Kathy Erteman studio news

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hudson Valley Open Studio and Sale with Ayumi Horie

I am pleased to be invited by renowned potter Ayumi Horie to join in her annual open studio and sale Columbus Day weekend October 8 & 9 in Cottekill NY.

Ayumi requested that I bring functional pots so I took the opportunity to make bowls and plates in ultra thin porcelain as well as some black and white pots including mugs.

Earlier this year Ayumi spearheaded the founding of an earthquake disaster relief fund,Handmade for Japan. I donated 3 pieces to the benefit auction which in total raised $76,000 from the sale of handmade ceramics.

The efforts continue as there is still much help needed and we will be contributing some of our open studio procceds to Handmade for Japan. Details on all will follow soon.

Columbus Day weekend is the perfect time to visit the Hudson Valley to view the fall leaves, pick apples and visit Ayumi's historic church studio for the Open Studio and Sale.

I hope to see you then!

For more information view Ayumi's newsletter or go to www.ayumihorie.com