Waynesboro’s 1st Annual Wizarding Festival (decorating)

This past Friday and Saturday was my town’s first annual Wizarding Festival. A celebration of all things related to the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Before the festival there was a lot of prep that went into getting the ceramic studio ready for the weekend.
My friend Lesley printed out all the Harry Potter fliers and proclamations you see above and we spent one evening hanging them all.

I created floating candles for the front window. You can find the tutorial I followed for those here.
Lesley created a lightening bolt stencil and we used spray chalk to help the bolts lead up to our door since the studio is located about a block off of the main square downtown. This was my first time using spray chalk, and though it is messier then I imagined, it’s really amazing. I can’t wait to try it again for future events at the studio.

When we first found out about the festival we reached out to guild members and asked them to create some magical ceramics to sell in the studio during the event. I cut out gold lightening bolts from paper to hang above the display table. We used some glittery tulle fabric to cover the table and displayed all the items in the center of the room.
We had lots of fun pulling everything together, and I am already excited about the planning for next year’s event. I’ll have more photos soon from all the parts of the festival we attended.

The Round Barn’s Corn Roast




A few weekends ago my son and I headed over to the historic round barn for their annual corn roast. If you are ever near Gettysburg PA the Round Barn is worth a stop. The have a farm store inside and welcome you to climb the steps and see inside the top floor where they hold events/weddings/etc. They had corn roasted in its husk, BBQ, and my favorite grilled peaches over vanilla ice cream!
We checked out the animals, enjoyed the band, ate, and shopped. The store has all kinds of fun things like moonshine jelly :) The Round Barn is always our go-to spot in the fall for pumpkins and gourds as they always have such a great selection and their prices are fantastic!

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.