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New booth shot, taken by photographer Jim DeLutes

I will be showing my work this Sunday at a new festival on the Arapahoe Community College campus.  This show is put together by the group that does the Downtown Denver Art Festival each year over Memorial weekend.  They fashioned it after the Starving Artists Show that is in its 44th year in Milwaukee, at Mount Mary College. Their website features all the artists in attendance.  There is a $5.00 admission charge that goes to the ACC scholarship fund.  You can print out a discount coupon with this link.  You can purchase tickets online with this link.  There is a ton of free parking on campus, just go south on Santa Fe Drive–or better yet–take the light rail.

I just took the plunge and updated to Adobe Creative Suite 6 from the first version.  The interface looks very different! I can now update my blog and save photos for web viewing and it even has Dreamweaver for web development.

Anyone having fun with Fast Fire BronzClay?  I am trying to get the firing right–I had to test fire 3 times to get the correct sintering temperature for my kiln.  I like the product so far, it dries without warping as much, and is great to carve.

Hope to see you at the Affordable Arts Festival this Sunday!

CopprClay batch, drill press & engraver

The festival is in full swing and the weather couldn’t be more perfect.  There were great crowds today, lots of friends stopped in to see my new work & say hello.  I finished quite a few new pearl vessels, large and small.  I set a handful of “petal” pearls and they turned out fabulous!  They are petite and perfect to wear casually or not.  I also had a new batch of Copprclay come out of the kiln to make more earrings.  In the photo you can see my drill press to make consistent holes in the dried clay and an engraver to sign my pieces in the leather hard state.

I will be gearing up for another one day festival next Sunday, in Littleton on the campus of the Arapahoe Community College campus.  There is an admission charge,  you can print out a coupon for $1.00 off the admission of $5.00.  Or stop by my booth, I have a few flyers with a coupon attached.  The proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.  And at this show, all merchandise will be priced under $100.00.

Lastly, my week was full of emotions, as we took our youngest son to college.  It was a happy sad moment and we look forward to many new adventures ahead.

Copper necklace with hand applied patina

August 18 & 19th is the weekend of the Golden Fine Arts Festival in historic downtown Golden.  The festival runs from 10am until 5pm both days.  I’m in booth number 19.  There is no admission fee, there will be music to entertain, and a Kids Art Zone.  It’s a great festival–worth the trip to Golden.  And if you want to shop for clothing & jewelry, stop in to Baby Doe’s Clothing, Artisan Jewelry & Fine Craft at 1116 Washington Ave.  From 12pm – 3pm there will be a painting demonstration and Creative Cooking for Kids demo.

I’m also gearing up for the Affordable Arts Festival, its first year taking place on the Arapahoe Community College campus on South Santa Fe Drive.  There’s lots of parking on the grounds, and the festival runs from 10am – 5pm.  There is a $5.00 admission fee, which supports the ACC Foundation Scholarship Program.

And while down there–please check out Willow, an artisan’s market in downtown Littleton, 2400 West Main Street.  I have a collection of jewelry there now.  They were recently picked in the 5280 magazine, Top of the Town.

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My 2013 Schedule so far…

Denver Potters Assoc. Holiday Show
6th Avenue United Church
3250 E 6th Ave
Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8
www.castleclayartists.net

Arvada Center Fine Art Market
Dec 12 - 22

My Home Holiday Show
December 13 & 14

Gallery of my Work