The Ceramic Shop

My friend Lesley and I took a trip to The Ceramic Shop here in PA. While it’s not a bad drive, its a little over two hours so not something we would do very often. We had so much fun looking at all the glazes, underglazes, and clays. In the end we each bought a small bag of blue porcelain clay to try out, and split a bag of very dark brown clay called Brown Bear. Looking back on this mini road trip reminded me that I never posted about my time at NSECA (the ceramic convention in Pittsburgh) so I am going to work on gathering up my photos to share from that trip. It’s always so much fun to look at all the possibilities when it comes to ceramics. So many things to explore!!

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester VA

In late June my son and I joined my friend Katie and her son in Winchester VA to check out the lego exhibit at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The museum also includes the R. Lee Taylor miniatures collection, extensive gardens, and ever changing art exhibits. It was such a beautiful day when we visited, sunny but with a nice breeze to keep things from being too hot. There are many Lego sculptures by Sean Kenney through out the gardens, but I also really loved looking at all the dollhouses inside.