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Spring Studio Open House and Sale

Purple Sage Studio Transformed for SaleAt Purple Sage Pottery
3 Mechanic St. in Merrimac, MA

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 6
noon – 5 p.m.

A diverse collection of decorative and functional works in clay to fit every taste and budget, will be available for purchase by local potters.

Below is a list of the potters participating in the fall 2017 show. The complete list for 2018 is not available yet.

Purple Sage owner Iris Minc, whose works range from exquisite porcelain and graceful stoneware to rough-hewn art pieces.
Beth Bell works intuitively, embracing the irregularities that happen naturally in the creative process to create her soulful decorative and functional works in clay.
Lisa Mistretta will showcase her highly imaginative and beautifully decorated work. Featuring a variety of functional ware as well as Christmas ornaments, small animal sculptures and jewelry.
Sibel Alpaslan, who hails from Turkey where she started her pottery career, brings a fun and whimsical aspect to the show.
Hiromi Satoh brings an Oriental flair to her ceramics with her subtle shapes and colors.
Lucy Hutchinson’s work is artfully textured with her own beautifully crafted stamps to create truly timeless pieces.
Wendy Jackson is back again with her beautifully carved slab built wares featuring turtles or tree silhouettes. Wendy wood fires her pottery; a long laborious and at the same time exhilarating process. The interaction of the flames and ashes with the clay creates unpredictable and sometimes stunning results.
Christina Bellinger will have her eclectic array of beautifully carved bowls and platters, whimsical jars and more.
Reg Logan is also a jeweler working in metal and an illustrator. Her clay pieces display her wry sense of humor.
Kathy Kriegel’s wood fired stoneware pots have a quiet and serene quality about them as well as a sense of playfulness.
Eliza Goodell
will be back with her charming porcelain bird and heart ornaments beautifully packaged with inspirational poetry. She also has a new line of clay rattles.

Shop for that special piece of pottery to take home with you or the perfect gift. Pick a pot still warm from the fire directly out of the gas kiln. Watch a pot being spun on the potter’s wheel, or try to spin one yourself. Light refreshments will be served.

League of NH Craftmen’s Fair

Iris' booth at Sunapee craft fairSee Iris at Sunapee,
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Aug 4 – 12, 2018

It’s the 86th annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair in Newbury, NH

Select handmade crafts by more than 350 craftspeople.
Enjoy daily craft demonstrations.
Participate in special workshops for all ages.
Learn more about your favorite craft and take a tour with a master.
Picture your home with a handmade piece of furniture, rug, wall hanging or basket from our Living with Crafts Exhibition.
Try on one-of-a-kind handmade fashions and accessories in the Craftwear Exhibition.
Walk through the Sculpture Garden and enjoy creations for outdoor living.
Enjoy live music and puppet shows.