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Handmade Omaha April 16 & 17

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Spring is here and that means you need to mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Handmade Omaha Modern Makers Spring Arts & Crafts Bazaar. Here is the  Facebook Link so that you can get an idea of what will be there on April 16 & 17. The show details are also on that home page banner on Facebook. Here is the link: HANDMADE OMAHA

I am excited to be a part of this quality show! You won’t want to miss it!

Mid America Center Arts & Crafts Council Bluffs Saturday & Sunday, March 12, 13

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern "RABBIT"

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern “RABBIT”


It’s here! My first show for 2016! I have some new items using vintage glassware and old wood toy block patterns that I have collected over the years. Come and see what it is all about at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs. Free parking, 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors. Admission: $5 (10 & under are free.)

Here is the Google Map Link for the Event: MID AMERICA CENTER, Council Bluffs
Hours: Saturday, March 12 -9am-5pm and Sunday, March 13 – 9am-4pm

Hope to see you there!

Hurray! Phase 2: Clay Studio Organization Complete


So… Phase 2 is complete which is good news. However, I did not anticipate a Phase 3 would be necessary. Next weekend, I will have to go over existing inventory for the upcoming selling season. My pricing allows people to purchase one-of-a-kind handmade art at a reasonable price – (which has always been part of my business philosophy.) So…fortunately, the remaining inventory will not take long to organize. This has not always been the case, so I am grateful for 2014!

Gotta get those taxes started! The Phase 3 will begin next Saturday and will be to organize my inventory and wrap my mind around my display plan for my home show in May, Handmade on Charles Street. This will be the 4th Annual Handmade on Charles Street Home Boutique! I can hardly believe it! Spring is just around the corner… really…

Have a great week!

Visit Creative Clay Cafe in Elkhorn this Saturday, May 31

Spring is a wonderful time to head out to the local outdoor events for some fresh air and shopping. The WHISTLE STOP COUNTRY STORE will have their Shopkeeper & Friends Antique and Artisan Market on Saturday, May 31 from 9am – 4pm. I will have my clay goods as well as my enameled copper jewelry (visit: TORCHED FUSION) there. I cannot wait for this event to arrive! Hope to see you there!

Some items to consider for purchase:
YARD ART
CLAY DISHES (some with moisturizing lotion bars)
VINTAGE SNACK TRAYS (painted & paired with clay toothpick holders for appetizers)
RECIPE / NOTE HOLDERS
OTHER CLAY HOME DECOR

Handmade on Charles Street HOSTED by Creative Clay Cafe

Handmade on Charles Street will be held Friday, May 2 – 10am-6pm and Saturday, May 3 – 9am-3pm. This event will be hosted by Creative Clay Cafe and will take place at 7746 Charles Street in Omaha.

VISIT our sister blog, FRIENDS BY DESIGN, for more information.

We will have lots of our handmade clay items as well as some of these hand-painted vintage “snack trays” that we have made into appetizer trays complete with a shot glass toothpick holder.

Rural Route Rust – A Vintage Market


I will be at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm on Saturday, April 12th for their Rural Route Rust Vintage Market show. Visit their Facebook site for more info: RURAL ROUTE RUST

We will have lots of cool handmade clay items as well as our enameled copper jewelry at the show. More of our enameled jewelry can be seen on our other blog: TORCHED FUSION

Our clay garden art will be in full bloom! Clay birds, too! Plus our lotion bars to keep your hands healthy after digging in your garden dirt!! We are really excited to be a part of this show! Hope we see you there!!

Recent Clay Projects for Smiling Turtle Art Spot


Some new clay projects to add to my artwork at Smiling Turtle Art Spot. Click here to visit their website: SMILING TURTLE
Three additional new artists (including me) will be featured at a little reception on Sunday, March 2nd from 2-4pm. The gallery, itself, will be open from 1-4 Sunday. Directions including a map is on their website.

It would be a great way to spend some time this Sunday afternoon! The weather will be cold, but it is warm and welcoming inside! I hope you can make it!

More events to come!
Deb