Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A NEW Website for Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts!

We are THRILLED to announce the launch of a brand new website for our gallery, coming next week on Tuesday, September 27.  We invite you to enjoy the view, share the link, and visit often.  And of course we welcome your feedback.  If you visit today, you'll just find a message "New Site Coming Soon!"  That's true, but I can give away the secret now - the launch is set!  We are excited!

We are enormously grateful to one of our member artists, Melanie Heinrich, who has devoted enormous stretches of time and effort to complete this project.  She painstakingly constructed the site, taught us to more effectively use our cameras, and demanded a level of quality in our photos that we had previously not achieved.  We all moaned and groaned but the results are well worth the agony - as you'll soon see.

And if you haven't noticed the new banner on our blog (and website), that too is thanks to Melanie!  KUDOS to her and to all the artists of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts for making our gallery - and now our website - the best it can  be!

Don't forget FOURTH FRIDAY!  It's this week from 6 - 9 pm at many of the galleries in downtown and surrounding Wilmington.  We'll be open in The Cotton Exchange.  Hope you can make it for a fun evening of art, people, and refreshments!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

American Craft Week! Wilmington and Nationally!

For the second year, Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts will participate in American Craft Week, a project of the Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow.  At Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts (new website coming SOON!), we will celebrate ALL month, starting with 4th Friday on September 23.  We usually feature one artist every month, but for this occasion, we 'll showcase ALL 19 of our artists on the two prominent tables at the entrance of our gallery.

We'll unveil our featured artwork on 4th Friday from 6 - 9 PM in The Cotton Exchange with beverages and refreshments.  In honor of American Craft Week (ACW), we will also collect names/phone numbers for prize drawings to take place every week throughout the month of October. 

During the official ACW, our artists will demonstrate their craft throughout each day:

10/7 and 10/14: BJ Berlo (wearable fiber)
10/8: Dory Maier & Dianne Masi (gourds & baskets)
10/9: Mary Holden-Hall (clay)
10/10: Dianne Masi: (gourds & baskets)
10/11: Sara Westermark (jewelry & metalsmithing)
10/12: Pat Hart (clay)
10/13 and 10/15: Melanie Walter (pine needle baskets)
10/16: Dory Maier (gourds & baskets)

We hope you'll take this opportunity to visit our gallery - and visit often.  Door prize tickets given with every purchase. throughout the month.

We'd like to thank Melanie Heinrich, one of our member artists, for her undivided attention to designing our new website (TBA), but please note the new banner photo and logo on our blog and newsletter.

MANY other events and activities are planned for American Craft Week Wilmington.  More information available here and here