Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 4 & 5, 10 – 4 PM at Free Union Country School

Acorn tureen with "stick" lable
Acorn tureen has new “branch” ladle!

See this and other new work at Free Union Fine Craft Show this weekend. Plus I’m really excited to have Jan Russell’s fiber art and jewelry and Margie Shepherd’s quilts as new additions to the show. You will also find your favorite socks and more gorgeous yarns to knit even more gifts from Kid Hollow Farm. Megan LeBoutillier will have unique mixed media work in glass, fiber, and paper. Anne Scarpa McCauley finds ingenuous ways to weave that pesky honeysuckle vine into unique baskets. And her sister Maria will be sending some fabulous wood burning art. And speaking of wood, Jim Sprinkle turns bowls like none you have ever seen before – each one a work of art. Leather accesories come alive from the talented hands of Sharon Duvall.

So why go to the mall when you can enjoy shopping as an art experience? Yummy snacks and easy parking come with the deal. The show is free, so come both days! More information at 434-973-6846.

New Work – Fall 2010

Raku workshop a success!

Participants pose with their raku pots.
Participants pose with their raku pots.

Ten people joined Nancy for the inaugural summer Raku workshop held August 6 -8 at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. Everyone agreed that such a fine experience should be repeated. I think we will. You can see a video
at . Thanks to Patrick Gibson for posting.

‘Nancy O’ accepted in Virginia Artists 2010 – Juried Exhibition

July 17 – August 29, 2010
Virginia Artists 2010 – Juried Exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, Virginia

My pot “Bronze Iris” from the Nancy O series of vessels is included in the show. Nancy Sausser of the Mclean Project for the Arts selected 110 pieces by 101 artists from 763 works submitted this year.




Raku workshop coming in August

August 6 – 8 Raku workshop at Mary Baldwin College
Open to anyone with an interest in clay. No experience necessary. You can learn on the job. Limited to first 15 people who register. Workshop is already half full.
Contact Nancy to register and for more information.

Friday, August 6 – 9 – 2 pm – making pots.
Saturday, August 7 – 10 – 2 pm - glazes mixed and pots glazed. Lots to learn.
Sunday, August 8 – 10am until all pots fired. We’ll be firing pots.

Costs: $200 with good discounts for MBC and PVCC students and MBC faculty and staff.

Nancy wins second place at ART in the PARK.

I was honored to accept the second place award at Art in the Park in Staunton, Virginia on May 29 and 30, 2010.  The judge, from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, took many hours and spoke with all the artists before making her selections.

Staunton Art in the Park

May 29 and 30 - 
 Gypsy Hill Park will be the site of Art in the Park under the trees near the bandstand. This show is free and accessible with a wide selection of art and fine craft -entertainment daily and specialty foods available. Staunton is home to several historic architectural districts to include in your weekend visit.

VMRC 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

May 28 – June 30, 2010 -
The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, VA will host this very "Grasslands" fan bowlspecial art exhibit of 82 two dimensional works and 17 three dimensional works by 91 artists from 22 states. I am excited to have “Grasslands” a fan bowl in the exhibition. An opening reception will be held June 6 from 2 – 4 PM in Park Gables Main Street Gallery.


Upcoming Wedding!

Rebecca Stinnette, from Free Union, is marrying Jon Shealy on May 1, 2010. They have registered for pottery with me. Check the wedding registry page soon to see their wish list. It’s exciting to be making pots for the next generation!