2Frogs at Winter Art Collective in Chicago

Need something to do this weekend?
How about early shopping for Valentines Day?

What ever the motivation, six hand-craft artist will be showing and selling their works at the Winter Art Collective this Saturday, February 4th, Noon – 4 pm at the Healing Foundations located at 2112 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618.

Hope you can stop by to visit.

2Frogs Ceramic Arts at the Fall French Market at the Lycée Français Chicago-Oct. 14-16, 2011

Fall French Market Poster for Lycée Français 2011 by Yann Legendre

A short post today to update this weekend’s show at the Fall French Market at Lycée Français Chicago this weekend.

Fall French Market 2011
Lycée Français de Chicago
613 West Bittersweet
Chicago, IL 60613

Look for Miki Shim-Rutter at 2Frogs Ceramic Arts and Legendre+Rutter booth in the Gym!

Fri. Oct 14, 2011 7pm-10pm (tix $40/p, adult only)
Sat. Oct 15, 2011  10am – 5pm (tix: $5/adult)
Sun. Oct 16, 2011  11am – 4pm (tix: $5/adult)

The Lycée Français de Chicago Fall French Market.
Shop and dine with over 50 vendors, including Figaro Parisian Antiques, Bijoux Fantasia, Careful Peach and Provenance Food & Wine. Watch notable Chicago chefs prepare local specialties. A pavilion for children ages 3-10 will provide supervised activities while you shop.


Ravenswood ArtWalk, October 1&2

If you are out and about town in Chicago this weekend, Come out to the Ravenswood ArtWalk.
Look for me at 4611 Ravenswood Ave., 2nd floor. Sat. 11 am – 7 pm, Sun. 11 am – 7 pm

For more information, www.ravenswoodartwalk.org

Save the Date: Ravenswood ArtWalk Oct. 1 & 2, 11am-5pm

2Frogs Ceramic Arts will be one of over 300 artists showing works at the 9th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk along the Ravenswood Corridor in the North Center and Ravenswood Neighborhoods.

This show will feature the Carved Series (more photos to come), Pebbles and the yet to be named series of pots featured below (naming suggestions welcome!).

The ArtWalk is free, thanks to support from dozens of neighborhood businesses and a strong donor base. Besides featuring the work of more than 300 visual artists, it also includes music, food vendors, kids activities and a live graffiti wall.
I will post updated location information as soon as it is available.
Save the Date!

2Frogs at Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest August 20-21, 2011

A booth of my own at a neighborhood art fair in Chicago!

Visit with me at Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (6900N-1400W Rogers Park)
August 20-21, 12pm – 9pm each day.

This venue is free to the public with 2Frogs joining other artists showcasing locally produced and community oriented works.

My booth will be listed under 2Frogs Ceramic Arts featuring new pottery series featured above and a sneak peek of collaborative pieces carved by my husband, Lance Rutter (see previous post).

Hope you will explore fest and visit with me at my booth.

Mayslake Peabody Estate Fine Arts Fair 2011

Miki Shim/2Frogs Ceramic Arts showing at Mayslake Peabody Estate Fine Arts Fair, July 23-24, 2011 10 am – 4pm.

This Egg series pots will lead the way at the 4th Annual Mayslake Peabody Estate Fine Art Fair !
I should have named them Pebbles. These are special vases with bulbous body and super glossy glaze that oozes down to a satin red finish to the bottom. A unique coloring that range from a very deep chocolate breaking to varying degrees of greens, reds and orange. It’s hard to describe. You have to see it and touch it to really appreciate its beauty. Wheel-thrown, white stoneware is glazed red on the inside so it is water tight. Hand wash recommended. All of my pieces are glazed with lead-free materials and is food-safe.

Special thanks to my husband Lance Rutter for a great job on the photograph!

I will be showing my new works at
4th Annual Mayslake Peabody Estate Fine Art Fair presented by Alliance of Fine Art this weekend.

Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011.
10am – 4pm both days.

1717 W. 31st., Oak Brook IL  60563
Open to the public with plenty of parking!

You can find me in the ClaySpace Booth along with 3 other ClaySpace artists: Marge Couden, Susan Delaney, & Sharon Spitzer.

Still to come

Plan ahead to visit me in August at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, August 19-21. I will be sharing my booth with fellow potter, Sharon Spitzer and together will be showing a wide range of functional tableware and tea pots & cups.

Show and Sell

2Frogs Exhibition and Sales Schedule for 2011.

Spring is trying its best to wake up the flowers with its rain. As eager as I am to see spring succeed, anxiety takes over to start my own spring cleaning.

While my home is still smothered under its winter’s weight, my studio is overflowing with pots and mugs and muses. They need to fill shelves and cabinets of others to be admired and loved.

2Frogs Ceramic Arts will be participating in the following events for 2011.

April 1st – 30, 2011
Warrenville Library: ClaySpace Resident Artist Exhibition
28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555  (630) 393-1171
Warrenvile Library CS Show 2011

April 30, May 1st 2011
ClaySpace Open House and Pottery Sale
28W210 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555  (630) 393-CLAY

May 15, 2011 10am – 4pm
Cantigny Park: Ceramic Show and Sale by ClaySpace Resident Artists
1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
Cantigny Ceramics Show

September 1st – 30, 2011
ClaySpace Featured Artist Exhibition: A Family Affair – featuring 2Frogs Ceramic Arts and art works by Lance, Nathan and Matthew Rutter.
28W210 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, Illlinois  60555
Opening night to be announced.

There are a couple more still in planning and these will be updated as they firm up. Future event updates will be added to a separate page for events on this site.

Thanks for checking in.