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Moving Sale – Mugs and Dinnerware

I’m almost done setting up my studio for this weekend’s sale. Displays are getting dusted, pots are getting priced and shelves are getting organized. It’s making the prospect of packing up my studio a little less overwhelming. 

I’ve been sharing previews of my moving sale all week on my blog and I’m continuing today with some shots of mugs for sale.  As usual, the photos aren’t the best, but they will do. It’s a good reminder for me to not paint the wall where my display will be in my new studio light yellow or pale green. I like the colors when I’m in my studio and the pots look good against them in person, but the combo of florescent light and the wall colors just don’t look great when I try to take photos of my studio display. There will also not be any florescent lights in my new studio either – but that’s not something I need to be reminded of!

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And in addition to the mugs, I have plates, pasta bowls and bowls from my shino dinnerware line.  These pieces are just very comfortable everyday pots. At least that’s how I see them.  

shino-dinnerware

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The details on  the sale:

Emily Murphy’s Pottery Studio Moving Sale!

Friday, April 24, 5pm – 7pm 
Saturday, April 25, 10am – 6pm

at least 35% off all pottery* including already marked down sale! priced items

There will also be bins of $5 and $10 pots.

After 10 years at Lillstreet, Emily’s moving to Minneapolis and doesn’t want to move any of the pots in her studio! Help her raise money for her new soda kiln! 

2nd floor – studio 205 west – Lillstreet Studios
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

mugs – plates – teapots – vases – pitchers – platters – bowls – bottles – soap dispensers – necklaces – spoon rests – tea bowls – serving trays – tumblers – floor vases – cruets – pasta bowls – wall pieces – tiles

Also for sale

  • art books
  • aprons
  • pottery display items
  • pottery tools
  • photo backdrops 

*unless otherwise marked

for additional information:

Moving Sale – Practical Pots

Generally speaking, pottery is practical. But I have  mentally categorized a group of my pots that I think of as extra practical. I decided that today’s focus for the sneak peak into my Pottery Studio Moving Sale would be the super practical pots that once you have, you’re not sure how you ever lived without them (a little dramatic, perhaps).

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It’s time to pick up a new soap dispenser for your bathroom and kitchen! Brushed stainless steel or copper tops these soda-fired porcelain and stoneware pots. Why use one of the plastic dispensers that the soap came in when you could have a handmade dispenser next to your sink instead?

soap-dispensers
One of the galleries that I’ve worked with for years used to beg me to make honey pots. I put them off for a long time. I make pots that I use, but I had never used a honey dipper before, so I wasn’t so keen on the idea. Then I used one and I was totally won over. They’re ingeniously designed little utensils. Or if you’re not a honey user, you can turn it into a sugar jar by switching out the dipper with a spoon. A honey pot is something that sits out in your kitchen, why nice make it a beautiful handmade pot?

honey-pots

 

This is one of my newest additions to the practical pots collection. It’s a spoon rest for your teaspoon and teabag. The problem: coffee and tea stains on the counter top or edge of the sink from setting your spoon down that you just used to stir your coffee or take out your teabag with.  The solution: a little dish that was made to hold your spoon and a teabag. Problem solved.

teaspoon-rest

This is where the spoon rest idea started. When I’m cooking I tend to have many hot pots and pans going at the same time and a spoon, spatula or tongs for each one. The small, narrow spoon rest just won’t do! So I started making these large ones that will fit a couple of utensils or an oversizes spatula. And it’s low and wide so it’s stable and won’t get tippy. 

spoon-rest
The practical pottery collection has evolved over time to include nicely designed pieces that can be used daily and can happily be left out in your home. They are all on sale for 35% off this week (reg. price is between $14 – $40). 

 

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The details on  the sale:

Emily Murphy’s Pottery Studio Moving Sale!

Friday, April 24, 5pm – 7pm 
Saturday, April 25, 10am – 6pm

at least 35% off all pottery* including already marked down sale! priced items

There will also be bins of $5 and $10 pots.

After 10 years at Lillstreet, Emily’s moving to Minneapolis and doesn’t want to move any of the pots in her studio! Help her raise money for her new soda kiln! 

