TheLaughingPotter

The Laughing Potter - Functional art for everyday

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Announcement    The Laughing Potter is part of Mountain Bizworks' Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide: https://craftyourcommerce.com/gift-guide/maker/arroyopottery-the-laughing-potter/

Also, the Laughing Potter is now represented by Sweetgrass Artisan Mercantile in Bakersville, NC, a wonderful space in a historic building. Check out my bio: https://www.sweetgrassartisanmercantile.com/erika-arroyo-the-laughing-potter/

I will gradually be adding inventory to my shop in the next week or so, but please visit my IG page at https://www.instagram.com/arroyopottery/ for all the newest creations that I haven't yet had time to list in my shop! You can DM me for prices.

Don't forget to check back here for more updates!

NOTE FOR ETSY SHOP PURCHASES: Please check shipping times for all items. Custom pottery pieces take up to 10 weeks. Convo me first before you order to see if I have any in stock of the item you'd like.

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2021 CALENDAR:
28 August 2021 - Greening Up the Mountains, in the Sylva, NC, Historic District (Landis Street, Sylva, NC) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (website: http://www.greeningupthemountains.com)

09 October 2021 - Fairview Arts & Crafts Show, 379 Old Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

13 November 2021 - Enka Candler Holiday Market, A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

18 December 2021 - WINTER WONDER WALK ASHEVILLE, 85 Expo Drive, Asheville, NC 28806

2020 CALENDAR
14 November 2020 - Enka Candler Holiday Market, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC

August 21 and 28; all Fridays in September and October - East Asheville Tailgate Market, Asheville, NC, 925 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC

2019 CALENDAR
April 27, 2019 - Greening Up the Mountains, in Sylva, NC

June 22, 2019 - Art in the Park, in Asheville, NC

August 2 and 3, 2019 - Mount Mitchell Craft Fair, in Burnsville, NC

November 2 - Carolina Pottery Festival - LeGrand Center, Shelby, NC

December 7 - Owen Middle School Craft Fair l, Swannanoa, NC

December 15, - Appalachian Pottery Market - Marion, NC

2018 CALENDAR
My first Art Show in Asheville is at Pritchard Park on October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-laughing-potter-at-ooh-la-las.html

It's an intimate umbrella "market" featuring local artists and musicians. I will have newer creations as well as some pieces from NY...hope to see you there!


2017 CALENDAR

June 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday): DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair, hosted by the Art League of Long Island. Heckscher Park (Route 25A and Sabbath Day Path), Huntington, NY. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. More than 70 artists and craftspeople will show and sell original works of art and handmade crafts. This event will also feature live art demonstrations by Art League instructors and live music throughout both days.

July 9 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park, sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located right next to the Northport marina, this event is a fun filled-day of art vendors, Middle Eastern music & (belly) dance, musicians, poets, and a children's art workshop. Come stroll through the avenues of trees and watch the boats sail by. Don't miss the farmer's market in the adjacent parking lot!

September 24 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, dancing, and more than 300 craft vendors!

October 5 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's my fifth year at this inspiring show that focuses on female entrepreneurs, hosting more than 80 artists/artisans/crafters, and it drew 2,300 visitors last year!

November 5 (Saturday): (DEFINITE!) St. Anthony's HS Craft Fair, 275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington, NY, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's my second year at this show, which is fun and chockful of interesting items!

December 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday): (DEFINITE!) The Laughing Potter will once again be participating in the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair in their lovely art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746! This juried show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. This is an ALL HANDMADE show, featuring diverse artists and artisans, with creations ranging from paintings to photographs, woodwork to metalwork, glasswork to pottery...and more!
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2016 CALENDAR
April 16: The Greens at Half Hollow Spring Fair, 1 Altessa Blvd, Melville, NY. This is my first time at this show, held in an exclusive condo community.

June 4-5 (Saturday-Sunday): DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair.

July 9 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park.

August 14 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor.

September 25 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair.

October 6 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library.

NEW event!!!
November 5 (Saturday): St. Anthony's HS Craft Fair.

December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair.
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2015 CALENDAR

March 21 (Saturday): DEFINITE!!! Farmer's Market at Topping Rose House, the first luxury hotel in Bridgehampton, on Long Island. This monthly event brings together some of the East End's best artisans and purveyors. Stop by the Barn and Studio beginning at 11am to shop for goods, products and wares from local farmers and artists.

May 30-31 (Saturday and Sunday):DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair, hosted by the Art League of Long Island. Heckscher Park (Route 25A and Sabbath Day Path), Huntington, NY. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

July 11 (Saturday): Saturday Art in the Park, sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 16 (Sunday): Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor, on Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 27 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 1 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's my fourth year at this great venue which hosts more than 80 artists/artisans/crafters, and which drew 2,000 visitors last year.

December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! The Laughing Potter will once again be participating in the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at their lovely art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746!
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2014 CALENDAR:

I've got a list of events in which I'll be participating this year, so keep coming back periodically to see the latest ones.

April 26 (Saturday): Medford Assemblies of God morning art fair at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook, NY. This show runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

May 3 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Art Show at Whisper Vineyards in St. James, NY. The show runs from 12 - 5 p.m., but come early for a stroll through the Farmer's Market and follow that up with some wine tasting!

May 24 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Group exhibit at Artspace Patchogue Gallery: 20 Terry Street, Patchogue, NY, starting at 7 p.m. and running until 9:30. There will be 30 clay artists represented, and pieces run the gamut from fantastical to abstract to realistic....something for everyone!

