Ceramic Guild Shop Makeover

In May of this year myself and fellow guild member/friend Lesley took on the task of revamping the guild’s shop. In the front area of our working studio is a nice two room shop that is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Filled with handmade pottery created right here in Waynesboro by guild members. In the photo posted in this article you can really see how it looked before.

While it was a lot of work at times (a few late nights building Ikea furniture) it was made fun with help from guild friends, fried pickles, and many many cups of coffee, and I am still so excited about how it all came together and gave the shop a fresh new look. If you are ever in South Central PA stop in for some handmade pottery shopping.

July Crafternoon

Crafternoon for July was a craft we have tried to do two different crafternoons, and each time it has rained. Solar dyeing using Lumi’s inkodye. It was starting to feel like a real cursed craft, even this time as over half of the attendees had to cancel right before the day. Then it was calling for rain! But the rain held off until after we got some items exposed, and I can’t wait to try it again with the leftover dye packs I have.
At first I tried making a pumpkin drawing with black marker on a transparency (I was ill prepared since I was expecting it to rain) that wasn’t very successful since it didn’t sit flat against my tote bag, so I tried again using cut paper and that one turned out really well. The Transparencies that my friend Stevi used also gave really great results, so I think I’ll have some made for the next time I try it out.
We did white elephant gift swap as always. I wrapped my gift in a tote bag I got off Zazzle. I like to pick up cute stuff for white elephant whenever I see things, and I got a few of these totes last Christmas when they had a huge sale.

Ocean City Maryland

In the middle of July we took a trip to Ocean City Maryland for a few days. My favorite parts of Ocean City are all the old nostalgic goodies like the Haunted House ride, the signage etc. We played Skee-ball in every arcade, went to see the wild ponies on Assateague Island, and ate Thrasher’s fries. Tom found that perfect shell in the ocean within ten minutes of us walking down along the waves. The only other shells we found the rest of the trip were small or broken. Though OC is not known for having lots of shells, so it was to be expected.
Im glad we were able to squeeze in a trip to the ocean this Summer, even if it is always so much colder then you think its going to be!