I’ve got some new pieces dropping in the old etsy shop. I am going to try to step back from doing weekend farmers markets at least for July and August and try to focus my time and energy on building back up the online sales that I had in 2019-2020. So if you are reading this please consider picking up some new work from me. I have free domestic shipping and everything goes out in 3-5 days.

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve got a few new yunomi, mugs, and other pieces dropping in my Esty shop tonight. Here are a few preview samples. I will be working on posting more work in my Esty shop and refocusing on selling on line rather than at farmers markets for the rest of the summer. So please find yourself something nice and give it a new home.

My Etsy shop is : https://www.etsy.com/shop/bloomer4

I am excited and honored to be part of this years Dallas Pottery Invitational. This event has been happening for 15 years and has drawn in some of the biggest makers in our field over that time. It is a excellent opportunity to get your hands on some amazing work from both local artists and invited artists from around the country. This years artists include Chris Alveshere, Eddie Dominguez, Eiko Maeda, Lindsay Rogers, Jen Rose and me! The core artists who participate every year are Amy Halko, Liz Lurrie, Gary Hatcher, Brooks Oliver, Daphne Hatcher, Louise Rosenfield, and Lisa Orr. Mark your calendars for April 8-10th and come on out at see us all!

I am adding two events to my in person market events this month.

I will be at the Four Seasons Farmers Markets in Richardson and Flower Mound this weekend.

Come on out and see me!

Greetings all I know I’ve been on a off an on status with this blog for some years now and have been doing my best to post as often as I can. Last year was crazy for us all and my life was no different. Over the course of the year I built a new studio building in my partners backyard to get me out of the garage and that took up a great deal of my time for far longer than I had anticipated. If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen some of my exploits. I did some fundraising that helped with a quarter of the cost but also had to pick up some side jobs and pace my construction. I completed the studio space enough to move in back in November and have been making work again. It feels amazing to be in a space I designed and built. But I thought I would share with you a few of the pieces that I have completed and some of the works in progress.

I worked my way through my last batch of porcelain in December and have been waiting for materials to arrive to make the next batch. I had a wonderful Tea Set commission that I completed for a client and had a big push to restock mugs for my etsy shop. I have a lot of new work available for purchase in my shop so if you can please go get yourself or a loved one something nice.

Its been a strain to get things done since the beginning of February. My dad past quite suddenly from complications resulting from COVID and I had to take a short step away from building and studio production. Over the last week though with the help of my brother I got the 4×10 beams laminated and in place and then framed out the floor and laid the joists. I have the subfloor and lumber for the walls beginning to arrive on Tuesday and expect to start work on the floor and back wall later in the week.

Thank you to all of you who have already donated to my GoFundMe campaign. (click here to donate)

Other notable upcoming events for me will be the start of the Denton Community Market on April 3rd where I will be selling every Saturday until the fall and a potential event on March 27th at Rubber Gloves here in Denton

When I moved back to Denton this summer I was initially planning on trying to find a warehouse space to rent out and build into a community studio and teaching space. Needless to say its been a strange year for us all but that has made finding rental spaces that are affordable and people willing to invest in that obligation difficult. After searching within a 20 mile radius for 6 months I subsequently decided that building my own would be a better investment in the long run. I broke ground on my studio at the end of December and now have all the footings poured. In two weeks, after the concrete has cured enough to build on, I will begin laying the floor. If you would like to donate to my build I have a GoFundMe and am offering gifts of my work for donations at different levels. Lumber prices are really high right now making this build more expensive than it would have been under normal conditions (Seriously up by 130% in some places since April 2020!).

Meanwhile I am still making new work and am pushing for a major restock of trays and dishes in my Etsy shop and a few of my galleries. I am also happy to announce that I am working with two Denton Texas establishments (more details to come later) and have added a whole sale ability to my business. I am putting together line sheets for my 2021 stock so if you are interested in buying wholesale please contact me (bloomerceramics@gmail.com) and I am happy to work with you.