Guest Artist Show

Our Guest Artists bring us their finest work and are here for only one month. Reception for the artists are on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month from 5-9 PM. Come to our shop on the FIRST FRIDAY and mingle with artists, meet the new guests, enjoy snacks and talk about art!


Monthly Guest Artist Application

April 2017- Toni Spencer

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“It’s All About Color” Batiks 2017 Toni Spencer has been showing her batiks as Guest Artist at PPP for many years.  A resident of the Northwest since1979 and of Idaho

December 2016 – Spokane Jeweler’s Guild

by / December 1, 2016

The shop is honored to host the Guild again this December. The group is made up of Spokane’s premier artisan jewelers working in a wide variety of materials, styles and

November 2016 – John Blessent & Hannah Charlton

by / November 1, 2016

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of November  are: John Blessent AND Hannah Charlton * * * Come and meet the artists

October 2016 – Neil Clemons & Joanne Wissink

by / October 1, 2016

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of October are: Neil Clemons Neil Clemons pairs his photographic artistry with verse to create “those moments”

August 2016 – Robin Milligan

by / July 31, 2016

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of August is Robin Milligan. Come and meet our artist at our First Friday Reception Illusions August

July 2016 – Fran Summerday & Daris Judd

by / June 30, 2016

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

June 2016 – Larry Bergman & Staci Schubert

by / May 28, 2016

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of June will feature Larry Bergman and Staci Schubert.   Come and meet our artists at

May 2016 – Kathy Lieggi

by / May 1, 2016

Kathy Lieggi is our Guest Artistis for the month of April. Stop by for the reception and meet Kathy and see her work: FIRST FRIDAY April 1st, From 5-9 PM   Kathy

April 2016 – Toni Spencer Batiks

by / March 30, 2016

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,

March 2016 – Jan Designs

by / February 26, 2016

The Guest Artist Show for the month of March will feature Jan Kruger and her new collection of works… Letter Play Artist Jan Kruger combines the art forms of Acrylic painting

February 2015 – Dan Wallat & John Rokus

by / February 1, 2016

Our February Guest Artists have a variety of works that is sure to be of interest to everyone. Come by the shop First Friday, February 5th to meet each artist personally

January & February 2016 – Garden Party Fibers

by / February 1, 2016

Juaquetta Holcomb is back this year for the months of January and February with her wonderful handspun yarns and garments. You can find her frequently in the shop on weekends with

December 2015 – Spokane Jeweler’s Guild

by / December 1, 2015

The shop is honored to host the Guild again this December. The group is made up of Spokane’s premier artisan jewelers working in a wide variety of materials, styles and

November 2015 – Patricia Barkley and John Blessent

by / November 1, 2015

Patricia Barkley will be showing her magical leaded glass snowflakes and John Blessent will be presenting his one of a kind silver art jewelry.     Meet them both Friday,

October 2015 – The Inland Northwest Wood Turners

by / October 1, 2015

The exhibit by the Inland Northwest Woodturners shows a wide diversity of techniques and styles. All pieces are made by shaping wood spinning on a lathe. The display will include

September 2015 – Dan Miller

by / September 1, 2015

Lost Light by Dan Miller From his eyes, and through the lens, let Dan Miller take you to the places of “Lost Light” in Cuba, Mesa Verde National Park, ghost

August 2015 – Linda Garratt

by / August 1, 2015

Of Monsters and Myths Come meet Linda Garratt at our First Friday reception on August 7th, from 5:00-9:00pm. Pottery Place Plus 203 N. Washington (adjacent to Aunties Books). Call 509-327-6920

July 2015 – Anthony Gallaher

by / July 1, 2015

“I Dream in Color” Anthony Gallaher, a long time member of the cooperative, is known for his beautiful sculptural jewelry, “Fired Elements”. He has been exploring mixed media two dimensional

April 2017- Toni Spencer

“It’s All About Color”

Batiks 2017

Awesome Crow Batik

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Toni Spencer has been showing her batiks as Guest Artist at PPP for many years.  A resident of the Northwest since1979 and of Idaho since 2001, she has taken part in art shows from Alaska to California for more than 30 years.   All her batiks start with original drawings often inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.  They may start there but sometimes they take on a life of their own and turn out very different than originally planned.  The batiks are created with either silk Broadcloth or a silk Jacquard.  A wax mixture is used as a resist and vats of dye are used to apply the color,  working from the lightest color to the darkest. The distinctive crackle found in batiks is created when the wax cracks and allows the dye to penetrate to the fabric. Some of the crackle happens on it’s own and some are manipulated to add to the design.

