Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mid-Summer Up-date and New Vases

Well it has certainly been quite a while since I have posted anything on the blog but there has been some recent newsworthy items along with a few batches of new work that is slowly creeping towards being on the website for an up-date again.  We are part way through summer and I just pulled a collection of new vase forms in the new speckled clay, perfect for wildflowers or flowers from the garden.  I keep envisioning them lining a large out-door table, filled with fresh pickings from summer gardens. I hope to have them available online and in shops in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime I took a few home to enjoy and photograph. The speckled clay has been getting a lot of attention these days (check out the August issue of Canadian House & Home Magazine), but of course I'm still making heaps of my more classic dahlhaus work: the poppies, the stripes, the triangles and the herringbone designs, which were all standards in my spring shop orders. 

Speaking of shops- have you checked out the up-dated stocklists page on my website?  There are a few new ones to point out- the Museum of Craft in Design in SF was particularly exciting to make work for.  Also Poppytalk now has a storefront on Broadway just off Main st in Vancouver- it's a beautiful little shop and they are well stocked with the speckled work! I just finished a huge custom colour tea canister set for a new lemonade and tea shop called Sunny Side. Along with another painting commission this spring, things have felt quite busy in the studio.  I'm ready for a couple of weeks of holidays mid- August, but there is a bit more work to get through before then.

In other news, I wanted to announce that I'm a finalist for the Western Living Designer of the Year Award in the Industrial Design Category! I'm in great company so I wish everyone the best of luck! Along with that news, I should also take a moment to say that I will be at the Interior Design Show late September as part of the Poppytalk Curated Market.   I'll be back to say more about that but it should be an exciting fall with that kicking off more shows to come.

The boys are all doing great.  Summer is a busy time for my husband, Dean, who over-sees 2  skateboard camps at the beginning/middle of August.  My boys have been taking part of some summer day camps with afternoons spent at the local out-door pool.  We are looking forward to getting away as a family to visit friends, hang out at the beach and press the re-fresh button.  I hope you are able to do that as well! 

Until next time- but in the meantime, you can always follow on Instagram;)!

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