Unique Holiday Gifts by Local Artists

November 29, 2009 at 7:11 am Leave a comment

If you are looking for a special handmade gift,

check out this great work by local lady artists.

Holiday Art Sale


Pottery by Lesley Witt

Jewelry by Connie Kuhnz

& Purses created by Molly Diers.

Here is Molly as my lovely assistant.  Although it looks like she thinks the whole event is verging on catastrophe.

Holiday Art Sale

Where & When

2212 5th Street NE

Minneapolis, MN 55418

(click here for map)

Saturday December 5th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

& Sunday December 6th

Noon – 4:00 PM

Molly Made

Peek at Molly’s handmade purses at mollymadepurses.blogspot.com

Horse Hair Pottery by Lesley Witt

“The horse hair firing method is taken from the Native Americans who used this technique to honor a favorite horse or celebrate the birth of a horse.

I start by throwing my shape on the wheel. Once the piece is trimmed and dried, I coat it with many layers of terra sigillata, a slip of extremely fine clay particles. A hand buffing with a cloth creates a  glassy sheen. The piece is first bisque fired to 1900 degrees. Allowed to cool, the pot is then brought back to the kiln and refired to 1000 degrees.  At peak temperature, the hot piece is removed and I apply the horse hair by hand. The cinging hair on the heated surface creates the distinct look without the use of any glaze.”

For more information about the sale, contact lesleywitt@hotmail.com.


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