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Opening Night Jitters or how to be in two places at one time.

Holiday season is in full swing! Activity in the studio has been at an all time high preparing for two upcoming shows and opening night receptions.

Opening Night Shows

The Society of Arts and Crafts is doing something new this year at the opening reception for CraftBoston Holiday to be held at the Hynes Convention Center on Thursday, December 4 from 6-9 PM.

CraftBoston HOLIDAY

Holidays and Highballs is the opening night event where you will select a handmade tumbler from an array of styles and materials to use and take home at the end of the evening. You are then invited to stop by the CraftBoston Bar to fill your new piece with a retro-inspired highball cocktail. Sip, schmooze, and shop to the sounds of classic 45s as you preview the newest and finest contemporary craft by over 175 artists.

Holidays & Highballs

And here’s the part about being in two places at one time… The opening night reception for the Foundry Artists Annual Holiday show is also Thursday, December 4 from 5-9 PM.

There will be refreshments and live holiday music from John Juxo and Otis Read.

Foundry Show

Once again they will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Rhode Island Food Bank, so bring a can or two and share the holiday spirit!

2014 Foundry Show

Start making your holiday shopping list and be sure to stop by both CraftBoston Holiday and the Foundry Artists Holiday Show to support artists and buy handmade.

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Portlandia, Cheese Doodles & Robots

I am excited to announce that we started 2014 by launching our new online shop (www.artheadstudio.com/shop) which is now an integral part of the ArtHead Studio website.

On cold winter days in New England, when I have not been on snow removal duty, I have been in the studio creating lots of new things for the shop and preparing for my first big show of the year — the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.

Here’s a sneak peek at what I am bringing to Baltimore!

ArtHead Studio

Who among us doesn’t love cheese doodles?
ArtHead Studio JunkHead

If you are a fan of Portlandia, as I am, all I can say is “Put a bird on it!”

ArtHead Studio JunkHeads

ArtHead Studio  JunkHead

New this year are JunkHeads in vintage boxes.  These can stand on their own or be hung on a wall. ArtHead Studio

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ArtHead Studio JunkHead

And of course we will bring a selection from The Odd World of the Littles.

ArtHead Studio Littles


And our booth wouldn’t be complete without several reTweets. I have finally embraced Twitter and invite you to follow

ArtHead Studio reTweet

For those of you who need moving parts how about one of these little guys who will be happy to stick his tongue at you anytime.

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So if you are near Baltimore next weekend, come see me in Booth 4217 at the Baltimore Convention Center.   

Glamour Shots

For the past several weeks the studio has been buzzing. In preparation for our last two shows of the year BabyBots, JunkYard Dogs and JunkHeads have been marching out of the studio…but not before they get photographed. Take this Temt’n Eggs JunkHead. It takes a lot of magic to make these guys stand up long enough for their glamour shot.

Temt'n Eggs Glamour Shot

Temt’n Eggs Glamour Shot

Eventually we get a good shot. You can go see lots of our glamour shots on our Etsy store. Or if you prefer to see things in 3D you can visit either The Foundry Artists Holiday Show in Pawtucket, RI or stop by booth 503 at CraftBoston Holiday at the Cyclorama in Boston’s South End.

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet (don’t feel badly, we haven’t either) we encourage everyone to support artists and buy handmade for the holidays.

Keep Calm & Buy Handmade

Keep Calm & Buy Handmade

Lucy Rose is all about Small Business Saturday

Shop Small | Buy Hand Made

Lucy Rose

Use coupon code Lucy Rose for 5% off

Lucy Rose was the best dog ever! She was our constant companion and was often our muse. Lucy Rose was the inspiration behind JunkYard Dogs.  Today only, use coupon code Lucy Rose to get 5% OFF everything in the ArtHead online store.

JunkYard Dog

JunkYard Dog

Small business Saturday is here!  We encourage  everyone to support small businesses today.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

We are taking this opportunity to support New Beginnings Dog Rescue. For every purchase at our Etsy store today we will donate 5% to New Beginnings Dog Rescue. You can see all the sweet dogs that are currently being fostered by the rescue here and you can also learn more at the New Beginnings Dog Rescue Facebook page.

Mr. Coleman wants you to buy handmade

Yesterday we introduced you to Ginger. Today you get to meet Mr. Coleman.

JunkHead: Mr. Coleman ©Deborah C. Kracht, Artist

JunkHead: Mr. Coleman ©Deborah C. Kracht, Artist

It’s getting down to the wire to wrap up holiday shopping. Why not avoid the crowds at the mall and shop handmade instead.
Buy Hand Made
This weekend see Mr. Coleman in person at CraftBoston Holiday at the Cyclorama (we are in booth #507) and if you have time just a few blocks away check out SOWA Holiday Market at the Cathedral High School Gym.

In the Providence, RI area check out the Foundry Artists Show at the Pawtucket Armory and if you have time go to the 10th Annual Craftland Show in downtown Providence.  Both shows in the Providence area have free parking and all purchases are TAX FREE!

I guarantee if you go to any of these shows you will not be disappointed. And you are sure to find gifts for everyone on your list. And you get the added bonus of meeting the artists.

Mr. Coleman thanks you for supporting local artists and buying handmade.