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In addition to the stores listed below, you can call and make an appointment to view my art and pottery in my studio in Ashland: 508-686-6046.





stores currently carrying my pottery...and more


Five Crows arts and crafts store in Natick, MA

Five Crows

on Main St., center of town

Natick, MA
508-653-2526
www.fivecrows.com

Five Crows is an arts and crafts store selling many pieces of my functional pottery, Reminder Stones, Rear View Mirror Charms, and "Breath" prints.

Even if you aren't shopping for my art, it is a great store. Worth checking out!

My work has been there since 2009. Current display here. The image is from when I demonstrated outside the store during the Art Walk, July 2015. More images here.





uni-T

debra griffin pottery at uni_T in the Natick Collection, a mall in Massachusetts

www.shopUni-T.com
1245 Worcester St. #4048
Natick, MA
Natick Mall


A local artist store in the Mall on the 2nd floor of the newest wing where the birch trees are.

You will find there my functional dinnerware, Reminder Stones, Rear View Mirror Charms (or hang anywhere), and more.

This store is owned by a friendly and talented artist: Eugin Kim Neilan. Also local, she makes and sells awesome T-shirts with encouraging words and images such as some of my favorites: Create More, Dare More, Breathe More.

Other local artists are also promoted here so it is a wonderful store to check out anytime!

 

My work has been there since Jan. 2014. Current display here.
The image is from when I demonstrated outside the store during the holidays, Dec. 2014.






The Gardens at Elm Bank, Gift Shop

900 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA
masshort.org

elm bank gift shop pottery Elm Bank is a pleasant place to walk, see gardens, and have events. I was contacted in 2018 to show my pottery in the gift shop there. They wanted to have items for sale there through October and for weekend holiday sales. What they have of mine includes beaded and corded necklaces, bowls, and reminder stones.

My work has been there since Aug. 2018. Current display here.






debra griffin pottery at serendipity in Hudson, Massachusetts

Serendipity

63B Main St.
Hudson, MA
978-562-7756
www.serendipityinhudson.com

A small bright gift shop offering “jewelry, art and whimsy” and my pottery!

Owner Lori Burton is so friendly. Her goal for her store is to offer a little bit of something for everyone. She wants people to walk into her store and find the perfect gift — that one thing they didn’t even look for.

Saturday 2/7/15, 1-4 pm, I did a wheel throwing demo and "trunk sale"

(I brought more of my pottery in for this event...image is from that)
go the process page to see videos







past shows and demos


most recent events:

2017 on






debra griffin, pottery sale, roots and wings artisan market 2016, Natick, MA

Roots & Wings
Yoga and Healing Arts
Artisan Market


Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

11 am - 3 pm

Held at
Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 N. Main St., Natick, MA

 

I sold my pottery, photographic notecards, and Phil's photographic notecards along side other artisans.






debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, Massachusetts

pottery for sale and throwing demos
at the Ashland Farmers Market


Saturdays 7/9 and 9/3, 2016
9 am - 1 pm

Pottery students showed you their skills with throwing pottery on a wheel. I am proud of their abilities and they were excited to share their passion for pottery with you.







Students demoing at the 9/3 Market:
Kim and Clara: 9-11 am (mother and daughter), Tonya: 11 am-1 pm

debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA


Students who demonstated at the 7/9 Market:
Elaine and Mia: 9-11 am (new students, mother and daughter), Tonya: 11 am-1 pm

debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA debra griffin pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA



Debra Griffin's student pottery on display at Ashland Public Library

Ashland Public Library

66 Front Street, Ashland, MA
UPSTAIRS DISPLAY CASE
March and April 2016
Hours
T, W, Th: 10am-8pm
F: 10am-6pm
Sat.: 10am-5pm
closed Sun., Mon. and holidays
call to check hours or get other info: (508) 881-0134

"Mudivate"

Debra is displaying her own lovingly-crafted pottery (mostly functional, natural dishware) along with some of her students’ ceramic work. Tonya and Olga have been her weekly pottery students for more than two years, so their clay creations will be featured

(picture is of four of their pieces: top row is Tonya's, bottom row is Olga's).

ashland public library pottery student show Tonya and Olga are moms and full-time engineers who find pottery to be a creative outlet that rounds out their lives. Tonya likes to put hours of time into doing unique carvings to decorate her pottery. Olga often integrates creative hand building with her wheel work, and discovers new effects using hand-painted layered glazes.

