Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pigeon Road Pottery's 1st Blog-based Sale

Welcome to my first blog-based pottery sale. I decided to do this at the last minute, so it's a very no-frills approach to internet shopping. Sorry, there's no shopping cart. You'll have to work with me via email.

Here's the rules:

If you see an item you want to purchase, please email me the item number. My email address is I will email you back to confirm your purchase or to notify you that the piece has already sold. I will update the sales status on the blog as often as I can. My goal is to avoid disapointments. But, all items are one-of-a-kind and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

I accept checks or cash only. I will make payment arrangements with you by email when I confirm your purchase.

Tax is included, but shipping (if necessary) is additional. Please respond quickly if you need your piece before Christmas.

Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you do not like a piece once you receive it you may return it for a full refund (minus shipping costs).

This blog sale ends Saturday, December 13 at 7pm.

Here are some general details about my work. It is all white stoneware fired in an electric kiln to cone 6. It is wheelthrown, carved and decorated by hand. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. All pieces are food safe and may be put in the dishwasher, microwave and oven (when appropriate). I have included multiple views of some pieces. If you have any questions regarding the work or the rules please don't hesitate to email or call me at 715-277-5099.

10% of sales will be donated to the Lakeland Area Food Pantry.

Item 1: Bowl
6-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" tall
Price $70

Item 2: Bowl
9-1/8" wide x 5-3/4" tall
Price $90

Item 3: Small baking dish/bowl
7" wide x 2-3/4"tall
Price $48

Item 4: Covered jar
8-1/2" tall x 4-3/4" wide
SOLD Price $110

Item 5: Small baking dish/bowl
7-1/2" wide x 3" tall
Price $58

Item 6: Bowl
8-3/4" wide x 4-1/2" tall
Price $80

Item 7: Plate
11-3/4 diameter
SOLD Price $90

Item 8: Candlesticks A, B, & C
Hights between 5-1/4" to 6"
Price: $48 each

Item 9: Candlesticks D & E
Hights between 4-1/2" to 5"
Price: $48 each

Item 10: Butter dish/2 pc.
6" tall x 7-1/2" wide
Price $90

Item 11: Bowl
9-3/4" wide x 4-3/4" tall
Price $90

Item 12: Bowl
9-1/2" wide x 4-1/2" tall
Price $85

Item 13: Pedestal bowl
11-1/4 tall x 9" wide
Price $125

Item 14: Shallow bowl
10-1/2" wide x 3" tall
Price $48

Item 15: Pitcher
5-1-2" tall x 5" wide
SOLD Price $70

Item 16: Oval baking dish
10-1/4" wide x 8-3/4 wide x 3-1/2" tall
Price $70

Item 17: Oval baking dish
9-1/2" wide x 7-1/2" wide x 3" tall
Price $58

Item 18: Oval baking dish
8-3/4" wide x 7" wide x 3" tall
Price $58

Item 19: Oval baking dish
9" wide x 6-3/4" wide x 3" tall
Price $58

Item 20: Oval baking dish
9" wide x 6-1/2" wide x 3" tall
SOLD Price $58

Sunday, November 30, 2008

In Season Holiday Open House with the Art Gypsies

On saturday, Nov. 22nd The Salon & Spa on Railroad in Eagle River, Wisconsin hosted our 3rd annual In Season Holiday Open House and Art Sale.

The show featured the "Art Gypsies (left to right) Debra Ketchum Jircik, Carol Miller, Amy Higgason & Wendy Powalisz.

In Season was conceived as an event for "hunting widows" on the opening day of the gun deer hunting season. It offered a preview of the salon's Aveda Holiday Gift Collection, free spa treatments and featured the Art Gypsies and their "booths" set up in the hair stylist's stations.

Though turn out was lower than the past 2 years (we blame that pesky economy) the Art Gypsies had a great time peddling our wares.

My pots.

Some of Debbie's sculptures.

Wendy's set up.

Carol's photos and cards.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Results from this week's glaze firing

Here are some photos of the ornaments and candlesticks from the last post after the glaze firing.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I am firing this week

I am getting ready to fire glaze kiln on Tuesday or Wednesday. Here are a few "before" shots of some bisque pieces.

These are candleholders.

Some small slab built dishes.

I will frame these tiles.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wheelthrown Ornaments

I always make ornaments for the holidays. They are a good low ticket item, fill space in my kiln and make great last minute gifts for good customers, friends and family. I use cookie cutters to cut shapes from rolled out clay slabs. Then I use all my texture tools and stamps to create designs. I finish them off with twisted copper wire hangers.

This year I decided to also make some wheelthrown ornaments. They were thrown off the hump (hollow inside) and carved in the leatherhard stage. I will be glazing them and firing them later this week. Watch for a future post to see their progress. So far, I think they are pretty cool!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bridge for Obama

Please forgive one more political post on my otherwise pottery focused blog. Today I attended a rally on the bridge in downtown Minocqua. The organizers of the Bridge for Obama rally expected about 50 people. Over 150 people showed up in the freezing cold drizzle to show their support for Barack Obama. This may not sound like a lot of people to some of you urban dwellers, but it was a huge turnout for this largely republican small town. We had a great time, got lots of honks, waves and thumbs up. We also got a few flying middle fingers and one full hairy "moon" from a passenger in one passing vehicle. Another classy McCain betcha!

Here's some photos. They speak for themselves!