Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I've been busy getting ready for this Saturday's Holiday Open House, getting a new kiln installed (as well as additional lighting in the garage and studio - thank you, Brian, of Electrimax!), getting more shelving up, installing a new work table (Lynn thinks it's perfect) and just generally trying to manage my usual level of self-generated insanity. We've added SoManyColors to our line up for Saturday, so come and see not only Black Cat Pottery, Notable Greetings prints and notecards, Farmbrook Designs home and garden hypertufa and Bird Homes by Tim bird houses (too good even for Park Avenue, possibly), but Glenda Hopp's uniquely lovely hand-dyed scarves and other accessories. I'm also working on possibly bringing in my friends from MINatural with Michigan-made beeswax candles and honey - still waiting on a confirmation on that, so stay connected.

We're planning warm cider and donuts in the basement studio (the cats have agreed they'll be quite happy upstairs, away from the madding crowd) so come and share some holiday cheer 10:00am-4:00pm this Saturday, December 11, 3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More News about Open House!

This will be quick as I'm gardening(!) for Sandy and Bob this morning, then down to Rovin to pick up the glazes Stephanie has been mixing for me, then maybe up to Mt. Clemens to get some of the amazing breakfast bars from the Mt. Clemens Bakery (try them with Maranatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter - a to-die-for combination for whom I must credit my friend Theresa), then - I'm not sure. Anyway, before I "start" my day, wanted to put the word out that we will also be featuring a selection of Chris Hopp's Farmbrook Designs hypertufa pieces (check out his website at and some of Tim Hanks's Bird Homes by Tim beautiful handmade redwood birdhouses with vintage hardware (his site's at at the Open House. (Check out the pix!) Not sure the guys will have time to hang with us but I've invited them both to stick around for the festivities! So, even more excitement for you here at Black Cat Pottery on December 11, 2010, from 10:00am to 4:00pm (no stragglers - I have important dinner plans!)