Waynesboro’s 1st Annual Wizarding Festival (my class)

One of the exciting things about the Wizarding Festival was I was going to be teaching my first ceramics class. I’ll be teaching one class each month ages 13 and up. Because of course I love any excuse to make things that follow a theme I had to make Harry Potter treat prop boxes to go with the snacks for my class.
The students created cauldron mugs, and use alphabet noodles to create a one of a kind piece.


I made butterbeer fudge using this recipe, boy oh boy was it sweet! I had candy from Honeydukes and butterbeer to drink (our drinking butterbeer was really vanilla ice cream and cream soda with butterscotch syrup)

I can’t wait to show you the mugs again once they are glazed and fired. You can find my upcoming classes on the Ceramic Guild’s website here. My September class is doily bowls, and Oct a Halloween witch or pumpkin ring holder.

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!