Baby, It Was Hot Outside!

Artists setup around the pond and studio.

The 1st Annual Summer Show and Art Fair was a big hit this past weekend! Thank you to all of the returning customers and it was great meeting new ones. Sales were good, all the RIO bowls sold except for one. And the new berry bowls were a hit. I will be redesigning the bowl so it has a taller foot and narrower bowl in a funky fluted shape. Pictures to come in a few weeks on the Sale page.

The new glaze color “Mother In-law Blue” was a hot second best seller. The rutile base is soft with spatter additions of black, cream and more blue.

Many thanks to Bill Diller who took a few photographs. Of course I was to busy and forgot to get the camera out of it’s case. Always happens so I’m glad Bill did a great job. He is a wonderful nature photograher located near Port Austin, MI (my favorite place) and you can see his work at:

A big thank you to the 14 artists that participated and to my neice, sister and friends who ran my sales table for me. And I can’t forget to thank my husband Brad and our daughter Hannah for handling traffic control and parking. At Red Mudd Studio we have a very long driveway, about 640′ of woods so sometimes its a little tricky¬†with two cars are driving in and out at the same time.

The weather was hotter than Haities, blue sky, gentle breeze and the pond looked almost good enough to swim in. Except for the fact that Summer Camp displayed it’s ugly head of shurken shoreline filled with nasty pots! No need to step on a shard and cut your toe.

Looking forward to heading back to the studio for upcoming classes and finishing my to do list before the next show. I will be in front of Whimmy’s Hamburger Place on Main Street in Lexington, MI, August 7 & 8. Stop by and say hello. Mention that you read the blog and pickup a free gift!

By Deborah J. Bassett-Maxwell

Graduate of Kendall College of Design, Grand Rapids, MI Owner of Red Mudd Studio, Kimball, MI

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