Winter Blues

New season newness! My colors & patterns are influenced by what’s going on outside more than probably anything else. I love autumn, but since living in boonies MA, for me its splendor heralds a parade of the impending cold & short days of winter. I embraced the seasonal shift in the last six weeks with some new patterns paired with the moodier side of my color palette. (Very soon I’ll be ALL about the pinks & reds to celebrate Valenspringtine though!) Taking on winter one month at a time for my latest shop update of cups, square dishes, and berry bowls for the holidays.

Winter Blues shop update
Mon, Dec 12/2 @ Noon EST.

 

I’ve uploaded all the new work to my new store —KiefferCeramics.shopwhich is listed as Sold Out for you to Preview till the sale goes live at Noon on Monday when it will then all be available. There is lots of lovely work that is currently available too if you can’t wait. Please note, the last day to purchase for Christmas delivery (U.S.) is no later than 9 AM Friday, 12/20.

As always, thank you for supporting and buying
handmade and elegant from my studio!

Spin Me Round: A Ceramics Exhibition

Delighted to be a part of this exhibition that’s so close I could actually attend for a change! I even did a demo for students two weeks ago. If you are in the New England area, I highly recommend checking out this show as well as this fantastic gallery at Keene State College. There are two other concurrent exhibitions up as well.

The show features work by 14 excellent ceramic artists —some of whom I’ve known for 25 years!— representing a wide range of approaches to the potter’s wheel and thrown, functional ceramics.

Spin Me Round
October 17th – December 11th, 2019
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH

New Store!


I have a new online store!

I’ve been selling in Etsy’s online marketplace for over 10 years, and it served me very well. Unfortunately they’ve made a lot of changes lately that negatively impact sellers, so I’ve opened up a new personal online store which is very exciting!

If you had my old shop bookmarked, please update and replace with: KiefferCeramics.shop (indeed the actual url). As always, I will aim to keep it stocked year-round, post about small adds on social media (IG & FB), and share my bigger updates in my newsletter.

Below is just a small selection of the over 30 new pots I posted last week. Several new stamps debuted including a bumble bee, new butterflies, and several new patterns!

There may be some kinks as I figure out the new store, but it has nice customer perks for you, like the ability to create an account for quicker check out, more payment options, and a cool image rollover to view detail! I’ve also added FAQ & Shop Policies pages, which were limited and hard to find on Etsy.

NEW Kieffer Ceramics Store

I couldn’t do any of what I do
without you & your support,
so thank you for your support & patronage!

Spring Studio Sale


Handmade for springtime! My Annual Spring Studio Sale is next weekend! I hope my fellow New Englanders can swing by to check out my studio and shop gallery-quality pots, plus “aesthetic” and “minorly flawed” seconds*. Everything that’s listed in my online shop is available, plus much more. Early birds claim the best finds!

Sat, May 18th 10 – 5 &
Sun, May 19th 11 – 4
Baldwinville, MA

Purchasing:
Cash preferred; checks and credit cards accepted.

Directions:
Baldwinville is in Templeton, just west of Gardner and about 3 miles from Exit 21 off Route 2 near Route 68. We’re centrally located about an hour or less each from Framingham, Worcester, Northampton, and Shelburne Falls, MA as well as, Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT. We do recommend using GoogleMaps or GPS for the best directions from your particular location.

Parking:
We live on a busy road, and there is no parking in front of our house. Parking is best in our driveway or on the opposite side of the street. Please be considerate of our neighbors.

Accessibility:
My studio is in a walkout basement, so entering the sale requires using stairs either outside or inside.

Drop me an email if you have any questions: KiefferCeramics@gmail.com.

As always, thank you for supporting and caring
about independent business and handmade design.

*I don’t recommend gifting seconds, but they are perfect price-savers for you to take home and treasure.

Pollinators, Flora & Fauna

 

Just in time for Mother’s Day*, graduation, wedding, and ‘just because’ springtime shopping and gifting, I have updated my online shop with all things spring.

I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking of spring and flowers and pollinators (a series I began in 2013/14 with a bat, which are indeed important pollinators!), and have made cups with honeybees, ladybugs, bats, Monarchs, dogwood & cherry blossoms, and more. This latest update also features new pierced vases of which I’m quite delighted, as well as planters. All feel fresh, new, happy, and very spring-y. Stop in and have a look around! And thank you as always for buying and gifting from my studio.

Kieffer Ceramics Shop

*Please note: Last day to purchase for Mom’s Day delivery
is no later than Noon, Tues, 5/7.

 

AND SAVE THE DATE!
New Englanders, shop IN PERSON at my Spring Studio Sale,
May 18th & 19th here in north, central Massachusetts.
Details here.