Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let the Gift Giving Season Commence!

Looking for gift ideas as unique as the people on your list?
Make The Saxonburg Artists Cooperative Gallery and the shops in Saxonburg your first stop this Saturday---
Small Business Saturday!
The Mainstreet Bake Shop
Mimi's Memories

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Daily Ritual: The Ceramic Cup"

I am pleased to announce the opening of a tri-state ceramics exhibit at the Saxonburg Area Artists Cooperative Gallery.
The Saxonburg Area Artists Co-op, Saxonburg PA is hosting an exhibition exploring how regional ceramic artists interpret and use the daily cup. The exhibition will focus on each artist’s personal style and their choice of a cup for personal use. The goal is to offer a collection of the wide array of approaches in making the humble cup and its place in daily rituals.
Ceramic artists from Western and Central PA, West Virginia and Ohio have been invited to exhibit a handmade cup of their own design. Cups will be displayed tandem, giving the public the opportunity to explore different styles of hand crafted cups and what ceramic artists find important to use in their daily lives.

An opening reception will be held November 8, 6:30-8:30. Coffee tasting by Saxonburg Coffee Co. Wine tasting by Rustic Acres Winery.  

Bethany Benson

Emily Franicola

Jeff Greenham

Dale Huffman

Didem Mert

Liana Agnew
Claire Prenton
The Saxonburg Area Artists Cooperative is located at
215 Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Saxonburg Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

The Saxonburg Festival of the Arts is this weekend. Plan your visit to include all Saxonburg has to offer! The Gallery will be open in conjunction with the festival with artist demonstrations throughout the weekend.

 Sculptor Sam Andrew will be demonstrating metal construction using torches Saturday 10-5 pm and Sunday 12-5 in front of the gallery. Painter Leslie Collier will be fly her tie dye fabric pieces around the gallery both days.
Potter Christy Culp will be working on the pottery wheel Saturday, 12-4. 
  The gallery is full of new artworks. Join us for a weekend of ART!

   "The Drumming" Sam Andrew

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Saxonburg Festival of the Arts! September 6 & 7

While you're in town for the arts festival, don't forget to stop in to see the artist demonstrations out front! Metal Sculptor Sam Andrew will be constructing sculptures 10am -5pm Saturday and 12-5 pm Sunday in front of the gallery. I will be making pots from 12- 4 on Saturday afternoon. Come watch the creative minds in action.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mug Shots!

                       Now appearing at the Saxonburg Area Artists Co-op... Cherry mugs!! 
And with the addition of the new coffee shop Saxonburg Coffee Company, you can take your sweet new mug directly to the coffee shop and have your latte!! Get yours soon before they get "picked over!"


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nicho Class!

Hand Building Clay Class
Ages 12 to adult!

August 6 & 13, 9am -12pm
South Butler Community Library
Instructor- Ceramic artist Christy Culp from the Saxonburg Area Artists Co-op
Registration fee: $40
Level: all levels (no experience necessary)
A Nicho is similar to the Latin American folk art- “retablo”-a decorative wall frame used to place significant importance upon a person, object or belief. Traditionally they are made from wood and metal scrap. We will create a Nicho (approximately 6”) using red earthenware clay.
Participants will learn traditional slab/hand building techniques. We will design and create individual Nichos and small symbols of personal importance to place inside them. Our creations will be complete with the addition of colored under glazes using various application techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchbook designs, printed images, and tools, but these are not necessary. All tools will be provided. Registration $40-includes all materials and firing fees
2 day class (1 week apart for drying and firing time)
Day 1- 9am -12 Construction of Nichos and application of color
Day 2- 9am- 12 application of more color and glazes
 REGISTER one of 3 ways!
1. Leave your name and email in the comments section 
2. Message me on Facebook 2 Pears Pottery
3. Call the South Butler Library 724-2-352-4810

Monday, July 7, 2014

Time to Make the Pies!

At the Saxonburg Area Artists Coop now...pie plates for all the fruit you are picking now! Oven and food safe! And of course, everything tastes better in hand made!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Studio, New Location...Same Cherry Pottery!!!

       Sooooooooooooo...if you haven't  heard, 2 Pears Pottery has a new location with new walls and shelves! This new studio is still in the works, but oh so functional! After 9 months (hmmm what an interesting time frame.) of the studio being temporarily closed, boxed up, and stored while the new space was being transformed...I feel like a potter again! This new space is heaven and like all studio spaces I've inhabited it is sanctuary. The shelves are beginning to fill with work for an upcoming show, "Antiques & Artisans" June 22 & 23, as well as new work for the Saxonburg Area Artists Coop, The Artists Hand Gallery and a fall Home Sale. My new location is in Butler in the middle of the berry farm my husband and I have started( well mostly him, I just pick, bake pies and eat.) . Stay tuned for more fabulous things in the works! 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Surface Design...Touchstone Center for Crafts May 25-27

These fruit and floral pieces are from a series using white slip over red earthenware, under glaze and sgrafitto techniques. This is one of the techniques covered in the Low Fire Surface Design class at Touchstone Center for Crafts in May. Students will have the opportunity to work with low fire commercial majolica glazes and under glazes on wet clay as well as bisque.  

Texturing surfaces and layering under glazes.
If you have questions about this class, please contact me here!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Want to take a class??? With me?

Low Fire Surface Design
Touchstone Center for Crafts
Farmington, PA
April 25–27
Low Fire Surface Design
All Levels | $200
Weekend Workshop
Learn how to add more dimension to your clay pieces through surface decoration
 in a technique packed weekend. Mishima, sgraffito, stenciling, and glaze trailing
 techniques will be introduced. Students will have the opportunity to discover the
unlimited possibilities of adding imagery, pattern, and lines to wet clay surfaces
using underglazes and slip. Glaze trailing and layering on bisque-fired pieces will
also be presented. You may bring low to mid-range pieces that have been bisque
fired to cone 06. You are asked to bring a sketch book, images, and symbols personal
 to your work along with a sense of adventure and experimentation.