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Norfolk Christmas Tour this Weekend

Well, it doesn't feel like it here in Japan, but Christmas is right around the corner!! Hopefully you're all getting a head start on your holiday list, but if you haven't, don't worry, we've got you covered. This weekend is the 3rd annual "Put a little Norfolk under your Tree" studio tour, featuring some of the best local artists in the Norfolk area. My father and sister April are busy getting ready, so if you have some time, please stop in this weekend and say hello. We'll also have some hot apple cider and goodies to share. This is our last big event of the season, so we hope you can drop in and see what we've been up to!

Proud to be a part of the Hamilton Biennial Gallery Show

As I mentioned in our last post, my father and I submitted 6 pieces for the Hamilton Potter's guild Biennial Show at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario. We're very proud to say that 3 of the pieces, a large jar and plate by Joseph, and my elephants at the beach piece were all selected. It's quite an honour since over 140 pieces were submitted by artists all over the Hamilton region, and only 50 were selected. What's really wonderful is seeing the wide range of talent and skill, with everything from gorgeous wall mounted pieces, sculptures and functional work displayed. I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Dundas Valley School of Arts award, and was even more pleased by how many people enjoyed my piece and found it fun and refreshing. If you have a chance, stop by the gallery and have a look at all the pieces on display. The Carnegie Gallery is one of the finest galleries in Ontario. Also, our close friends and fellow potters in the Norfolk area, Melissa Schooley and Anne Armstrong, also had work selected, and Melissa's beautiful large plate also won an award!

http://www.hamiltonpotters.ca/hamilton/events/biennial/

Melissa's work: http://www.ragingbowlpottery.com/

Anne's work: http://annearmstrongpottery.com/

The show runs until April 27th.