The Artist January is always an odd month. After weeks working on holiday commissions, traveling to shows, and gatherings with family and friends, the beginning of each year is startlingly slow. There are few sales, and fewer shows to attend; it seems the whole world is temporarily “shopped out.” It gives an artist and business owner… Continue reading State of the Clay – January 2019 – Ambitions and Reality
The Artist Summer always seems to get away from me more quickly than I’d like. The draft of this post was started in the beginning of August, but crafting and shows took their toll on my time, and I find myself finishing it at the end of September. After a long, hot summer in the… Continue reading State of the Clay – August/September 2018 – A Long-Delayed Update
Happy July! Syracuse has been “enjoying” a period of incredibly hot weather, the result of which is me hiding in the air conditioning, working with somewhat melty clay. Ah, the joys of summer! The Artist In spite of all that’s been going on, I’ve managed to keep my sanity this month! I finished my first… Continue reading State of the Clay – July 2018 – Busy, busy, busy!
Hi followers! Yes, you read that right, the blog is back! Considering how well my previous attempts to update on a weekly/biweekly/whatever basis went, I’m switching to a monthly post called The State of the Clay, to keep you updated on the latest goings-on in my World of Clay™. Let’s get started! The Artist Boy… Continue reading State of the Clay – June 2018 – A blog post? Inconceivable!
We’re back after an incredibly long blog silence! Welcome to my new followers from craft shows or word-of-mouth or whatever brings you to my page. It’s been a while since I last posted, not for lack of action on my part, but a lack of blog post topics. I’ll work on being better at that… Continue reading Summertime at the Craft Fair
For a few brief moments, it was as though spring had come early to central New York, only for us to be buried in snow today. Oh, well. It’ll be back. What’s going on with Eclectic Clay? We have an Instagram account! You can follow @eclecticclay for all sorts of photos. Presently I’m participating in… Continue reading In like a lion and…back out like a lion again!
From January through March, it can be a bit slow in the craft business. The major holidays are over and the weather is generally grey, making it a great time to hole up in your studio and try out something new! I’ve been knocking around The Blue Bottle Tree again in search of inspiration and… Continue reading Circuit Boards and Mica Shift
Happy holidays, followers! I hope yours were enjoyable and relaxing. We’re back from the traditional family visits and I am contemplating cleaning out my work space…. Hey, who wants to see some commission photos? 2016 was a good year for variety; I had a lot of new requests that really tested my claim that I… Continue reading 2016 Holiday Commission Wrap-up
Hi everyone! Syracuse is buried in snow and we’re getting down to the end of the year. Your last chance to meet me in person will be at Peaks Coffee on December 17th from 10am-3pm. After that, I’ll be busy wrapping up the last of the commissions and getting ready to spend the holidays with… Continue reading Music Box Madness
Happy discount candy day, everyone! Here at Eclectic Clay we’re diving right in to November, which means holiday prep! The shop has been updated with my full inventory of product for all of your holiday shopping needs, and if you’re thinking about a holiday commission, don’t hesitate to get in touch – I’m extending the… Continue reading Halloween Treat Geek Grab-Bag