In a Nut Shell…

The Girls

The Plate It Up exhibit was a huge hit! All of the plates were auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. This wonderful non profit helps artists if they have a fire or flood and will purchase new equipment and materials for the artist.

The big news! The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery which hosted the exhibit has now put the collection into a book. Looks like I’m published! I am so proud to be a part of the show and hope the new owner of my plate enjoys it.

Went to the Detroit Institute of Arts yesterday to see the “Fakes, Forgeries and Mysteries” exhibit with friends. When you exit out of the exhibit you enter a smaller gallery/gift shop with Michigan artists work. I brought in five more wall pieces for the show. My good friend Cathy Martinek walked up to a couple looking at my work and said “Would you like to meet the Artist?” I had a wonderful conversation with Pam and Jim Lepping from Livonia, MI. They had purchased three of my pieces and were back this weekend for more! They are redoing their bathroom and my work is now in a place of honor. I guess this means my work is in private collections – go figure. I’m so happy to be able to do what I love and meet the people who enjoy my work. Since September 2010 my world has been incredible. Selling very well at my holiday pottery sale, receiving the “Outstanding Business of the Year” from the St. Clair Chamber, my work is represented at the DIA, and my work is in State Senator Phil Pavlov’s office. It just keeps getting better and better.

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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