September 23, 2009

Iris Minc, Purple Sage Pottery videos

We have a new pottery video interview/demonstration on our website. We've been selling the ceramic work of Iris Minc, owner of Purple Sage Pottery in Merrimac, Mass., for awhile now, and we sat down with her while she was throwing teacups on her pottery wheel. She talks about wheel thrown and slab pottery, her different glazes, and the kiln firing process. If you're new to pottery and would like to learn more about the work involved, from a local potter too, this is is terrific and fascinatng information.The interview is divided into four videos (one about her, and three about the craft). Click here to go to the videos page.

Color woodblock prints by Matt Brown

Woodblock prints by Matt Brown are now hanging in our gallery. Using multiple blocks of wood, and carving different parts of the final image into each block, Matt creates layered pictorial scenes of the lakes, mountains and oceans. They're wonderful to see in person and I hope you'll stop in to take a look.

September 10, 2009

ArtWalk 10/24/09

The next Newburyport ArtWalk is Saturday, 10/24 from 3 to 7 pm.

September 1, 2009

Invitation Nights 12/4 and 12/11

The first two Friday nights of December are traditionally "Invitation Nights" here in Newburyport. Merchants stay open till 9 pm, serving refreshments and holiday spirit to begin the shopping season.