Good bye Lyndon, IL Studio.
If all goes as planned we will be selling our tiny house in Lyndon, IL and buying a different tiny house in Milwaukee, WI later this month. In the meanwhile, my Uncle is graciously providing us with temporary housing in Wisconsin.
The Lyndon, IL studio will certainly be one of my most memorable studios. The studio took up the majority of the house, and during the winter my electric kiln heated our tiny house up to 90F which was very handy when our furnace broke during below freezing weather conditions.
A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into our first house. New siding, paint, flooring, trim, doors, electrical updates, lots of accent walls...and more. Whoops...we put a little more time and money than we should have in that house, but who would have known we were only going to be there for such a short time.
Some great ceramics were made in that little house, and lots of memories.
He is a Studio potter, Community Studio, and Gallery Owner. "I own a lot of pottery from many artists and potters with a few favorites!"
Why do you buy handmade pottery?
"All of the pottery I own is put to use, I have very few non-functional pieces. One of my favorite experiences is to serve a buffet style meal and just have the pottery from several different makers available. It’s fun to watch everyone select what they want to eat off of and what they want to drink from. The meal becomes an experience!"
How did you acquire a Lisa York piece of pottery?
"I got a few of my Lisa York pieces from The Front Porch Gallery at Washington Street Studios in Harpers Ferry, WV, and I got a piece from The Room Show at NCECA in 2018."
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3 Benefits of Picking Wild Flowers
Confession, I don't actually know that much about flowers...yet. Can anyone name these flowers?
I would love to see some of the wild flower bouquet you are putting together. Tag me in a post.
Especially if you are putting those flowers in one of the vases I have made!
1. Conversation Starter
People enjoy beautiful objects, and love to hear the story behind a unique mug.
2. Store Discount
Bring a mug get 10 to 60 cent discount off your drink at most coffee shops. Confession I'm a penny-pincher, that little discount is motive enough for me to try and remember to bring my mug.
3. Reduce Waste
Reduce the number of disposable cups going to the dump by continuing to reuse your own mugs.
Highly recommend you check my favorite local coffee shop in Milwaukee: Stone Creek Coffee.
To find out more information about this residency check out their website.
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