Sunday, May 31, 2015

Swinging Into Summer

The summer schedule is forming!
Stay tuned for updates!

Traces: Vanishing Landscapes
August 28-September 19, 2015
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine

 The Silence Between
Ceramic, by Shanna Wheelock

Traces: Vanishing Landscapes” highlights the visions of three Maine artists who examine what is left behind as the state’s economy “modernizes” and shifts.  The exhibit offers an engaging and contemporary dialogue on changing Maine life that is relevant throughout the state.  At the same time, the deep personal connections that Sarah Brayman, Lisa Tyson Ennis and Shanna Wheelock bring to their subject matter ensures a heartfelt meditation on change, threading together sense of place and small-town life. Permeating these three artists’ visions is a respect for common objects, and the people who made, used or sold them. National and global trends, such as the international migration of industry, fisheries depletion, chain-store domination of retail, and reorganization and consolidation of education will be grounded in the concrete realities of the areas the artists call home: Lubec and Brunswick areas of Maine, as well as the Canadian isle of Newfoundland.  

Crow Town Gallery 2015 Resident Artists
It is an honor to be included among this year's resident artists at Crow Town Gallery, alongside Bonnie Beard, Sheryl Denbo, and Stephen Dinsmore. We have three shows slated for the 2015 season. Please join us at the opening receptions, listed below:

Sheryl Denbo Solo: Opens June 25
Group Show #1(all four artists): Opens July 16

Home Gardeners' Fair
Sunday, June 7th
Lubec Consolidated School

I'll be there with my pottery!

Join in a fun and educational event with workshops and vendors provided by local expertise. Come learn about raised bed construction, raising vegetables, companion planting, soil building, canning, homesteading with animals and much more. The annual Downeast Coastal Conservancy plant sale will be there, along with seedlings for sale. The event is sponsored by the Lubec Community Outreach Center (LCOC), Transition Lubec, Lubec Open Market, Herbminders of Maine, Coast of Maine and Old Sow Farm. For questions, please contact Heidi Herzeberger 733-4688

2015 Bay of Fundy International Marathon

Catch me and my Cobscook Pottery wares this June at the:

Bay of Fundy International Marathon Expo
at Lubec Consolidated School
Saturday, June 27th
9:00 am  - 6:00 pm eastern time

Marathon Street Fair
Sunday, June 28th
Downtown Lubec
9:00 am -3:00 pm

Also note: there is a fair on Campobello Island on Saturday, too, with music and crafts. Grab your passport and head on over!! You'll find more detailed info on the marathon website, listed above.

Lubec Farmers' Market
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am
Beginning June 13th

I'll be there vending my wares most Saturdays this summer! I tend to skip out on rainy days and occasionally have to miss due to other engagements. Either way, it's a wonderful way to spend your Saturday morning with yummy locally grown and prepared foods, arts and crafts, and live music!

Artsipelago Artist Studio Tour
July 18 and 19
10am-5pm eastern time
Come visit me during tour weekend for a glimpse at my studio and art practice!
Artsipelago Website

Cobscook Pottery is OPEN for the season!

Pottery, art, jewelry. Open most days this summer by chance or appointment. Look for the OPEN flag and sign in North Lubec. I am always happy to open off hours to accommodate your needs. Just give me a call or send me an email through my website or facebook:
Website Email
Cobscook Pottery on Facebook


My primary winter and spring pottery project has been creation of this year's marathon awards. It's down to the wire now!!! I'm just finishing up the last set of age category medallions. Bouli has been keeping and eye on production, as you can see.

The Enkindled Spring
by D.H. Lawrence
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.

I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.

And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that's gone astray, and is lost.

Barnacles and weed at Mowry Beach, Lubec.

A foggy day in downtown Lubec.

Boats in Johnson Bay, Lubec, Maine.

The annual Tide Mill farms seedling sale, heralding the start of planting season.
I snagged a few of my favorites, of course!!!

Old mill exterior, Grafton, Vermont

My sister and I had a night out in Portland, enjoying the the music of Xavier Rudd and The United Nations. This was my first time to Port City Music Hall, and I loved the venue!
Thanks for the photo, Chris Jandreau!

Bello with a carved scallop pot.

I've been away from blogging lately (I probably start most blog entries like this now!). It's taking some focus to get back in the groove and I hope to keep a more regular schedule. The positive point to this absence is that I have been keeping myself busy with various projects and even a bit of socializing and travel. A self-admitted workaholic, I have been attempting to change my ways and sprinkle in a bit of fun now and again.

My love affair with Lubec is still going strong and I am looking forward to staying a bit closer to home this summer to focus on creative projects in my own backyard, so to say. As one of the resident artists at Crow Town Gallery, I will be "sitting" one day a week(come say hello!!!), plus keeping my own shop open, and participating in the farmers' market. With the addition of two exhibits at Crow Town Gallery and one at Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, my work flow will be more varied this summer. Usually summer months are devoted wholly to pottery production, but this summer I am looking forward to sculpture, painting, and drawing....once I get shops stocked and marathon awards done and delivered, that is!

I also look forward to seeing the usual suspects this summer as they begin to filter back into Lubec. Beach walks are becoming a bit more pleasant with warmer temps and I sure am glad to see that the snow has finally melted in full. What a winter that was! I love all the seasons, even winter...but shoveling...not so much. Now it's all about blooming flowers, green trees, happy birds, peepers, and soon fire pits and fireflies. Live music never skipped a beat here, even in the coldest and darkest of days. I'm thankful for my friends who keep that rolling! And for all my crazy dancing friends!

Now to leave this laptop and move my way toward the cave for an afternoon and evening pot trimming session.

A potter's work is never done.

But that's a good thing!