Thursday, December 23, 2010

My work can now be found on It's a web site that features all custom made work like furniture and sculpture and all kinds of fantastic stuff. There are some ready made pieces that you can purchase right off of the site as well as finding people who can make just what you need to fill that special place. If you have been looking for something special check out the site and find the link to an artist who can make it for you.

I have my totem poles on the site as well as some of my animal sculptures and tables. This photo is of my "Two Birds Totem" which is just over 5 feet tall. As with all of my pieces it is high fired stoneware and can be used indoors or out.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Craft Fairs

Thanksgiving weekend is going to be a busy one! I will be at the Celebration of the Craftswomen at Fort Mason in San Francisco for the first time this year. My booth number is 519 - please stop by and say hello. I have a few discount postcards left. If you need one send me your address and I'll get one off to you. I will be bringing my blue frog pottery as well as some of my new maroon glaze. I hope to fit a totem pole or two in the car as well along with my Christmas ornaments.

If you are spending the weekend up in the Mendocino area I'll also have a booth up at the MUSE Craft Fair at the Recreation Center in Mendocino. This is the second year for this fair and it was a huge success last year. Part of the proceeds from this fair go to support art and music in our local schools - a great cause.

Hope to see you at the fair!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Edgewater Gallery is having a show of my new work for the month of October. There will be some new pieces in my totem pole series as well as my new "Woodland" pieces. These came from my idea to make some smaller scale stacked work. I got the idea to use a piece of wood for the base instead of the metal bases I use on the large work. After a trek through the woods and dragging back a wonderful twisted piece of redwood root I got a reality check from a woodworking friend on what would need to be done to turn my wet, mossy chunk of wood into a sculpture base. I had an aha! moment of realizing that it would be a lot more fun for me to make the wood from clay than to try and re-fashion the real wood into the shape I was ultimately looking for. My new series uses a variety of hand-made wood shapes and sizes to support the sculptures above.

Edgewater Gallery is located at 356 N. Main St. in Fort Bragg, CA.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Well craft fair season is in full swing. I just finished the MUSE Summer Fair in Mendocino which was a great success. The commission from the fair went to helping keep art in the local K -12 schools. It's a great cause and made all of us artists feel good that we were helping out.

Next up is the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on August 28th and 29th. The fair is on University Avenue and has 200 artists work on display. The followingt weekend, Labor Day, I'll be at the King's Mountain Art Fair in Woodside. If you've never been to that one try and come. It is set in the redwoods and is a really special fair. It too benefits a good cause supporting the volunteer fire department.

Other news... I'm pleased to have my work at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala, CA. They currently have a selection of my frog pottery.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mendocino Art Center Fair

I just got back from the Mendocino Art Center Summer Fair and had a great time. Thank you to all of the people who let me know they enjoyed the article in the Mendocino Real Estate Magazine. K. Andarin Arvola did a great job on it! If you haven't read it yet you can read it on-line at

Up next will be the MUSE Summer Craft Fair in August at Friendship Park. I hope to see you there on the 13th and 14th. My fall schedule of fairs is on my website: www.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Real Estate Magazine Article: Artists of Philo

I'm featured in the cover story for the Mendocino Coast Property Real Estate Magazine volume 24. It will be on the news stands from July 9th to the 22nd. The story is "Artists of Philo" by Andarin Arvola. She has done a great job of profiling several of us and it's a fun read. This is a free magazine available throughout Mendocino county so if you're out and about be sure to pick up a copy! You can also read the article on-line at

Other studio news... my new sculpture series is about to be released. Check back in a couple of weeks for photos of the new work! I'm very excited about the pieces that are finished so far.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Animal Art at John O'Lague Gallery

Well I've gotten behind on posting to my blog so I'm going to do an update of the last month. My show, Animal Art, opened last Friday at the John O'Lague Gallery in Hayward. It's in the City Hall building on B Street in Hayward, CA. This is the first time I've shown only animal sculptures. It will run until July 23rd. I also have 2 totem poles back at the Christensen-Heller Gallery in Oakland, CA. It's nice to be back there again!

After the success of 'Behind the Garden Wall' I've been held over at Dimensions Galleria in Petaluma, CA. They will continue to show both my totem poles and my frog pottery.

Edgewater Gallery in Fort Bragg is hosting a show of artworks by artists from Miasa/Omachi Japan. They have sent over beautiful pieces and it is such a treat to get to enjoy them for the month. The show will run through June.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My work  is included in a just released book by Schiffer Publishing called Ceramics Today. It is a survey of current ceramic art and includes 495  color photographs by 120 ceramic artists. The book was edited by Jeffrey B. Snyder and the ISBN is 978-0-7643-3465-8. It looks like a beautiful book and I can't wait to get my copy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

There I Fixed It

In the DIY spirit I decided to do something about the hole in my ceiling. Carpentry is not my thing so I thought I'd go about filling it a different way. Having made the hole by a slip of my foot it seemed right to fill the hole with a foot. Much better!

Dimensions Galleria Opening

The opening reception for 'Beyond the Garden Wall' at Dimensions Galleria in Petaluma, CA was tons of fun. I met so many terrific people and a whole bunch of artists from the Sonoma area. There is quite a variety of work in the show - something for everyone. If you are in the area before the end of May it is well worth a visit.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beyond the Garden Wall

Several of my totem pole pieces will be included in the show "Beyond the Garden Wall" at the Dimensions Galleria in Petaluma. I will have one or two of my animal sculptures included as well. The show opens on Friday March 17th and runs through May 30th 2010. The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday noon to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday noon to 8 pm. There will be an opening reception on Friday March 19th from 6 to 9 pm and everyone is welcome. Please stop by to see the show if you are in the Petaluma area. It is going to be a very whimsical show and a lot of fun.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Potter's Council Porcelain Workshop

I just got back from a fabulous workshop in not-so-sunny San Diego. The weekend focused on working with porcelain. The highlights for me were the presentations by Tom and Elaine Coleman. I've long been an admirer of their work so it was really fun to get to meet them and watch them work. i got to bring home a sample of Coleman Porcelain which I'm anxious to try. I haven't thrown with porcelain in MANY years so I'm up for the challenge. If nothing else it will make beautiful angel Christmas ornaments.I usually use a white stoneware when I make them but the translucency of the porcelain will be really nice. Several of the presenters were using porcelain slip to enhance their surfaces. It was goopy and thick and wonderfully textural. I've been doing a lot of stamping in my own work recently so we'll see if I take a fork in the road to try some slip work.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Art in the Cellars is Just a Week Away

Handley Cellars in Philo, CA is hosting Art in the Cellars again this year the weekend of Feb 5th. Handley opens up their cellars for large scale art works which are hung from the barrel racks and placed throughout the cellar. Visitors are treated to a trip into the cellars to see the artworks while enjoying their wine tasting. It is a fun treat to get to see this show. If you are in Anderson Valley that weekend be sure to stop by and see it. I will have several of my pieces on display including the totem pole that I created last spring to be part of a show in Omachi, Japan.

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm a Guest Artist at The Corner Gallery this month in Ukiah

This month you can see my work at the Ukiah Art Center's Corner Gallery in Ukiah, CA. Susan Spencer and I have teamed up again as "The Dynamic Duo" with her water colors and my sculptures. Our opening is on Friday January 22, 2010 from 5:30 to 8pm. The Schlep Tones will be performing and there will be food and wine to celebrate Crab and Wine Days as well. If you're in the area please stop by and say 'hello'.

Monday, January 11, 2010

First Day

Welcome to the blog for Alexis Moyer Pottery and The Pot Shop. I'll be posting new work and keeping you updated on what's going on in my studio.