Above & Beyond: Barbara Flynn & Richard Rowe

Lots of Pots” takes the fine craft stage in October!

We are very excited to offer a series of “Lots of Pots” studio talks in our Baywood art space. We want the public to see how our ceramics are made and share our love of decorative, specialized and functional pottery. Our “Lots of Pots” studio talks begin at 11:00am daily during Open Studios Art Tour.

On Saturday, October 13 Richard Rowe presents “Growing Succulents in Pots.”   With more than 20 years’ experience with succulents, Rowe has developed a line of pottery that works nicely with succulents. Using plants from Cambria’s GROW Nursery, Rowe will share planting tips and demonstrate the best way to keep succulents in pots.  He will have available for sale plants and pots as well as planted ceramic selections.

Sunday, October 14 will feature stoneware potter and Renaissance artist Barbara Flynn, speaking on “Ceramics through the Centuries.”  Flynn will be including some reproduction pots from the English Renaissance as well as Roman period lamps.  She will be discussing the making and use of pipkins, puzzle jugs, costrels, Bellarmine jugs and more. Her specialty is researching and reproducing historical ceramic ware for modern use.  Flynn’s ceramic designs are in local and international collections.

With an extensive background in promoting American fine craft, Lisa Stromsoe presents “Starting a Fine Craft Collection” Saturday, October 20.   Stromsoe has been a successful gallery owner, a national art juror and won top awards with internationally recognized silversmith husband, Randy Stromsoe at the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council shows, Sausalito Arts Festival and locally at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Lots and lots of pots talk on Sunday, October 21 for foodies: “Fun for Foodies with Pots.” Our fine home economist, Sandy Rowe will be demonstrating using pots in cooking at 11am and setting the stage for fine dining and entertaining.  Rowe will demonstrate dishes guests can create using ceramic wares from the studio. The audience will participate in tasting samples and recipes will be available.   Rowe’s selected recipes will reflect current fresh produce from the local Farmer’s Market.

With all of the great workshops planned, be sure to stop by and visit Barbara and Richard!   You can find their studio (numbers 95 &109) on the Los Osos map in the ARTS Obispo’s Studios Art Tour catalog.

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