Come and meet Toni and some of our member artists at our First Friday reception on Friday, April 7th, 2017.  5-9 p.m.   Fabulous chocolate chip cookies and other goodies will be provided.

New Year’s Eve – First Night Spokane

First Night 2016

December 2016 – Spokane Jeweler’s Guild

Jeweler's Guild3The shop is honored to host the Guild again this December. The group is made up of Spokane’s premier artisan jewelers working in a wide variety of materials, styles and techniques.

Jeweler's Guild2Meet the participating members during the

First Friday Reception

December 2nd 5pm 9pm.

 

Along with our regular jewelers, Fired Elements, Maille and More Chainworks, Coppermoon Studio, Four Winds Creations and Rainy Summer Designs the addition of the Guild makes The Pottery Place Plus the go-to destination for all your fine jewelry purchases this holiday season.

 

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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

* * *

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.

October 2016 – Neil Clemons & Joanne Wissink

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

Neil Clemons

Neil Clemons pairs his photographic artistry with verse to create “those moments” in print.

Joanne Wissink

Joanne Wissink bends leather as if clay to form beautiful images on leather for adornments for any season.

Come and meet the artists at our

First Friday Reception

October 7, 2016 from 5-9 PM

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

Neil Clemons 

neil-clemonsThink of me as a hyphenated artist–a Writer-Photographer. This isn’t a “job” or a “career.” Playful art is my passion. Photography in my 70s is fun–whimsical, expressive, explorative. I play when I use my camera and again when I edit images on the computer. As I marry visual images with poems, quotes, and pithy ideas, again I am playing: seeking to amplify and deepen the art of word-image compositions. With photography I celebrate life; each image is meant as an invitation to participate in this spirit-lifting enterprise.


Joanne Wissink

I have always been a “maker.”

joanne-wissinkCrafting as a child, then sewing, embroidery, crocheting, knitting, and painting as an adult. But my leather adventure began when I met a rancher/ cowboy from Montana. He taught me how to tie rope halters, and as I worked, he made leather and rope items for horsemen. Leftover leather scraps, and a desire to try something new, led to a world of hides, dyes tools hardware and experimentation. He doesn’t have enough scraps for me any longer…..
I love the smell and the feel of leather, and unrolling a new hide for the first time, revealing it’s smooth surface, and ragged edges. I love the way it takes dyes differently with each new hide. It lends itself to individuality, and this quality remains essential to my mission. Each bracelet is cut and beveled, burnished, cased and stamped (or tooled), dyed and waxed, completely by hand. Whether it is tooledjoanne-wissink-leather or stamped, a cuff or a beveled and burnished double or triple wrap, each step is taken with the goal of bringing out the best in that morsel of le Each cuff makes a statement, and the wraps are versatile, flexible and fun! The way leather softens and warms when worn, or stays curved when you take it off, and the way each person gives it a patina that is unique to the wearer.

August 2016 – Robin Milligan

The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of August is Robin Milligan.

Come and meet our artist at our

First Friday Reception

Illusions

August 5, 2016 from 5-9 PM

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

Robin Milligan

RobinMilliganRobin Milligan 2“I’ve never been bothered by being up to my elbows in mud. The earthy smell of wet clay and the feel of it on my hands remind me of being a kid and playing in the mud. The process of art making is meditation for me. All of the stresses of the week melt away into the piece I’m currently involved with. Each piece is an extension of me, a piece of myself, as I believe most art is for its creator. My art works are the transmutations of my experiences and being into objects, creating a kind of storage space for the old, and making room for the new.”

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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June 2016 – Larry Bergman & Staci Schubert


The Guest Artist Show at the Pottery Place Plus Artisan’s cooperative for the month of June will feature Larry Bergman and Staci Schubert.

 

Come and meet our artists at our

First Friday Reception

June 3, 2016 from 5-9 PM

Leather and Ink

at 203 N. Washington, Adjacent to Aunties Bookstore.

 

B-17-Over-Berlin BergmanArtist Larry Bergman creates pen and ink drawings drawings, incorporating geometric lines, random graphics and images drawn with minute pen strokes.

