Friday, June 10, 2011

Chickens for the Cure

My friend and neighbor Liz Paley is offering her "Chickens for the Cure" to inspire support for this year's NC Race for the Cure, on Saturday June 11. Donations go to the Komen Foundation on behalf of her team (Team Amazing Us). For every $50 you donate, she will give/send you a wood-fired chicken as a token of her appreciation. Details and picture are here.
Many of these wonderful chickens were fired in my last kiln firing a few weeks ago. It was a pleasure to have these chickens amongst my other pots. Here is a photo of them, I like that they look like a little army in their row on the top shelf. The second photo is the after firing photo, many of the chickens turned a warm brown color.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pottery Sale This Weekend

This Saturday is the first kiln opening sale from the Julie Jones kiln! I had not originally planned to have a sale, but have had many people asking to buy pots so I decided to do one this weekend. I have lots of tumblers, mugs, plates and bowls available in various glazes. Check out my previous post for more pictures.

It is supposed to be a beautiful sunny day, a little cooler than it has been, with a high only reaching 90 (bring a sweater, you may not be used to temperatures this low). We will have some lemonade and snacks under the big oak tree. The sale will be from 9 am until 4 pm Saturday only.

Come out to Stem and take a look at the pots and the new kiln this Saturday. Bring your friends and family for a beautiful day on the farm. Hope to see you there!

Directions from Durham or areas south of Granville County:
From I 85 North
Take exit 191 toward N Carolina 56 W/Butner Creedmoor Rd 0.3 mi
Turn left onto N Carolina 56 W/Butner Creedmoor Rd
Continue to follow N Carolina 56 W 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto W Lyon Station Rd 2.4 mi (you will see a Hardee's on your right ) Follow this road until it ends.
Turn left onto Brogden Rd 1.7 mi
At a 4 way stop in downtown Stem, turn left onto W Tally Ho Rd
W Tally Ho T's into Old NC 75, Turn left onto Old NC 75 S
Destination will be the immediate house on the left at 201

Or an even easier route from Durham, is to take Old Oxford Hwy from where it begins at N. Roxboro Rd. It is a straight shot, about 16 miles out. Look for the kiln on the right after you enter the city limits of Stem.

Directions from Raleigh:
Follow N Carolina 50 N/Creedmoor Rd 19.5 mi
Turn left onto N Carolina 50 N/N Carolina 56 W 0.2 mi
Turn left onto N Durham Ave 400 ft
Take the 1st right onto Lake Rd 0.3 mi
Take the 2nd right onto Brogden Rd/Stem RdContinue to follow Brogden Rd 5.6 mi
Turn left onto W Tally Ho Rd
W Tally Ho ends into Old NC 75, Take left onto Old NC 75 S
Destination will be immediately on the left