New Artists, New Happenings Coming up for Fall!

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window paper pinwheel display interior store

Outside Window                                                        Inside, Class area

**Important note: We will be closed Friday the 15th**  Back on Saturday the 16th!

Have you seen our new window display…for summer?  Only a tiny bit late, but it’s a welcome sight nonetheless.  Soon enough we’ll be trimming the tree and hanging the mistletoe.  But for now, we’re enjoying the bright pinwheels made from artisanal papers.

The last few weeks have been a whirl – between having a very succuessful ‘thank you’ sale for our neighbors (and everyone else who wandered in!) and meeting a bunch of new artists.  We’ve also accepted a number of them into our shop, and will be sharing their work in coming posts.  Here is one: Lacquer boxes by Susan de la Cerda:

Boxes by Susan de la Cerda

We also welcomed Frida of Frida’s Fancy’s colorful wrap rings, Peggy Schmitz’s elegant statement bracelets, Linda Rolen’s yard art and upcycled table top pieces; Traci Hutton’s adorable soft dolls and zipper pins, plus aprons, oven mitts and towels by the team of Susan and Nancy of Out of our Mind.  Also Samantha Abedin’s beautiful throw pillows, dog beds and Big Boy Bones, and Dammit Dolls; Rosemarie Zartman’s wildly colorful necklaces, Carmen Aberasturi’s clay and glass bird dishes, and will soon be adding Maria of Syd Justice Jewelry  to our mix as well.  Did we forget to mention hand beaded bracelets by Kimberley Moore and Kimberley Brown?!

Whew!

Meanwhile, classes!!  This little votive beauty was gold leafed by a student in Saturday’s glass class.  We also did some terrific Mercury silvered votives.  Amazing how well that process worked, but I recommend doing it outside as the fumes are quite bedazzling to the brain cells.

student candle 2student candle gold

 

Luscious Colors; Unexpected forms! Rick Van Dyke

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rick snake planter

Funky, crunchy, richly colored,… anthropomorphic, deeply organic, one of a kind… Do these qualities move you in a work of art?

If so they you too might be a convert to the works of Austin potter Rick Van Dyke.

We are so lucky to be the only shop in Dallas showcasing his work!  And as such, we offer a healthy sized collection – ranging from his pinch pot and coiled edges and extravagant rolled-in textures to the skeletons, bugs, and other critters that move quietly beneath the fabric of our lives.  Colors range from dark evergreens to light celadons, and rich matte aquamarine blue to cornflower.  His newest colors are beautiful garnet reds with blue peeking through at the edges.  Really have to see to appreciate.

Rick’s background interests in paleontology, reptiles, entymology, and the rearing of succulents and cacti really came together well in his ceramic work.  You can see how he’s used the textures and colors of the oceans; from ancient corals to the crests of waves and the colors of the clearest shores.  Please come in and take a look.

We’re open 11 am until 7:00, Tuesday through Saturday.  Check our classes page for info about our upcoming workshops!