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!
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!!
So big things have happened to Kristy Lombard Pottery lately. The biggest (and really only) thing is that I moved to the Oregon coast! With that comes so many amazing things like a great new house and quick access to some of the most breathtaking views in Oregon. The downside, and yes there is one, is that the house did not come with a garage. Which means I HAVE NO STUDIO (YET)!!!! That means I am unlearning my old ways of crazy production. Which is good, really. I have been dealing with some repetitive motion injuries for a while and have felt a little burnt out too. And so I am trying to not focus on the fact that I'm basically unemployed and think of it rather as an opportunity to explore some other creative endeavors. Hopefully this will lead to a healthier and more artistically energized me once the new studio is ready!
Now for the bad.......I cannot take any orders at this time. And honestly, I don't know exactly when I'll be up and running again...
Need some thoughtful handmade gifts this year? I've got you covered! I'm having my annual holiday open studio and you are invited! Come peruse the pots, have a cookie and find the perfect gifts. Two days only!
It's rainy, cold and the first weekend of March. All signs point to Portland Saturday Market beginning it's 44th season and Kristy Lombard Pottery will be there! Big news this year...drum roll please...I HAVE A PERMANENT SPOT!! Yes it's true, and although I can't promise I'll be there every weekend (got to have a little bit of a life) when I am there, I will be in the same location. Booth #919 to be exact. Make sure to check my calendar page before you come down. That way you'll know if I'm there or not! I look forward to seeing you and let's make this season a great one!
Did you know that you don't have to go out in the cold to shop from me? You can also come to this event. It will be warm and dry and fabulous! It's one day only, so mark your calendars, and I'll see you there!
Hey guys, guess what? I got interviewed during Ceramic Showcase by Paul Blais of The Potters Cast! I'm the second one of many starting at about 6:20. Definitely out of my comfort zone to be interviewed, but I went for it anyways. It was fun!