We've had a busy and exciting second year as full-time ceramic artists. As we have endeavored to grow our business, we've participated in 10 national juried festivals, ceramic invitationals, and exhibitions, across 5 states.
Last March, we began our season with a Ceramic Invitational at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgia. We received a merit award for our work, which was also featured on the promotional banner, flyers and postcard. We were honored to be included and felt like the stars of the show!
After purchasing several of our pieces from a local gallery, Laurel Creek, they met us at our pop-up shop and purchased eight additional pieces for their collection, which includes work from world-renowned artists Warren Mackenzie and Guillermo Cuellar. An incredible honor, to say the least! Regina returned in the summer and shopped with us again.
During the summer months, we made pots and fired kilns, and replenished our inventory. We attended several more local shows in SC and NC, in addition to our weekly pop-up shop at Garner's Natural Life in Greenville. Erin updated the website and designed new branding and business cards. If you've not had a chance to check it out lately, please visit at www.albertapottery.com
Also in October, we again participated in the Clemson Center for the Arts 20x20 Ceramic Invitational and the Spirits in the Clay Exhibition. We loved catching up with many friends and former professors from Clemson University. Additionally, we restocked all of our galleries for the upcoming season. Check us out at Laurel Creek and The Art Cellar in Greenville.
For next year, we have applied to several festivals, but we are planning to scale back a bit in the spring in order to redo our festival booth to better showcase our work. We are trying a lot of different things right now as we build our business, and seek the best direction for our work.
We are continually amazed and so grateful that we are able to do what we love and feel called to do every day, and make a living from it. Thank you so much for your continued support and friendship!
Erin and Jason
Erin and Jason