I'm heading to Corvallis this weekend for the Fall Festival!! This will be my last outing from the shop for the year (that I know of anyways ;)). So come on out if you're in the area. I have some great work ready for new homes!!
Hey Everybody! Thanks for stopping by my site! I'll be heading down to California next week for the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. It's my first time doing a show in Cali and I'm pretty excited! Since it's a long way to go, I need as much work as possible. So I'll be closed for a few days leading up to my departure in order to get the work finished in time. Maybe I'll see you there!!
It's June and that means it's time for the Lake Oswego Art in the Park Festival! It's been a few years since I've done this show, and I think the third time just might be the charm. My first two experiences had the extreme ends of the weather spectrum. The first time is rained horribly and last time, it was like 103!! Anyways, forecast is predicting a nice comfortable 70 + partly sunny weekend (let's hope they're right!)!! Here's what you need to know:
So Croatia was great! And then I got home and it was all business. Work, work, work!! All of that hard work was for one of my best and most beloved shows: Ceramic Showcase!
Guess what?! I FINALLY made the poster!!! I've been trying for years and despite winning some awards in the past, this was the year that I finally made it! Feels good. Feels like I've finally accomplished something. You know, like I summited Mt Everest. Just kidding! It's not nearly as cold as that!
Anyways, if you're in Portland or near it this weekend, come on out to the show. It's FREE!!! There are demos, kids clay play, and lot's of AMAZING art to look at!! I'm in booth #43 (unless I'm cashiering). See you there!
In short, Croatia!!! That's right folks, I'm off for some legit adventuring in another part of the world. Croatia has been on my list for some time now, and this spring my husband and I are going to make it happen! That means of course, that my shop will be closed for about 2.5 weeks (3/17-4/4). Sorry for the inconvenience during your spring break, but I need to get out in the world once in a while. Follow me over on Instagram (@kristylombard) for your best chance at seeing some photos of where I'm going. I'm hoping to visit some local clay artists if I can as well, so that could be interesting too! Wish me luck. It's a great big world out there!!
Did you know that on the second Friday of the month, businesses in downtown Tillamook stay open late?! Did you also know that they serve a little sip of their favorite drinks too?! It's true! It's called Sip + Shop and it's THIS Friday! I'll be serving some cider (both hard and non alcoholic) at my shop from 5-7PM. Come on out and help Tillamook gain a night life!
To add a little incentive, I'm giving something away! I've made these adorable little sippin' cups and they'll go home with the first 10 people that show up! Must be adults 21+ and only 2 per household for the cups.
So again, here are the details for this month's Sip + Shop:
I'm so excited to be taking part in this sale! Looking forward to showing my work to the lovely folks up just a little north of me in Manzanita and Nehalem (or wherever you come from). Come check out all the goods being offered and maybe check a few people off your gift giving list!
In honor of small business Saturday, I'm offering 10% off all in store purchases! And, just in case you can't make it Saturday (the 24th btw 😉) I'm extending that discount through Monday!! Hooray!!! Come on down to downtown Tillamook and check it out. I'll even sweeten the deal, literally, by having delicious cookies on Saturday. And as if that weren't enough, you can also enter to win a $50 gift certificate just for stopping in!! Shop local my friends and I'll see you there!
I'm finally opening my storefront this Saturday (August 11th)! It's still not quite perfect in the ole studio, but now that Anacortes is behind me, it's time. If you're going to be in the Tillamook area from 10-3, stop in and say hello. I'm hoping to be working away, but I have a feeling that I'll spend most of the day organizing. Either way, I'd love to see some faces and chat!
The wait is over! Kind of. Anyways, I'll be at market for Mother's day weekend (May 12 & 13). I was in town a couple of weeks ago for Ceramic Showcase and still have some great inventory. That means I can make it into town for a market weekend. If you have been wanting something for yourself, or you're in need of something great for mom, come see me. I'll be in my new reserved space (very close to my space from last year) near the Skidmore Fountain.
On a side note, I'm getting closer to having a studio, so yay!! Building looks like it's going to be complicated and lengthy, so I am now exploring the possibility of renting a commercial space in Tillamook. If all goes as planned, I'm hoping to be back to work by June! Once that happens, I can make more regular appearances at Market and start taking custom orders again. Hooray!!