Donna is a great supporter of artists such as me. Her B&B's walls feature local art and she features locally raised produce when possible. We both have a mutual friend named Lucy Fagella. Lucy and her potter colleagues have a twice yearly event called The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. Several different potters open up their studios to the public and sell their wares. The potters are located up and down our gorgeous valley from Northampton to Northfield. The spring event is this weekend April 25/26.
You can purchase incredible handmade pottery at nine different studios. Each studio is also hosting a "guest potter." There will be all kinds of styles of pottery available. Our friend Lucy makes gorgeous work. I especially like these pouring batter bowls.
Lucy has a stop action video on making an Asparagus Tray on Instagram here.
|Photo by Rikki Snyder from Crafting a Colorful Home|
Molly Cantor of Shelburne makes beautiful carved ceramics - sometimes in black and white like the sunflower platter below and sometimes with added colors. She says the technique - called sgraffito - is similar to making a linoleum cut block. I love this look.
If you are local - check out The Asparagus Valley Potters Trail. Here is the website for further information. It is a nice day out in a beautiful part of New England. This coming Saturday and Sunday April 25/26. You can follow them on Facebook here.