Published Thursday, January 3, 2019
Now that we have passed the holidays it is time to set up and set in for the new year. In Kalamazoo, we are still really waiting for that whole winter wonderland thing to start. As of now, that has not really happened.
This seemed like a good time to freshen my website. I have added some new photos on the front end and pieces to the portfolio section that had not been added since September. I have also entered my 2019 schedule as it stands now. Of note, for the first time in 42 years, I am not going to be at the Old Town show in June. That was a big decision for me to give that up. I kind of grew up there. If you could say that I really “have” ever grown up. I also will not be in the Kalamazoo show. My one outdoor show this coming summer is the Krasl Art Fair in St. Joseph. It’s hard to beat looking out at the lake on a beautiful July weekend.
So, there you have it.
Look forward to your year. Look forward to life!
Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Well, we have raced through fall, I hear that we may even get some lake effect snow later this week. Nothing to put you in the winter spirit than manically trying to get all of the leaves up before they get pounded into the grass. I did that yesterday.
Next on the jewelry agenda (besides making pieces) is the One Of A kind Show in Chicago, at the Merchandise Mart.
The dates and hours of the show are :
Thursday, December 6: 11AM – 8PM
Friday, December 7: 11AM – 8PM
Saturday, December 8: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday, December 9: 10AM – 5PM
I will be in booth 7056, where I have been the last two years.
This is show is crazy, by that I mean crazy fun! It has something for everyone and I am not kidding. You should really think about hitting the windy city for a weekend and come to this show. In fact, for a bit of enticement, if you email me, I will send you two complimentary passes. Now THAT makes it all worth it, doesn’t it? Really, it is a great time. It’s crowded, it’s active, and there are a ton of cool things. I will have a host of new work as well…….if I stop writing and start working.
With that, I will bid you adieu. Drive safe in the snow, have a great Thanksgiving and hit Chicago December 6-9!
Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018
I hope all of you have had a great summer.
I have purposefully taken more time for myself and family. After 40 some years of chaining myself to the bench, it’s been scary and refreshing all in the same breath.
That being said, I have a really great show coming up in September. It is the American Craft Exposition show at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL. First off, if you have never seen this show, it is one of, if not the very best shows in the country. I am extremely honored to have been chosen to exhibit in this show. Next, the venue……. oh man, this place is just too cool! The Botanic Gardens are just incredible! Acres and acres of beauty. Come for the show, come for the gardens, come for the day.
The show is: Thursday, September 20: 6PM – 9PM (Benefit Party)
Friday, September 21: 10AM – 6PM
Saturday, September 22: 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, September 23: 10AM – 5PM
I will be in booth 322.
Please see americancraftexpo.org for ticket and preview party information.
Ok Tom, the party’s over, get to the bench, make cool things so that you don’t get run over at this show.
I hope to see you in a few weeks, enjoy the summer, while we have it