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Located in NW Indiana, near the town of New Carlisle between Lake Michigan and a huge Beech Tree
~ August 10, 2017 ~
 

usually write an involved newsletter...
with lots of news, photos, and curious bits of "information".  And, I usually enjoy doing that. But I've been lazy. August has embraced me and I make believe I live in Europe where the common man/woman enjoys a 4 week vacation around this time.
 
But, I will take a break from the two sides of my life at this moment --
picking tomatoes and packing pottery orders -- to tell you this: BlackTree Studio Pottery is in Milwaukee this August weekend.
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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water Street
Downtown Milwaukee, WI
August 12 - 13

Booth 67
 
Last year, unbeknownst to us, Steve received Best in Show the first day of the fair. We didn't discover this until the show's final day. When awards were being given away, we were enjoying a lovely dinner with our son and daughter-in-law who live in Milwaukee.  
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Of course it's always a good feeling to be officially acknowledged, but it's the feedback we get from our customers and peers that we value most.
 
Our most recent kiln firing was most unusual.
Steve tracks and charts almost everything that goes on inside the kiln --temperature changes and when the kiln goes into "reduction". On paper, this firing looked like many of the previous ones, but the results were unexpected.  Here are two examples. The blues and red glazes are accurately photographed and untouched.  

 
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We are bringing all of the results of this firing to Morning Glory. 
 
In the meantime, this is how I've been spending my August.
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Fish and Chips at my local picnic table
 
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Stalking the infamous tomato caterpillar
 
 
If you see something you'd like to purchase, please email or call us.
 
New retail locations around the country....
CALIFORNIA
Imagine Artful Things
1470 East Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805.695.0220
ILLINOIS
Alalpash
4835 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773.769.8825
INDIANA
The Nest Michigan City
803 Franklin St, 46360
Michigan City, IN
(219) 262.5200
INDIANA
The Potter's Wife at Feeney's 
115 E Michigan Street
​New Carlisle, IN 46552
773.318.9161

 
MICHIGAN
The Secret Garden
10206 Front Street
Empire, Michigan 49630
231.326.5428
OHIO
Frame Setting Gallery
7389 Rte 3
Westerville, Ohio 43082
614.898.7134
WISCONSIN
Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711
608.238.6501
WISCONSIN
Plum Bottom Gallery
4999 Plum Bottom Road
​Egg Harbor, Door County, WI 54209
920.743.2819
Or visit us at BlackTree Studio Pottery...

Call us! 773.318.9904 or 773.318.9161
We'll give you directions out to the studio where you can see our latest work.    

 
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The new kiln at the studio built August 2015.
 
 Thank you for reading this newsletter.
   If you have any comments don't hesitate to contact me by clicking here.
 
   Louise Belmont-Skinner
BlackTree Studio Pottery
8988 E 350 N
New Carlisle, IN 46552
The Potter's Wife at Feeneys Hometown Goods
115 E Michigan Street
New Carlisle, IN 46552
773.318.9161
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Peaceful Indiana, 2017 by Louise Belmont-Skinner
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Design and photos by Louise Belmont-Skinner 5/2017