my friend melanie and i have been laughing about using the term hawesome for haw (handmade austin women)!!! haha!! melanie is one of the other main coordinators for the show....hawesome....cheesy, yes!! but we just can't help it.  with all the long hours of planning the event i think we have the right to coin "hawesome" in the midst of our deliriousness.  planning a show (even at this small scale) is an immeasarable amount of work and at times feels like a full time job. having said that, i love being part of this show in every facet.  i love everything about it from the artists, to the details, to nerdin out on my computer organizing the logistics.  AND, after all the planning it's about that time to just enjoy.


the handmade austin women show is saturday and sunday, 11am - 6pm on may 1 & 2 at ginko studios in east austin. 800 gullett street, austin, tx 78720

the 5th annual HAW spring show and sale will feature an eclectic array of work including ceramics, collage, photography, mixed media, jewelry, clothing, and for a little something extra, massage therapy. also, to appeal to your senses there will be a well rounded mix of happenings throughout the weekend including : marionette & ukelele performances, some funk & roll music by guy town, a mix from dj lovecat, treats and delights from hope & glory pastry and cornucopia.


come out and enjoy the show.


i think i have posted a similar ring to the one above but it is one of my absolute faves so here it is again in a better quality photo.

new work...

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well, the count down is on for my departure to st. louis for the clayton art fair. i am heading north one week from today.  i am debating on finishing a couple more pieces....but first i will finish up the pieces that are in their last stages. when is enough, enough?? is the question?  i am pricing, sanding, waxing, organizing, packing and freaking out a little....that it's almost here. i'm excited and exhausted all at the same time.  i'll be there with bells on!!  i just posted this piece and a handful of other new pieces that i will have at the show in my shop today. have a look.see.

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group photo of the haw participants.....more coming soon!! haw-09-group-pic.jpg

back row (left to right)- kathryn davis, jo bridges, melanie schopper, cherie weaver, chia guillory

middle row - lisa crowder, christa mares, trisha allen, gabel karsten

front row- me, beverly mangham

4th annual handmade austin women spring show and sale

come join the fun!!  handmade austin women is this weekend in east austin.  yay!!!! i will be showing my jewelry with 11 other fabulous ladies and their work at ginko studios.  the address is 800 gullett drive, austin, tx 78722. go here for more info.  if your on facebook you can search "handmade austin women spring show and sale" and it will bring up our page.

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picture-37.png here is the poster i am working for the upcoming handmade austin women show. at this point, the poster is still a little rough around the edges but it's getting there.  a few more hours and i should be ready to head to the printers.  this has been a fun project and i have learned quite a few new tricks in photoshop along the way :O)  up next, the bulk mail label printing...

a bit about handmade austin women....

"We organize our show to promote the profound benefits of sustaining women artists at work here in Texas. We support Austin's cottage industry and the growing character of our local, independent economy."  Handmade Austin Women (HAW) is a collective of locally and nationally recognized women artists based in Austin. Dedicated to unique design and the highest quality in handmade work, HAW represents women in the business of art.

Handmade Austin Women has a facebook page.  click the link and join facebook to become a fan.

craft alliance..coconut grove

craft-alliance-pink-polyp-image.jpg celebrate valentine's day in st. louis at craft alliance.  i'm tickled that they used my pink polyp ring as the valentine's image for their email announcement.  i'll be sad to be away from chris on valentine's day...but, the next best thing will be spending it with my mom in miami.  she's meeting me there to do the coconut grove art festival.  YIPPPY!!!!  i can't believe it's already here again.  i'm packing my bags now.  i'll catch the bird tomorrow :O)  swing by my booth and say hi...i'll be in the same booth as last year #33.

pink polyp ring photo credit: robert boland


if your in the area swing by our place, stop #74 on the east austin studio tour today and tomorrow (november 22 & 23).  we're at 5609 steven creek way, austin, tx 78721.....you can find us on mapquest. chris, my friend erin cunningham, and i will have our work out on display.    also, if your interested, chris is having a new site built and will be up and running soon :O)


you can find more of erin's work at www.emcjewelry.etsy.com

and chris' at www.chriscampbellpotter.com

red orange polyp pendant

new red orange polyp pendant........now just to finish up some beading, waxing, photographing, pricing and set up the garage for this weekend.  the east austin studio tour is on....come by saturday and sunday from 10-5 if your in the area.  we are stop #74.  click e.a.s.t. link above for more details. red-orange-polyp-necklace3.jpgred-orange-polyp-collage-4.jpg

handmade austin women...2009

i just had a meeting this week with the women of handmade austin women to begin the planning of the may 2009 show.  we had a really yummy pot luck dinner with salad, curry soup with rice, green beans, vegan chili, fresh fruit, hummus & crackers, cookies & pumpkin cupcakes.  we designated jobs, developed our calendar, and talked about new artists for the upcoming show.  the candidates will be chosen by october 15th.......YEAH, i can't say anything other than it's going to be the best show yet.....i can't wait. i feel truly honored to be part of such an amazing event with so many talented and inspiring women.  the may 2009 show will be on may 2 & 3.   here are some pictures from last year's show that i wanted to share with you.