2nd floor – studio 205 west – Lillstreet Studios
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

mugs – plates – teapots – vases – pitchers – platters – bowls – bottles – soap dispensers – necklaces – spoon rests – tea bowls – serving trays – tumblers – floor vases – cruets – pasta bowls – wall pieces – tiles

Also for sale

  • art books
  • aprons
  • pottery display items
  • pottery tools 

*unless otherwise marked

for additional information:

Moving Sale: Necklaces

As promised, I am going to highlight different pieces on my blog that I will have for sale this weekend in my Pottery Studio Moving Sale. I’m sorting through my inventory as setting up the sale throughout the week. Last night I set up the display of necklaces. I had to stop myself from keeping too many of them! The necklaces range from $25 – $32 and are marked down 35%. There are also a handful of necklaces that are $10-$15 and those will also be marked down 35%. What a deal!

collage-of-necklaces

The photos aren’t great, but it’ll give you a sense of what I have available. I love the punches of color in some of these. I always start craving color during this time of the year. The daffodils are starting to sprout and there are bright green buds on the trees. 

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The pendants are made out of stoneware and porcelain and then textured and decorated with slips, glazes and underglazes. Each piece is unique. No two are the same. A hand dyed silk cord is knotting on in a decorative pattern. Some are adjustable with sterling silver toggles. Others have a large lobster clasp. 
pendants-on-displayThe forecast for tonight in Chicago is “chance of snow overnight.” But the forecast for Friday is 80°! If you’re in Chicago, swing by my studio on Friday after work and then maybe find an outdoor cafe to have dinner or a drink at.

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The details on  the sale:

Emily Murphy’s Pottery Studio Moving Sale!

Friday, April 24, 5pm – 7pm 
Saturday, April 25, 10am – 6pm

35% off all pottery* including already marked down Sale! priced items

There will also be bins of $5 and $10 pots.

After 10 years at Lillstreet, Emily’s moving to Minneapolis and doesn’t want to move any of the pots in her studio! Help her raise money for her new soda kiln! 

2nd floor – studio 205 west – Lillstreet Studios
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

mugs – plates – teapots – vases – pitchers – platters – bowls – bottles – soap dispensers – necklaces – spoon rests – tea bowls – serving trays – tumblers – floor vases – cruets – pasta bowls – wall pieces – tiles

Also for sale

    • art books
    • aprons
    • pottery display items

*unless otherwise marked

for additional information:

Studio Moving Sale!

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re going to be leaving Chicago and moving to Minneapolis soon. This also means moving my studio. Since I’ll be building a new kiln, I realized that I wanted to start fresh with a new body of work. I’ve been gathering up work from galleries, clearing off the back of shelves and getting ready to sell out. I’ll be glad to have a few less boxes to move and happy to give people a great deal.  
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The sale will be 2 days: Friday, April 24 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturday, April 25 from 10:00am – 6:00pm at my studio in Chicago

I will have a huge selection of pottery including soap dispensers, floor vases, mugs, teapots, and tumblers, to name a few. I will also have some gorgeous new ceramic and silk necklaces for sale. Throughout the next week I am going to using my blog to highlight some of the pieces that I’ll be selling like these pasta bowls from a shino dinnerware set.

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I am also selling stuff from my studio: 

  • aprons (fun vintage ones)
  • stools (short and tall)
  • pottery display stuff (bowl stands, dried grasses, bamboo platforms, place mats and tablecloths) 
  • art books (books on: photographing crafts, business of art, etc…) 
  • tables, shelving, metal rolling carts
  • bats, chucks, various pottery tools

All pots will be marked down at least 35%. Even the pieces that are already on sale will be marked down an additional 35%. And a special bonus will the a bin of $5 pots. Yes, you read that correctly. Those are guaranteed to move quickly! 

Have you been waiting to pick up some plates for yourself? Do you have a wedding to go to this summer? And don’t forget that Mother’s Day is only 3 weeks away! Plan ahead and get some great deals on handmade gifts or something for yourself. 

If you can’t make it on Friday or Saturday and would like to make arrangements to meet before or after, just send me an email and we’ll figure something out.