Purple House Holiday Sale

December 15 – 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm
62 Spruce St, Brattleboro VT

Fabric artist Carlene Raper and potter Teta Hilsdon again team up for a fun open house and sale, with Carlene’s puzzles, quilts, and pillows and Teta’s dinnerware and kitchenware. See gorgeous fabric art right in Carlene’s home and studio, and handle Teta’s pottery until you find just the pieces to style your dinner table and home.

Teta’s feature will be serving bowls in lots of shapes and sizes. And of course mugs, mugs, mugs, which make for a practical, beautiful and affordable gift ranging from $20-$30. A full 16-piece dinnerware set, with a set of 4 each of dinner plates, dessert plates, and two sizes of bowls, is priced to sell quickly at $250 (50% discount). This would be a great gift for yourself if you’ve finally decided you deserve a handmade set, or for a college graduate about to start out, or it would be a very special wedding gift; you’ll be hard pressed to find another full handcrafted dinnerware set at that price.

In addition to her exquisite quilts, Carlene’s puzzles, which make wonderful gifts, will be available. These are extraordinary puzzle-lover treasures! Crafted in wood using one of Carlene’s fabric art images in bright colors, the pieces themselves are interestingly shaped. See more of Carlene’s work at ColorQuilts.com.

Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale:
at Stephen Procter Ceramic Studio

December 7 – 9, 2018
Friday 4:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro VT

My husband, potter Steve Procter, has his studio at Cotton Mill, and that’s where I work too. Stephen Procter Studio is open for the 20th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale at the historic Cotton Mill building in Brattleboro, VT. It’s a full scale festival, with enough food and art to keep you busy all day and get all your holiday shopping done.

Each year I choose something to feature, and this year it’s serving bowls in lots of shapes, sizes, glazes, and prices. And as always, mugs, mugs, mugs, which make for a practical, beautiful and affordable gift, ranging from $20-$35. I’ve also got about 60 tiles, about 4.5″ square, with a variety of carved and impressed designs. These are great as little, inexpensive, versatile and lovely gifts.

I’ll be raising my prices next year. I haven’t done so in a few years because I really want you to be able to afford handcrafted pottery. I work very efficiently to pass on some savings to you. And, well, I want to support myself equally. So get that platter or mug set you’ve been tempted by, and help me clear the inventory!