Our Next Show: Monument Square Art Festival ~~ Racine, WI


We are honored to have been juried into this outstanding Midwest Art Festival. Please find John at booth #10.

Along with our usual array of our functional pottery that makes your life beautiful will be many of our Mug-O-Rama Project mugs, some of the over 100 one of a kind mugs we made for the Door County Potter’s Guild show in early May.

Our gallery, with the same complement of pottery, and with the addition of Tom and Margaret Dietrich paintings, will be open Saturday.

Monument Square Facebook Page

I just received these two awards: Awesome Blossom and Because You’re Fantabulous Award.

I just received this today and all I can say is it’s nice to be noticed!! Thanks to my fellow blogger Elizabeth Rose of Elizabeth Rose Mysteries.

It is these twin awards:
Fantabulous and Awesome Blossom Awards


which are straight from the heart and mind of Bally Bin, author of

The Good, Bad and Ludicrous

And I got the award from Elizabeth Rose of elizabethrosemysteries

I’m quoting from Elizabeth Rose now “This is the exact text that came with these awards, and I’m keeping it intact because it is perfect: Awards are nice – they are the equivalent of Girl’s Night Out or a Night with the Guys where you compliment each other, share juicy tidbits about yourself and then inform the group of what amazing find you came across last week.

However, for a variety of reasons there are those who choose not to accept or pass on awards. For those who like the idea of having an award or two on their site, but aren’t up to the work involved or feel like they’ll somehow betray those they follow by narrowing a list down to just 10 – here’s two awards you are welcome to put on your site if I’ve followed you, Liked one of your posts or left a comment that included the link to this page.

You are also free to bestow these no-strings attached Awards to others as you see fit – these images are free to use as long as you and others don’t pretend they are your own. If you wish to link back here, Fantabulous – but not required.”

Thanks so much, Elizabeth Rose, for sharing this wonderful gift.

Get to Know an Artist – Island Orchard Cider | Ellison Bay Arts

We specialize in a Normandy Style Cider. Our family produces traditional French ciders which are dry, crisp and refreshing.
Come visit our Ellison Bay Cider House and see where the handcrafted ciders are fermented & bottled. Then enjoy samples in our Tasting Room. Gluten-Free 7% Alcohol.

Get to Know an Artist – Island Orchard Cider | Ellison Bay Arts.

Get to Know an Artist – The Clearing Folk School | Ellison Bay Arts


The Clearing Folk School’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center and Bookstore Gift Shop will warmly welcome visitors with docent tours and demonstrations of fine crafts and art by The Clearing’s talented volunteers.   The school was founded in 1935 by renowned Danish-born landscape architect Jens Jensen, and is listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places.  The Clearing provides weeklong classes and retreats for adults May through October, plus one-, two- and three-day classes mid-June through mid-November.  Homemade cookies and beverages will be available, as well as catalogs for this year’s program classes. Sign up to win some unique door prizes.

Get to Know an Artist – The Clearing Folk School | Ellison Bay Arts.

Get to Know an Artist – Savory Spoon Cooking School | Ellison Bay Arts

Stop by for some of Wisconsin’s best Artisan Cheeses with a great selection of crackers and preserves.  Introducing the Savory Spoon’s newest accompaniment, Panforte, an Italian inspired fruit and nut torte that bursts with flavor!

Get to Know an Artist – Savory Spoon Cooking School | Ellison Bay Arts.