Over a period of fifty plus years, he has dabbled in art using pencil, pastels and ink. Larry was unable to seriously develop what has clearly become a passion until after retirement in 2012. Talent that had lain dormant surfaced and since then he’s dedicated his time to his love of pen and ink drawing. Themes vary and germinate from anything that piques his interest and captures his imagination at the time. Larry’s Enola-Gay-B-29 Bergmancomplex pen and ink drawings incorporate geometric lines, random graphics and images drawn with minute pen strokes.

Larry’s background has included serving in the U.S. Navy, being a disc jockey, owning his own radio production company and insurance sales and training, all of which in some form utilized his creativity. He thoroughly has enjoyed bicycle touring and backpacking with his wife and friends and, though he no longer backpacks, he loves hiking in the great outdoors and scrapbooking.

 


 

Staci-Schubert-Leather

Staci Schubert’s art is a collaboration of nature and culture, a meeting point between urban-luxe and funky country. Staci was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City and came to age in the grunge-sleek decade that defined her generation. Like her personality, her art is both classic and current, a combination of fast paced sleek meets rural chic. Staci moved west in 1993, to Laguna Beach, after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in graphic design. After a few years in the fast paced fashion industry, collaborating with design houses Roxy and Harley Davidson, Staci developed her rough and sexy approach to accessory design. “I wanted to give the “soft core (not raging, but not popcorn)” girls a venue to express their sexiness,” Schubert says, “Lot’s of girls like being soft and sexy, but also like to find their edge. I like to design my products to that “edge.” That is why I use leather and incorporate WOOD, metal and bone elements into my designs. I also use that same premise when designing my leather cuffs, they aren’t bracelets, that’s just too . . . nice.”

Schubert-dragon-cuffUsing her success as a designer in the high pressure world of So Cal fashion, she decided to “go rogue” and develop her own line of high-end handbags, sourced from the best leather available on the free-trade market. Quality of goods, and quality of life of those who provide them, is a high priority for Staci, and she makes sure all of her products are produced with integrity, which is why she is a “small batch” producer, emphasizing quality over volume. Staci found a receptive audience in the Laguna arts community, receiving a commission to design her bags for the cast of “Queer Eye for the straight guy” as well as being a featured artist at the Sawdust Festival and being published in both Newport Coast Magazine and the LA Times as a distinguished artist.

Schubert-wrap-cuffNow located in Sandpoint, Idaho, Staci incorporates the wildness of the nature she thrives in, into her designs. Staci’s unique artistic process combines both new world technology and old world techniques. Contemporary graphics, custom dye process & custom color process are evident in her works. Her leather bag & jewelry lines fuse Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in breathtakingly unique and relevant, wearable works of art.

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Staci is devoted to the development of both her fashion lines: her boho jewelry which includes innovative collections such as LOVE | MIX CULTURE | and FLOWER OF LIFE | Leather Bracelets and Exotic Wood Necklaces, in addition to her fine leather handbag collection.

May 2016 – Kathy Lieggi

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

FIRST FRIDAY

April 1st, From 5-9 PM

 

KathyLieggi2Kathy Lieggi has been repurposing vintage silverplate and glassware since 2003. When Kathy was a young child, her grandmother encouraged her creative spirit and ignited her interest in arts and crafts. Grandma Margaret was a competent artist with an eye for reusing everyday household items, turning them into beautiful and often functional pieces of art. Kathy has followed her lead and now repurposes found items giving them new life. Her beautiful wind chimes are made from vintage silverplate. The utensils are carefully chosen to enhance the featured piece from which they hang. She uses nylon coated steel wire in her work giving them durability to last many years in the outdoors. Each wind chime is a unique creation, with its own sound and personality. Kathy’s wind chimes will surely add character and charm to your home or garden. Likewise, her wire wrapped glass luminaries and vases are created without the aid of jigs or dies. Kathy bends each piece of wire by hand, employing a small pair of needle-nosed pliers as her only aid. She carefully chooses each set of beads to embellish and enhance the glassware. These pieces are designed to bring color, elegance, and whimsy to your homes’ interior. In honor of Kathy’s grandmother mentioned above, she has named her business Maggie May Collection.KathyLieggi3

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!

March 2016 – Jan Designs

The Guest Artist Show for the month of March will feature Jan Kruger and her new collection of works…

Letter Play

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Artist Jan Kruger combines the art forms of Acrylic painting and the bold marks of Calligraphy to create one of a kind art pieces.

