I’m thrilled at how successful my new Etsy site has become! What has really excited me is the repeat customers - it’s amazing to create work that fits into someone’s life so well that they want more. That’s what it’s all about for me - making pottery that people enjoy using daily. It’s the intimate connection that inspires me. Thank you for all your support! A lot of pieces have sold, and there are still some good ones left on the site, including this sweet tumbler.
I’m currently in the process of glaze firing a few mugs, cups, bowls and small vases, and these should come out of the kiln by tomorrow. I’ll announce another Etsy drop by the end of the week with these new items, stay tuned!
May 22, 2020
I’m so excited to share my upcoming Spring 2020 Collection with you!
Mark your calendar for a new Etsy drop on Tuesday, May 26 at 5 pm ET (link below). I’m unveiling a colorful assortment of cups, mugs, mini vases & vases, soap dishes, one-serving salad bowls, sushi servers, small plates, magnet sets and a limited-edition teapot, as well as collaborative pieces made with local artist Barone Art Studio.
My inspiration for this collection came from one of my favorite places in the world – my backyard. Spring is in full bloom here in Colorado. My garden is a gorgeous burst of purples, blues, oranges and pinks. Gardening has been rewarding and I’m thrilled to be sharing that with you through my pottery. Having one of my pieces will be like inviting a little bit of nature into your home.
It’s been so positive to be in the studio during quarantine. A lot of hard work went into creating this collection – a true labor of love. I look forward to connecting with you through my latest Etsy drop!
May 12, 2020
The latest issue of Pottery Making Illustrated magazine features my work in an article about a group teapot show titled, "Short and Stout". The show was originally intended to be on display at the March 2020 NCECA conference in Richmond, but as the conference was cancelled the show became virtual and now exists as well in this article. Woot woot!
Here is a link to the full article: "Short and Stout"
Originally published in Pottery Making Illustrated, May/June 2020. http://potterymaking.org. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
In other news - I spent the last day or so photographing my work for a new ETSY drop coming up next week. Stay tuned!
March 30, 2020
I’m launching a new look for my social media! I’ve created a new Instagram handle: @shanasalaffartist (https://www.instagram.com/shanasalaffartist/) so that I can separate my personal/educational posts from the more business-oriented ones. I’ll be doing a lot more posting of my work and blog on these new pages, so if you’d like to see more pots and less words, please follow me @shanasalaffartist (https://www.instagram.com/shanasalaffartist/) I also have a new Facebook page, Shana Salaff artist (fb.me/ShanaSalaffartist) with similar content.
This cute teapot is part of the ICAN teapot show, Short and Stout, originally scheduled to be on display at the 2020 NCECA conference next week. The conference has been cancelled, but you can see the show and my teapot at https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ican/2020-ican-juried-exhibition-short-and-stout-winners/. I'm so glad that the organizers put the show online so that we can all enjoy the work virtually!
Speaking of NCECA content now available virtually, Stacy Morgan of the Facebook group Clay Buddies has organized a virtual conference to take place next week. You can watch live by joining the group now at https://www.facebook.com/groups/503156473036283/ and then tuning in next week. I'll be presenting on March 25 at 9pm CST (10pm Eastern). I'll post a full schedule when I can!