring is almost here and I am looking forward to a busy show season.

The first show of the spring is the Potters of the Piedmont show.
This is a new group of potters in the triad area that are getting together twice a year to show their wares.
The group consists of 10 wonderful potters:
Jim Rientes
Molly Lithgo
Lorrie Anderson
Patricia Schurr
Kelly Willard
Janet Gaddy
Tim Moran
Brett McDonough
Po-Wein Liu
and ME! Leanne Pizio
 Our first show is going to be Saturday April 6th from 10-4 at 636 S. Cedar St - Earthworks Pottery & Studios.

Saturday April 6th from 10-4:00

The next show is the Triad Pottery Festival.
This show is scheduled for Sunday April 21st from 11-5:00.
The location is the downtown Greensboro Farmers Curb Market at 501Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC.

And last but Definitely not least......
The Spring Keep It Local Art and Pottery Show

This show features 25 local artisans showing all ranges of mediums.
We have potters, sculptors, metal smiths, jewelry designers, fabric artists, doll makers, painters, printmakers, glass artists.....the list goes on.
Come on out and see us Saturday April 27th (rain date Sunday the 28th)! 2409 Oak Ridge Rd, Oak Ridge, NC from 10:00-4:00. We can't wait to see you there!
Please keep a watch on our Face Book page to find updates and information about the show.

I will also be doing a workshop at Southern Pottery in Columbia, SC the first weekend in May. Come out and learn the wonderful, decorative, Sgraffito technique with me, Leanne Pizio. Over the weekend we will learn about slips and the range of ways that you can use slip to decorate and enhance your pottery. We will also learn carving techniques and talk about story telling through design. Go ahead and make the call to Donna at 803.251.3001and reserve your spot now. Space is limited to 20 people and we have many spaces already taken.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Year....more blogging!

  I know I have really been MIA for the past many months......
We have had many life changes recently that have prevented me from being more active online. But now I am back with a renewed interest in keeping this blog up and running. Hope you all have hung in there with me.
  So after a wonderful experience teaching Winter Term at Elon University in January, I was a little rusty going back in the clay studio. When I have been out of the studio for some time I always try to start slow, making pieces that are easier and relatively small. I made some mugs.

  I have been thinking about cups, mugs and such for a long time. My favorite mug in the house is a smaller mug which holds about a cup and a half of liquid. I like the size because it is perfect for one hot cup of coffee. The smaller size keeps the coffee hot until I finish. I find that if I use a large mug the coffee gets cold half way through and that makes me grumpy.
  But when I have been at some recent shows I have had requests for larger mugs. ( Apparently I am among the minority of small mug lovers.) So I decided to venture in to large mug arena. Here are the first two.
I am enamored of this new pattern. It screams to me of the 60's mod era.