Jan is a regular Visiting Artist in our gallery. We are excited to be showing her special collection for the month of March at the Guest Artist Show. Come and meet her at our First Friday Reception on March 4, 2016 from 5-10 PM

 

 

Tumbling-lettersJan was first introduced to Calligraphy during high school and she has continued to study in many design and calligraphy courses since then including classes at The Spokane Art School,   The Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, and many Calligraphy conventions and workshops including a year long study in Seattle in 1995.

Calligraphic lettering has many other uses than the manuscript writing of the Middle Ages.  It has become an art form all its own.  Calligraphy today combines many other types of art such as handmade paper, paper marbling, collage, watercolor painting, gold leafing, and acrylic painting.  Many of these different art forms can be seen in Jan’s artwork as she combines her love of color and painting with letters to design one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Jan has exhibited at The Spokane Art School, The Corbin Art School, Show of Hands Gallery, Northwest Artist’s, and various banks, libraries and wineries.

She has been a member or guest artist at Pottery Place Plus for many years.

Jan is the owner of    Jan designs, a graphic design firm started in 1979 located in North Spokane.  There she produces one -of-a-kind calligraphic artwork as well as a line of verses and sayings, dream books, canvasses and greeting cards.

She is also the author of a published book.

To see more of Jan’s collections visit 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!

February 2015 – Dan Wallat & John Rokus

Our February Guest Artists have a variety of works that is sure to be of interest to everyone. Come by the shop First Friday, February 5th to meet each artist personally and see their exclusive works! Remember, they will be here all month…

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Dan Wallat

Dan has lived in the Spokane area all his life. His connection with nature was formed from years spent backpacking, camping, and fishing in the Northwest. He enjoys painting his favorite images from the locations he’s visited. Since his retirement in 2012, he’s been studying oil painting under local western artist, Joe Kronenberg. He continues to strive to improve as an artist in capturing the natural beauty around us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Rokus SculptureJohn Rokus does steel sculpture – you have to see it to believe it! Sophisticated and fun all at the same time!

This is what John tells us about himself:

Born native to Oregon in 1971.
Lived in most of the western states, Portugal and Cape Verde Islands.
Lifetime avid creator and recycler.
God fearing Father of 3 and Husband of 1 true love.
Steel, Stone and all things everlasting are my favorite mediums.
Sound, movement and esthetics are found in my works which range from Harmonics to Hot Rods.

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The majority of my inspiration comes from the desire to create that which has never been created before.

January & February 2016 – Garden Party Fibers

imageJuaquetta Holcomb is back this year for the months of January and February with her wonderful handspun yarns and garments. You can find her frequently in the shop on weekends with her wheel spinning and fleece being spun into her beautiful skeins of yarn.

imageJuaquetta says: I learned to spin in the early 1990’s while living in Minnesota. I have been teaching knitting and sewing my entire life, with a Home Economics degree from Iowa State University providing a good foundation. I taught myself spinning for a few years, and then as spinning became more popular I took many workshops from famous teachers in spinning special fibers, different techniques and dye workshops.

Now living outside Spokane Washington my spinning has grown into a business I call Garden Party Fibers, this reflects my favorite place to spin, out in my gardens overlooking the mountains of north Idaho. I use wool, alpaca and mohair from local sheep growers.

imageA typical day finds me home washing wool, immersing it into roasters of colorful dyes. Most yarns I use only a picker for processing before spinning on my Louet wheel. This minimum processing helps preserve the beauty of the fiber and keeps the colors distinct. Each skein is about 3 hours work and most are put into 105 yard skeins.

imageThese yarns can be found at many yarn shops, local NW art festivals and weekends I set up my booth at the Kootenai County farmers market in Coeurd’Alene Idaho. I have designed many unique garment patterns for you to knit or crochet with these rustic yarns. My yarns have inspired many to take up their needles and knit again. Knitters can’t wait to knit with these unique rustic yarns and spinners find themselves experimenting with some rustic yarns of their own.

You can contact me at:

Email: Yarn@GardenPartyFibers.com

Website: GardenPartyFibers.com

Etsy: GardenPartyFibers.etsy

Phone: 509-290-0151

First Night Spokane – December 31, 2015

Join us December 31st for a fun night celebrating the coming new year with:

FIRST NIGHT SPOKANE

Winter Festival of Arts & Entertainment

7 to 11:40 pm

Enjoy the amazing talents and artwork of:

Amy Wharf – showcasing her skills on the potter’s wheel

Juaquetta Holcomb – creating homespun yarn

Anthony Gallaher – crafting jewelry

Loran Rants – a pen turner

First Night Schedule of Events

First Night Event Map

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

And

Hope to see you there!