The motivational (mudivational) give-and-take of ideas, techniques, and encouragement happens every class, making all participants productive.

Other students have joined Debra in her pottery studio too. Come and see what they can do after a few lessons!

mud-i-vate:
verb: to motivate others to be creative with clay
past tense example: My students mudivated me too!

adjective:
- a person can be mudivated (inspired to create with clay)
- clay can be mudivated (transformed into something unique and special)

- pottery classes can be mudivational (inspiring)

as can pottery shows at places like the Fuller Craft Museum and here!







2015 shows and demonstrations




pottery for sale
at the indoor
Ashland Farmers Market


Saturday 11/21/15, 9 am - 1 pm




debra griffin demo and pottery at the indoor ashland farmers market in Ashland, Massachusetts



throwing demonstration (with pottery for sale) at Medfield Day

hosted by The Cultural Alliance of Medfield, Saturday 9/19/15, 1 - 3 pm


debra griffin pottery demo at Medfield Day, Medfield, MAdebra griffin pottery demo at Medfield Day, Medfield, MA

photos were taken by Jean Mineo (lt) and by Phil Bosinoff: philslens.com (rt) on 9/19/15 ©2015
go to the link above to see Phil's post about this day




pottery for sale
and demos
(wheel work)
at the
Ashland Farmers Market


Saturdays 6/27, 7/18,
and 8/29, 2015

9 am - 1 pm



debra griffin demoing pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, Massachusetts

photo above was taken by Phil Bosinoff: philslens.com
on 6/27/15 ©2015

Click on the link above to see more pictures and blog about 6/27/15.
Here is a link to some pictures from AFM 7/18...and ArtWalk 7/16
.



Pottery students who were available, did some demonstrations too:


pottery demo by debra griffin's student at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA

Tonya from 6/27, helped 8/29 too!

pottery demo by debra griffin's student at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA

Olga from 7/18

pottery demo by debra griffin's students at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, MA

Abbie from 8/29 (Shannon helped too)


see student work

debra griffin demo and pottery at the ashland farmers market in Ashland, Massachusetts

photo by
Phil Bosinoff: philslens.com
on 8/29/15 ©2015


Photo shows Debra's 14 year old students, Shannon and Abbie, who came to do work on the wheel, showing skills they learned in their first 3 classes.




debra griffin pottery at serendipity in Hudson, Massachusetts









video above is of the demo at
Serendipity
in Hudson, Feb. 2015


see more above and go the process page

featured artist
(pottery for sale with a 20% discount!)
at Five Crows in Natick for 2 weeks


Thursday 7/10-7/24, 2015


see notes about this store above





debra griffin pottery demo, artWalk, Natick, MA

demonstration of throwing on the wheel
outside Five Crows
in Natick during
the ArtWalk 2015

Thursday 7/16/15
4:30 - 8 pm

Here is a link to some pictures from ArtWalk and Ashland Farmers Market 7/18.
Photos by Phil Bosinoff ©2015










Brownie Troupe demo for Potter badge (a Brownie "try-it")


Wednesday 5/6/15, Warren School in Ashland


brownie troupe demo
for potter badge in Ashland, MA brownie troupe demo
for potter badge in Ashland, MA brownie troupe demo
for potter badge in Ashland, MA





debra griffin pottery at serendipity in Hudson, Massachusetts

selling lots of mugs (and more)
at Ula Cafe in JP


Sunday 1/11/15, 11am-3pm

Ula Cafe:
284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA
ulacafe.com

 

 












pottery shows and demos: 2010-2014




debra griffin pottery demo at uni-T in the Natick Mall, Massachusetts

wheel throwing (pottery demo) at uni-T, my pottery 20% off!
"trunk sale"...more work brought in for this event


Saturday 12/20/14, 1-4pm

Natick Mall: 1245 Worcester St. #4048, Natick, MA
www.shopUni-T.com

A local artist store in the Natick Mall: 2nd floor of the new wing.








pottery on sale by Debra Griffin, CropKitchen


CropCircle Kitchen

Saturday, December 7, 2014, 1-5pm

Pottery sale in Dorchester! CropCircle Kitchen, is a culinary incubator and shared kitchen in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

I met lots of new people. Nice to get more positive feedback too.






pottery on sale by Debra Griffin and demos by student Tonya at Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland MA

Ashland Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9am to 1pm and
Indoor Market: Saturday, November 22, 2014
9am to 1pm


I did a clearance sale of a lot of my pottery and had some higher priced items there as well... along with photographic notecards, Reminder Stones, and necklaces for sale too.

