Thank you to everyone who has followed this blog for the past couple years. I have decided to upgrade my website and part of that upgrade means that postings that I would normally post here will post on Plum Bottom Pottery’s new Facebook page. You can like my Plum Bottom Pottery facebook page by clicking here. I will be able to post more often on facebook and I think I’ll also be able to get more video and images online that way. Also the brick and mortar Plum Bottom Pottery store will be opening for the season on May 1st with new artists and new work. We’ll be open everyday from May-October from 10-5pm. See you soon!
April 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm
This is Erin Nolan at The Holiday Show that took place at Plum Bottom over the weekend. She was demonstration her process of creating wood block fine art prints. I appreciated the detail and got to know a little more about the integrity of this artist. I feel very lucky to have Erin show her work here at Plum Bottom.
The first annual Holiday Show was a great success. Luckily just as the show was ending Door County got its first snow storm of the season. It is beautiful, but I spent the day clearing driveways and paths. Looking forward to a relaxing evening. Remember Plum Bottom Pottery is open all winter Friday and Saturday 10-4pm(except Holidays:)
Happy Holidays everyone!
December 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Plum Bottom Pottery will host THE HOLIDAY SHOW, Friday and Saturday, December 10-11th from 10-5pm. Stop by and enjoy hot cider, cookies and light hor d’oueuvres and see newly created porcelain pottery and sculpture by resident artist and owner Chad Luberger. Luberger will be unloading a kiln full of new porcelain mugs, bowls and vases perfect gifts for the art lover in your life. Angela Lensch will unveil a special holiday jewelry line created at Plum Bottom studios. The line will include Lensch’s newest earrings, woven necklaces and bracelets, all perfect one of a kind gifts for the holidays. Plum Bottom’s newest artist Erin Nolan will be on hand Saturday, December 12th from 12-2pm to answer questions about her beautifully detailed wood block fine art prints. Guest artist Mary White will debut her latest pastels created over the past six months, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Plum Bottom. Be the first to see the pastel drawings of this talented artist.
“I enjoy keeping my doors open in the winter, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with neighbors and Door County locals who brave the winter,” says Luberger. “Stop by, have a cookie, some cider and enjoy the art of Plum Bottom, finely crafted right here in Door County.” Plum Bottom Pottery is open through the winter (except holidays) Friday and Saturday from 10-4pm. The gallery is located 15 minutes north of Sturgeon Bay and 5 minutes south of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42 then go east 1 mile on Plum Bottom Rd to 4999 Plum Bottom Rd. or visit PlumBottomPottery.com.
November 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm
I will once again host Knock Magazine for their summer issue release party. Nik Garvoille and I have collaborated on this event for the past two years. Last year was a a great success. I am truly excited to have the contributing writers doing live readings from Issue 8 The Belly.
I am firing a new body of porcelain work that will be making its debut at the event and Angela Lensch will be unveiling her new summer jewelry designs. Last year Pamela Moore(my mother) catered the event and this year she has graciously agreed to create the cuisine but with an Asian themed twist. If you haven’t experienced my mom’s food, trust me, it’s worth the trip down to Plum Bottom in itself.
The revelry will start around 6pm on Thurs. July 15th. We will also be serving wine and beer. Come on down and feed not only your soul but your belly!
I hope to see you there!
July 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Here’s a peek at a couple of the porcelain pieces that came out of the kiln(click the pics for larger images). I got really nice copper reds. I also have been experimenting with the above black and cobalt blue glazes. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results. You can see the majority of the new pieces on my website www.plumbottompottery.com. On Friday I am off to Penland School of Craft for my week long class with Jeff Zamek. It’s a class on glaze chemistry, I’m hoping to get a better understanding of the raw materials that go into glazes t gain better control over my glaze colors and textures. I’m excited for the class but also excited to go back to Penland. I studied there with Cynthia Bringle for two months about two years ago. I also want to see Nick Joerling, an old friend who does beautiful ceramic work. With all the potters and artists in the area I’ll be like a kid in a candy store. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a few pictures while I’m gone to keep ya’ll updated as to what I’m learning. Angela and Becky will be holding down the fort here at Plum Bottom Pottery so the gallery will still be open everyday 10-5pm.
August 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Debra J. Groesser painting En Plein Air
Yesterday painters from the Peninsula School of Art’s Plein Air Festival painted the beautiful surroundings here at Plum Bottom Pottery. Over 200 people came to watch the artists in action. It was an exciting day here at the gallery – I always look for opportunities to collaborate with artists in different mediums. I loved seeing Plum Bottom thru the eyes of other artists. I was particularly drawn to the work of Debra J. Groesser(DebraGroesser.com). She found one of my favorite spots to paint on the top of a hill overlooking the entire property. I really enjoyed talking with her about the process of painting en Plein Air as well as art. You can see her work of the grounds here at Plum Bottom as well as all the other artists in the festival on Saturday July 25th from 6-8pm at the Peninsula School of Art.
July 23, 2009 at 10:42 am
This is one of Lorri’s sculptures that is currently on display here at Plum Bottom Pottery. She works in bronze and fiber clay creating beautifully expressive figures. This sculpture in particular looks great in the zen garden nestled in among the stones.
It’s a day of rest here at Plum Bottom after the big party for Knock Magazine on Friday. The gallery and studio was packed to the brim. I’ll post pictures as soon as I get them.
June 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
This is a picture of the new porcelain work before it was fired yesterday. I can fit two stacks of pots in my kiln, so I snapped pictures of both the front and back stacks. This is the first of two firings I am doing for the Knock Magazine event here at Plum Bottom Pottery on Friday, June 26th at 6:00pm. Since there were some pots that needed to be refired, I took it slow and started the kiln the day before and then really got things going yesterday around 5am. It was great to be up that early, usually I go back to bed in between kiln adjustments, but yesterday I stayed up and did some writing and made myself breakfast. It was a really nice morning. The kiln is slowly cooling today and I will unload tomorrow. Once these pots are unloaded I will load another group of work and fire again on Sun. It’s going to be a busy week here at Plum Bottom getting ready for the big event. I hope to see lots of folks here on the evening of the 26th!
June 19, 2009 at 10:05 am