December 2015 – Spokane Jeweler’s Guild

Jeweler's Guild3The shop is honored to host the Guild again this December. The group is made up of Spokane’s premier artisan jewelers working in a wide variety of materials, styles and techniques.

 

Jeweler's Guild2Meet the participating members during the First Friday Reception, December 4th 5pm-10pm. Along with our regular jewelers, Fired Elements, Maille and More Chainworks, Coppermoon Studio, Four Winds Creations and Rainy Summer Designs the addition of the Guild makes The Pottery Place Plus the go-to destination for all your fine jewelry purchases this holiday season.

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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.

November 2015 – Patricia Barkley and John Blessent

Silver Set
blue necklacePatricia Barkley
will be showing her magical leaded glass snowflakes and John Blessent will be presenting his one of a kind silver art jewelry.

 

 

Meet them both Friday, November 6th from 5-10pm at the First Friday Reception.

Necklace Set

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October 2015 – The Inland Northwest Wood Turners

The exhibit by the Inland Northwest Woodturners shows a wide diversity of techniques and styles. All pieces are made by shaping wood spinning on a lathe. The display will include utilitarian items with clean simple lines, pieces made from highly figured hardwoods, segmented vessels with intricate geometric patterns and pieces turned from a burl resulting in organic shapes with piercings and bark remnants. All pieces are handsomely finished to accentuate the grain, color and shading of the wood.

 

 

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September 2015 – Dan Miller

Dan Miller Truck 2Lost Light by Dan Miller

From his eyes, and through the lens, let Dan Miller take you to the places of “Lost Light” in Cuba, Mesa Verde National Park, ghost towns and the urban Northwest. Come experience the emotional connection Dan has developed with every image in his collection. Meet the artist at the First Friday reception, September 4th from 5-10pm. 203 N Washington, Downtown Spokane.

 

Dan Miller Window LightDan says of his work:

I’ve always been fascinated by derelict buildings and ghost towns. Shooting the Bodie ghost town in California, historic cemeteries and ramshackle buildings in urban centers throughout the Northwest.

In May 2011 I had the honor of being selected for the artist in residence program at Mesa Verde National Park. In February of 2015 I travelled to Havana and Trinidad Cuba to photograph the rich culture, architecture and people before Cuba becomes officially open. I have been taking pictures since I was nine. I’ve been a commercial photographer and co-taught field, studio and darkroom workshops.

 

 

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August 2015 – Linda Garratt

Of Monsters and Myths

Come meet Linda Garratt at our First Friday reception on

August 7th, from 5:00-9:00pm.

Pottery Place Plus 203 N. Washington (adjacent to Aunties Books).

Call 509-327-6920 for further information.

Of Monsters & Myths 2Linda, a longtime member of the shop, says of her work:
“Stories of other times and places, myth and legend have always fascinated me. For this show I have embraced theses stories; creating free standing sculptures, wall pieces of winged dragons, mere people and other creatures of my imagination.

Of Monsters & Myths 3I use slabs of clay to build my pieces starting from the bottom, and working up. They are hollow inside, so I work by keeping the clay moist and soft enough to continue building upward, while letting the piece harden enough to hold up the weight of the work.
I studied under Bill Sage at Eastern Washington University and graduated with a B.A. in Art. I became a member of the Pottery Place Plus in August of 1979.”

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July 2015 – Anthony Gallaher

“I Dream in Color”

I Dream in ColorAnthony Gallaher, a long time member of the cooperative, is known for his beautiful sculptural jewelry, “Fired Elements”. He has been exploring mixed media two dimensional painting in his new body of work “Fresco Elements”. The Pottery Place Plus is honored to present his new works. Please come and meet Anthony at his reception, Friday July 3rd from 5:00-9:00pm.

Anthony GallaherAnthony says about his work: “My inspiration comes from history, nature and a real desire to appeal to the viewer by sharing my heart and soul with a surge of colors, movement and textures. I believe that art lives in the heart and soul of an artist, and there are as yet undiscovered avenues by which to express the labyrinth of creativity hidden within. I am color-blind and can only imagine the hues of green and red, peach, yellow and gray. I hope that what I can see with my heart will be pleasing to those who can enjoy the colors and personality of my work.”