(right photo by Chuck Green)

pottery on sale by Debra Griffin and demos by student Tonya at Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland MA

 


My adult student, Tonya, did helpful wheel throwing demos. Children (and adults) stayed for a long time to watch and ask questions. Their wonderful questions showed their thoughtfulness and intellect.

(left photo by Florence)

 





pottery on sale by Debra Griffin and demos by student Tonya at Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland MA

 

 

 

Ashland Farmers' Market, Demo (only)


Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9am to 1pm

I did a demostrations of wheel throwing until the power supply I had ran out. Then I showed carving and shellac resist techniques. The amount of onlookers and interest was so exciting.


(photo by Erik)





Debra Griffin pottery on display at Ashland Public Library



Ashland Public Library

66 Front Street, Ashland, MA

Nov. 5, 2013 - Jan. 2, 2014

My pottery display in the glass case on the first floor showed a variety of things that I make: small items that you carry in your pocket, necklaces, glaze test pots, functional dinnerware, sculptures, and more. It includes labels to explain some of my techniques and inspiration.












Debra Griffin pottery on display at Roots and Wings Annual Artisan Market and Benefit


Roots and Wings Annual Artisan Market and Benefit


Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

11 am - 3 pm

Held at Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 N. Main St., Natick, MA

I showed my comfort pottery but also beaded jewelry, photographic note cards and small framed mixed-media art! I did demos and discussed my private art lessons.

 

Phil and I made a new wooden shelf for my display; this is the first time I used it and it worked great! I designed it myself.









pottery on sale at Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Jamaica Plain Open Studios


Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 - 22, 2013
11am to 6pm each day


I was there, same place as the last four years: Pondside Dental Assos., 793 Centre St., JP

 

I did demos each day. I showed some of my special surface decoration techniques (sponging off clay that has a resist painted on it, carving, and more!). link to the JPOS website







Ashland Farmers' Market


pottery on sale and demos by Debra Griffin at Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland MA

Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9am to 1pm

I did a clearance sale of a lot of my pottery...$15 for each! I had photographic notecards, soap dish rests, and reminder stones for sale too. Newer and bigger work was not sold here .

I did demos all day. I showed some of my special surface decoration techniques on pots that I threw on my wheel in my studio (sponging off clay that has a resist painted on it, carving, and more!).

(right photo by Patrick Rogers ©2013, TrueNatureImages.com)





Five Crows Store in Natick, MA

Five Crows

508-653-2526 www.fivecrows.com

Featured Artist: July 19-August 10, 2013!
DEMO on 7/27 from 12-2 pm:
carving and doing other surface work that I do with clay (after I throw pots on my wheel in my studio)

20% off of my work (60+ pieces) while I am featured

Featured Artist and Demonstration May 2011:
2 week show...70 pieces of pottery...two times demonstrating surface techniques with collaborative bowl option. This time of demonstrating and discussing pottery was a wonderful experience.





Debra Griffin art at Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Jamaica Plain Open Studios


Sat. and Sun. in late Sept. 2009-12, 11 am to 6 pm each day
I was at Pondside Dental Assos. (793 Centre St. JP) showing mostly my pottery but also beaded jewelry, photographic note cards, framed mixed-media art, and wearable art!

In 2012, I did demos each day. I showed some of my special surface decoration techniques (sponging off clay that has a resist painted on it, carving, and more!).

Many visitors to my display tables in 2011 voted in De Pot Ballot sharing what were their favorites pieces of pottery or art. This was very helpful for my confidence and the votes might affect what I make in the future.

