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Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

Time flies, and it’s been more than a minute since I was active here on this site. Life has a way of doing that. I’ve been making pots, learning how to run The Workshop Mpls, making more pots, the occasional online sale, and doing a…

Pins!

Pins!

Jtp fan favorites in pin form! Available in the online shop now.

Stitch marker update!

Stitch marker update!

rainbow bikes

We’re trying out a new web shop platform with a bunch of stitch markers! Check it out!!

We sorted through all the stock and have posted some favorites, crabs, knit stitch and bikes. Fresh batches of the femiknits sets are just out of the kiln too!

femiknits set
To the Moon!!!

To the Moon!!!

I’m on my way to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. One of my favorite drives from schizophrenic Minnesota spring into full tilt, capitol S, Spring. The potter mobile is packed with freshly made pots. Bowls, dishes, whiskey cups, stitch markers, and jewelry will all…

Almost there . . .

Almost there . . .

    Life in potterville has been busy lately. The dream we launched with the Kickstarter is finally coming to life and each day brings new joys and decisions for the space I’m very antsy to call my new studio home. Four roll off dumpsters…

The New Shop

The New Shop

someday soon, this rubble will be transformed into a wall of sinks

Just thought I’d drop a quick note about the new space. We officially signed a lease for the space last week and will be opening this spring. It’s both incredibly exciting and time intensive. While the demolition is taking place we’re organizing all the things that go into the space. Tables, pottery equipment, lighting, display, plumbing and on and on.
If your interested in the goings on with the space I invite you to follow @theworkshopmpls on Instagram!

Sunday at 2pm Central

Sunday at 2pm Central

I’m going to post pots tomorrow, Sunday 18th at 2:00 central time. All orders will be shipped on Monday the 19, and domestic priority delivery should still arrive in time for gifting Christmas weekend. I’m posting pictures of some of the available goodies in my…

Update Postponed

Update Postponed

Unfortunately, my attempts to push though my cold for the last six days has not worked and I’ve had to admit that I am actually sick. I’m a bit of a bear, and will stubbornly forge ahead despite all rational evidence to the contrary. Yesterday…

Pugger

Pugger

 

Isn't she pretty ?
Isn’t she pretty ?

The Workshop Kickstarter has been an overwhelming success. Thanks SO much to each and every person that has donated so far. We met our goal in less than 48 hours and we’re still chugging along. The funding period ends on December 1, if you haven’t donated yet please consider backing the project.

The increased donations above and beyond our goal gives the Workshop a greater ability to have even more dreams come true. There’s a lot that goes into a studio space. Tables, stools, lighting, shelving, storage cubbies, and all the specialized ceramic equipment. The one I’m geeking out on the most is my life long dream to own a pug mill. Think play dough clay factory, but for clay. This large piece of equipment will be the extra dream equipment I’ll be able to purchace with the added donations to the kickstarter. With this I’ll be able to recycle and reclaim my clay scraps with a powerful tool that will save my hands the energy and effort of clay recycling. Currently I’m wedging my reclaim by hand, a somewhat long and tedious process that exacerbates my hand and arm ailments. Some dream of diamonds, or chocolate, or fancy vacations, this potter dreams of her very own pug mill.

The mug level donation has been the most popular, and the quantity offered sold out quickly. Fear not, I’ve added a few more in the rewards column of the page.

Together we can make mugs = pugs

The Workshop

The Workshop

Please read about my next big endeavor, The Workshop.