Preparing for a show takes a lot of work. There is the obvious…weighing, wedging, making, altering, trimming, handling, back-filling handles, drying, loading, firing, waxing, latexing, slipping, glazing, glazing, glazing, reloading, firing again, grinding, sanding, photographing, emailing photos, addressing postcards, applying hundreds of stamps, pricing, and setting up in the gallery. And that’s really just skimming the surface.
Thankfully I have help. My lovely wife is beyond gifted when it comes to setting up the gallery. And it’s not an afternoon project. Over the course of a week she’ll turn that space upside down, rearrange, and make it new. I’m convinced there’s a bit of magic involved. And on the studio side of things there is Kelsey Nagy, who aside from making her own work, (refer to list above) is essential to the studio running smoothly on a daily basis.
Our Valentine’s show is special because each year we feature Minnesota jeweler, Becky Rosenkrans. Her work is available all year long in the gallery but this weekend we will be overflowing. She brings hundreds of pieces, each one completely unique. Plus she’s just a lot of fun.
Here’s a peek…
Sterling Silver and Greek Leather Bracelets by Becky Rosenkrans. Companion Gallery 2013
Small Ash Glazed Keepsake Boxes by Eric Botbyl, 2013
Ash Glazed Chip and Dips
Porcelain Coffee Mugs by Kelsey Nagy. Companion Gallery, 2013
Made on Acorn Hill…handcrafted soaps, hard lotion bars, and scented salt scrubs. Gift sets available.
Embossed Copper by Becky Rosenkrans. Companion Gallery, 2013
Grafted Mugs by Eric Botbyl. Ash Glazed Stoneware. 2013
Coffee Mugs with textured panels….
We still have kilns cooling so there will be much more at the show than we could feature here.
We hope to see everyone this weekend!
Botbyl Pottery & Companion Gallery
3638 East Mitchell (Hwy 152) Humboldt, TN
Friday February 8th 10am-5pm
Saturday February 9th 10am-5pm