• Philadelphia Craft Show
    Philadelphia Craft Show
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    Our best selling event of the year has always been the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.  Last year we saw the best sales that we’ve ever had in the last 30 years.  This year, the event is in it’s 42nd year, and is one day shorter because of Halloween.  The Opening Preview party is…

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  • Figuring it out
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    We had an exceptionally successful time selling work at the Philadelphia Craft Show this year.  Thinking that we must have done something right this time, we’re trying to figure out what that something was. The truth is that it was probably due to forces beyond our control, but still, I like to believe that some…

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  • How many Hydros?
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    I sometimes have a problem with self discipline–which is not good when you’re self employed.  I tend to flit from one thing to the next in the studio, so anything that gets me to stay at my clay table is a good thing. “Watching” (or rather listening) to Netflix on (my iPad with headphones) tethers…

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  • Post-Ireland
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    I did my first fellowship abroad spending two months in Ireland recently. Some surprising and unexpected things happened.  I had previously visited the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, so I thought I would be able to hit the ground running when I arrived. Instead, I spent about three weeks adjusting; to life without wifi, TV, iPhones, cats,…

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  • Steve’s off to Ireland
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    Today, I leave for Dublin, then onto County Mayo for a two month residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation.  The Ballinglen center is located in a small village of 350 on the rugged coast. I’ll be given a cottage and a studio to make work–whatever that turns out to be.  I’m so used to switching…

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