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November 2016 – John Blessent & Hannah Charlton

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of November  are:

John Blessent

AND

Hannah Charlton

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Come and meet the artists at our

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION

November 4, 2016 from 5-9 PM

Join us, meet the artists and find out how they create their unique pieces of art.

At 203 N. Washington, Adjacent to Aunties Bookstore in the Liberty Building


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Teaching art his entire life, at Mead High School and as adjunct art professor at Whitworth College, John has concentrated on one of a kind jewelry since his retirement from teaching. Using texture and color he creates stunning and unique jewelry.



Hannah Charlton

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Hannah Charlton’s internship at the Grunewald Guild in Plain, WA fueled her interest in traditional art forms and the relationships between art and faith. Hannah then began to study medieval art in earnest, focusing on illuminated manuscripts. She has continued to make commissioned pieces and most recently passages from The Book of the City of Ladies, a 15th-century feminist book on great women in history.

July 2016 – Fran Summerday & Daris Judd

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of July are Fran Sommerday and Daris Judd.

Come and meet our artists at our

First Friday Reception

Images and dreams

July 1, 2016 from 5-9 PM

Watery abstract paintings filled with depth and color.

Unique color and images on leather.

at 203 N. Washington, Adjacent to Aunties Bookstore.

Fran Sommerday

FranSummerday2-copyFran creates one-of-a-kind beautiful wearable lightweight jewelry byFranSummerday3 utilizing leather that has been previously used for various means (clothing attire / upholstered furnishings / bags etc) as well as re-purposing excess leather and jewelry components. Highly fashionable for all ages and clothing styles,Fran’s jewelry is affordable and unique…. always an eye catcher and conversation piece!FranSummerday1-copy

 

Daris Judd

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Daris is a multi-media artist who draws her inspiration from being

DarisJudd-copygrounded with the earth. As she says, “Nature gives us color, shape and a multitude of design possibilities. I feel my job is to use my intuition to process and present and to ignite the imagination.”

 

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April 2016 – Toni Spencer Batiks

Toni Spencer is our Guest Artistis for the month of April. Stop by for the reception and meet Toni and see her work:

Birds and Bikes

FIRST FRIDAY

April 1st, From 5-9 PM

About Toni

Toni has been showing her batiks as Guest Artist at PPP for many years. All her batiks start with her original drawings, which are often inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.

A resident of the Northwest since 1979 and of Idaho since 2001, Toni has taken part in art shows from Alaska to California for more than 30 years.

 

About Batik

BatikBatik is a “resist” technique. Melted wax is applied to the fabric, then the fabric is dipped in dye (the waxed areas “resist” the dyes). The fabric is allowed to dry before repeating the process again for each color in the design working from the lightest color to the darkest.

Care and planning must be taken with choice of colors because each new color mixes with the previous colors in the unwaxed areas. Mysterious and almost magical changes occur when waxed fabrics are dipped into different color baths.

The crackle or veining that appears in most Batiks is caused when the wax cracks and allows the dye to penetrate to the fabric. After the final color is applied, the wax is removed and the piece is ready for presentation.

 

See more of her work on her website!

GRAND RE-OPENING TONIGHT! OUR REMODEL IS COMPLETE!

We are so excited to be getting a fresh clean look! We have been in our current location for quite a few years and everything was getting worn out and our remodel is complete!

 Come see what our new space looks like at our…

Grand Re-Opening

First Friday, February 5, 2016

We are proud of our Spokane community that believes in the arts and local small business. We are honored by the support that made these changes possible.

Hope to see you there!

Exciting Changes for Pottery Place Plus!

We are so excited to be getting a fresh clean look! We have been in our current location for quite a few years and everything is getting worn out and a remodel is just around the corner.

At closing December 31 we won’t be opening again until January 19 for our remodel.

We will be closed January 1 through January 19, 2016

Sorry if this causes any inconvenience for anyone! But come see what our new space will look like at our…

New Grand Opening

First Friday, February 5, 2016

We are proud of our Spokane community that believes in the arts and local small business. We are honored by the support that made these changes possible.

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season

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Hope to see you there!

Out and About this Holiday Season

Be sure to support the local art fairs this holiday season! Here is a list of where our members will be:

November 6th: Liz and Dave Ulmen, Ulmen Woods, will be showing with Katie Machain at the Steam Plant for First Friday.

November 6th-8th: Peone Creek Pottery and Bungalow Craftworks will be at the Custer’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the TRAC center in Pasco Washington.

November 13th-15th: Drye Goods Studio will be at Best of the Northwest, Magnuson Park Seattle, WA.

November 20th-22nd: Peone Creek Pottery and Bungalow Craftworks will be at the Spokane Custer’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.

November 21st: Drye Goods Studio will be at Urban Art Co-op’s Holiday Bazaar.

November 28th: Donna Kulibert, Lowell Simonsen, Adam Scoggin and Michelle Schneider will be participating in the Sightly West of Spokane Tour.