Debra Griffin art at Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios The Pottery Lottery (held in 2010) was a big hit. Almost 200 people participated. There was an excited crowd near my table during the drawing time: 4 pm Sunday. A youngster volunteer randomly picked the winner: Isaiah, a 4 year old boy. Isaiah choose a nice big bowl he can grow into. He returned with his mom in 2011. She shared how much he uses it, loves it, and how it is holding up even with regular use by a young child. Yay!






Debra Griffin pottery and art at Spring Arts Festival in Hopkinton

Ashland Garden Tour (and my Open Studio)


Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9am to 2pm
at my studio in Ashland

I was invited to be on the Ashland Garden Tour again. I showed my garden and sold my artwork (pottery, jewelry, notecards, and framed art)! It was great to see some of you here!

Ashland Garden Club



Spring Arts Festival


May 5, 2012, 11am -5 pm
at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Besides my work (pottery, jewelry, and notecards), there was over 60 art vendors, music and theater performances.





Debra Griffin pottery and art at Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts Artisan Market

Peace Abbey Benefit: Artisan Market and Yoga Classes


Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011
at Roots & Wings Yoga
and Healing Arts

317 N. Main St., Natick, MA

I mostly showed my comfort pottery but also beaded jewelry, photographic note cards and small framed mixed-media art!
go to Roots & Wings for more info







past stores which had my pottery




debra griffin pottery at store the artful mix, hopedale, MA

The Artful Mix

150 Hartford Avenue East
Hopedale, MA

I was honored to be asked by the store owner, Ivy, to have my pottery at this store which focused on local crafts for two years before closing in Aug. 2016.

My work was there from Feb. to the end of Aug. 2016. To the right is a picture of work brought to the store summer 2016.








debra griffin pottery and necklaces at Sky Salon, Lincoln, MA

Sky Salon

145 Lincoln Road, Unit 104
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-0550
www.skysalonlincoln.com

I have been getting my curly hair cut expertly by Jeannine using dry Deva Cut techniques for years. I found her when she worked at a salon in Ashland. Then she opened her own salon in Lincoln. During a hair cut, we discussed a line of pottery for her salon.

 

I made the salon many pieces (mugs, handbuilt bowls, pendants for necklaces and earrings). "Sky" is written on the back or side of most pieces. The opal color matches the beautiful sky paintings that decorate walls; the talented artist is Jeannine's husband.

My pottery was there in Oct. 2015 but most pieces have sold as of July 2016.








debra griffin pottery and necklaces at Red Dress in Ashland, MA

Red Dress

54 Front Street, Ashland, MA


(This store unfortunately closed the end of March, 2016!)

My work had been here in my own town since Nov. 2013. To the left was my display in July 2015.















past shows of fine art: 2006-2009

(all shows were in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted)





Big Fresh Cafe in Framingham, MA

solo shows:

Jamaica Plain Open Studios
Big Fresh Cafe -Framingham
Wayland Wellness
Ashland Public Library
Ashland Physical Therapy

 

 

featured artist:

Frame Shop and Gallery
Five Crows



Ashland Public Libray

 

shows with others:

Danforth Museum (2009):
   Comm. of Artists Show
Amazing Things Art Center
   (2 person) -Framingham
Natick Comm. Organic Farm
Congregational Church of Weston
Facing History and Ourselves -Brookline





1996-2006

the stairway to my open studio

solo shows:

Ashland Garden Club "Art in the Garden" Open Studio
Black Brick Gallery -Plainville, CT
Good Times Deli -New Britain, CT
Wayland Public Library
Wellesley Congregational Church
Connolly Library -Jamaica Plain
Borders Book Shop -Framingham
Framingham Library
Morse Institute Library -Natick
Natick Community Organic Farm
Clever Monk Coffee Shop -South Natick

 

 

group shows:

The Frame Shop and Gallery show of my work

Premier Image Gallery -Ashland
Zullo Gallery -Medfield
The Arts Center at Southboro
Massachusetts Bay Community College -Wellesley
Danforth Musueum -Framingham
Maya's Dream Store -Natick
Solomon Schechter Day School -Newton
Infinity Gallery -Boston
Center for the Arts -Natick
Cultural Arts Alliance -Hopkington






 

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