Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Port City Pottery on the Local News!

"Rollercoaster Basket" by Melanie Walter of Pine Garden Baskets

I am thrilled to be a part of Port City Pottery. These "mad potters" are amazing. They have figured out how to run a gallery that supports local artists. Even in tough economic times this gallery is still flourishing! Here's a video clip that was featured on WWAY News Channel 3 this evening. Plus we had a great day of sales in the gallery today!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by hanswestermark
I'm so excited!! My husband Hans just won his first photo contest with this photo. It was featured on the Indecent Exposure Blog for photography.

This photo was taken at the local New Hanover County Arboretum here in Wilmington, NC.

Here's the link to the blog!
Congrats Hans, I'm so proud of you!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

holy diamond band

holy diamond band
Originally uploaded by sarawestermark
Well I just got this listed in time for being the featured seller on Etsy.com. To read the full article click here.

I'm thrilled and honored to be featured. It means the world to me to be recognized for my work. Its a huge vote of confidence that I'm doing something "right". Rarely do I know if I'm on the right track, but I just keep doing what I love to do and follow the ideas that keep pushing in my brain.

The ring pictured is just like the band I made for my Mom's recent marriage. Congrats to you both--Mom and Mr. Bill. I'm glad that she likes it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chrysophase cut by Hans

In April I bought some lapidary equipment. Hans has always wanted to learn to cut stones, so I figured that this is something that we can do together. This is our first piece that we did together--Hans cut the stone and I set it.