WELCOME TO JOY BRIDY POTTERY
Red Letter Year: Although the phrase is usually used as Red Letter Day, there have been so many exciting things happening this year, it feels Red Letter. From an excellent apprentice, Stephanie Wilhelm, joining the crew, to acceptance to three shows, it's good news. Opportunities to jury, Community Ware crocks and mugs taking off, it's been a good year so far. Special thanks to each and every one of you, as I could not be making this life work without each individual puzzle piece. Now, back to work...so the good things continue!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Holiday Open Studio: Decmeber 21, Noon-5pm,
we open the studio doors for your last-minute holiday shopping. My apprentice,
Stephanie Wilhelm, will have her wares for sale alongside my own, many
from our most recent wood firing. Stop in for a sip of coffee or tea,
some warm conversation by the wood stove, and head out with the perfect
gift for someone on your list, or perhaps yourself. We'll be working
in the studio that day, too. Of course, I'm here most days and weekends...just
give a call
Westwind Potters: In the heart of historic Harpers Ferry, Westwind has been promoting pottery from across the nation, near and far, for 30 years. As their newest featured Regional Artist, my wares are front-and-center to the gallery, so after your hike on the Appalachian Trail, Maryland Heights, or the C&O Trail, stop in to take a peek...that's after you get an ice cream cone, of course!
The Bridge Gallery: In Shepherdstown WV, The Bridge features an excellent collection of regional painters and other artists, nestled on the outskirts of town, next to O'Hurley's General Store, and walkable to downtown. Kathryn has a brand-new area for regional ceramics, so stop in to see a few of my pieces, as well as top-notch work by Sycamore Pottery, Kirke Martin, Joan Johnson....and a few more!
Do you shop Etsy? My wood fired work is available off-and-on, as the whim strikes, particularly the single favorites that I've stashed on the top shelves for inspiration, the reliable favorites, and any special requests. Let me know what you're looking for, because I just might have it.
Visit the studio any time by calling or emailing in advance to make sure I'll be here. I love showing new visitors around, and there are more pieces here than anywhere else, from sculptures to functional works...you'll find exactly what you're looking for, I'll bet.
If you will be visiting the DC area from out of town, give me a ring and stop by. I'm located about 20 minutes south of Route 70 and Hagerstown, amongst the ghosts of the battlefields along the Potomac River, and am always up for a visit...... the coffee or tea is hot, perfect for catching up with old friends and new acquaintances.
Looking forward to hearing from you.