Wow! Yesterday was a strange weather day. Warm and Sunny in the morning. Hail, wind, and rain in the afternoon. Crazy!
A customer came in several weeks ago to purchase a small gift to take to a friend in Japan. She chose a necklace by Kristy Sickles, a map of Grand Haven. Her Japanese friend had visited West Michigan several years ago and loved our area.
It’s so much fun to learn where our handmade items end up.
You will be seeing changes in the gallery, (but you always see changes in the gallery, don’t you?). We have new paintings being delivered. New wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics. New kiln-formed and hand-blown glass, bags, and scarves. When we first opened, Michelle Courier approached me to sell her paintings. I was very impressed with her ability to paint landscapes, people, and shorelines. Over the last three years, we have sold several sizes of her acrylic work. Last Fall, Michelle called to tell me that she is being represented around the world. I feel very fortunate to display her work and offer it to you – for your homes, cottages, and commercial spaces. American Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazines regularly write articles about her painting style and finished compositions. Michelle’s paintings will be going up in price on June 1. Now is the time to buy.
Blair Clemo, one of our ceramic artists, has a wonderful teaching opportunity in Virginia. We will miss having his work at C2C. I will miss having him around to bounce around ceramic ideas. Blair is the person who brought us, Jaclyn, our children’s art instructor. Jaclyn will be teaching this summer. We are thrilled to have her back. More information will be coming soon.
This month will be your last chance to purchase Blair’s work at C2C. Stop in to see what we have remaining. I am thinking I might need one of his serving bowls.
Blair Clemo’s Soup Tureen
We will be concluding our Kiln Formed Glass Exhibit on April 30. We enjoyed getting to know Cynthia Fielding and Carolyn O’Hearn a bit better. We will continue to sell their smaller functional glass work. It is bright and a lot of fun.
New work of all mediums are arriving weekly. Sculptural work will be arriving in May. Hopefully, we will have flowers by Memorial Day. Many thank you’s to Anita Yoder and Bob Walma for their time, thoughts, creative technical skills with updating our website, www.c2cgallery.com.