July 12 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park; Northport, NY, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located right next to the Northport marina, this show features artists, artisans, and crafters from Long Island and beyond! Come stroll through the avenues of trees and watch the boats sail by!

July 19 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Art Show at Osprey's Dominion Vineyard in Peconic, NY. The show runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., but come early for a stroll through the vineyard and relax with some tasty sips of local wine! Why not spend a glorious weekend at a vineyard on the North Fork? There will be live music, artists and crafters, and huts for beer and sangria!!!

August 17 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor, on Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 21 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, dancing, and tons of great vendors!

October 2 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 12 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Eisenhower Park Street Fairs On The Green, at Field 8 in the Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! The Laughing Potter has been invited to show at the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at their beautiful art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746!

December 11 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Stony Brook University Hospital Galeria Holiday Show, on Level 3 of the hospital, which is iocated at 101 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794. There is a select group of vendors who sell anything from pottery (that's me!), to winter and fall accessories, to jewelry, and other gift items.


2013 CALENDAR:
May 12: Gallery exhibit in Antipolo City in the Philippines! Yes, I'll be on the other side of the world, 12 hours ahead in time, showing my potteryart. (definite)

June 9: The Outdoor Craft Vendor Fest sponsored by NSJC in Pt. Jefferson [385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776] (definite)

July 13: Northport Art in the Park - Northport Village Park at Bayview Ave. and Main St., Northport, NY, 11768 (definite)

August 17 (Saturday): Huntington Historical Society 4th annual Heritage Fine Arts and Crafts Fair [Kissam House, Huntington, NY] (definite)
August 18 (Sunday): Sagtikos Manor Art on the Great Lawn [West Bay Shore, Long Island, New York] (tentative)

The next day, August 18th, I was part of the Sagtikos Manor Art on the Great Lawn event. That was a better day and it was great to see both new and former customers who dropped by!

September 22: West Islip Country Fair. The event, held at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, was really fun and very well-attended. The Laughing Potter met some lovely new people (that's you, Patrice!), and reconnected with heart-warming repeat customers who are now friends (that's Gary, Charlene, and Heather!).

THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the Women's Expo on October 3, 2013. The expo is is a showcase and a marketplace for Long Island women entrepreneurs, and there were approximately 75 vendors this year. Had a great time, as always, with both event organizers and attendees being so nice!

I was at the 3rd Galleria Holiday Show at Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, on Level 3 of the hospital. It was a pretty good show and 25% of the profits will be donated to relief efforts being made for the victims and survivors of the super typhoon that hit the Philippines in November 2013.
____________________________________

The devastation on parts of Long Island, where I live, has been terrible and heart-wrenching, so this quarter's percentage-of-pottery-sales donation is going to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Furthermore, I'll increase that percentage to 50% instead of 25%, so that I can help more people through my art.
____________________________________
December 2012 Update:
THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the Holiday Bazaar at Stony Brook University Hospital Galeria level on Thursday, December 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was quite successful for me and a lot of folks really loved my mosaic bracelets! My pottery also got compliments and quite a few went for Christmas gifts.

October 2012 Update:
THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the 11th ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR at Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY on Saturday, November 17th! I met several really nice people, but traffic wasn't too good...perhaps because everyone's still recovering from Hurricane Sandy?

THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the EISENHOWER PARK CRAFT & GIFT SHOW located on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue East Meadow, on October 13th and 14th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Turnout was great and I was happy to meet so many friendly people!

The WOMEN'S EXPO at the Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY, on October 4th, was fabulous!
It is a showcase and a marketplace for Long Island women entrepreneurs: artisans, importers, designers and distributors of products such as jewelry, clothing, fine art, pottery and wood/metal/leather/glassware, children’s items, culturally diverse crafts, fiber art, specialty food items, gift baskets, household accessories, paper products and more.
The whole event was organized marvelously and was the least stressful and most pleasant event I've been to. As an artist, I loved that the buyers were very appreciative of my process as well as complimentary about my creations. As a vendor, I relished the more-then-adequate space I was given, as well as the lighting and all the assistance with ferrying my containers in and out of the venue space.

September 2012 Update: The WEST ISLIP COUNTRY FAIR on September 23, 2012, was a great time had by all with hundreds of vendors, thousands of fairgoers, and rocking bands all day!

The LANGE EYLANDT MARKET at the Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway Jericho, NY 11753 on September 30th was a less heavily-trafficked event but I was the only potter there and met many really nice folks! This outdoor artisanal food market, comprised of local growers, bakers, and makers of edible miscellania, will now be held every Sunday through the holidays. Check out their Web site at www.langeeylandtmarket.com for schedules and a list of who'll be there each Sunday.

This quarter's etsy.com proceeds were not great, so I decided to factor in revenue from the last two shows' worth of pottery sales to make up the donation to charity. The lucky charity for the third quarter of 2012 is...Long Island Cares!

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June Update: The last quarter's 25%-proceeds-donation went to Smile Train, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need, as well as providing training to doctors in the region (the description is from their Web site, www.smiletrain.org/). Cleft palate repair seems like such a small thing, but it not only enables a child to eat and speak properly, it also gives him or her the confidence to face the world, get a job, and live a normal, productive life.

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New for 2012: Presentation is important! Would you like your item(s) gift wrapped or perhaps you'd like gift wrapping materials that enhance the presentation of your item? Convo me for samples of what I suggest and/or for estimated pricing to giftwrap your purchase! Free giftwrap is available with orders totaling $35.00 and up until February 29, 2012.

I opened my etsy shop early in 2011 and I've met many wonderful folks since then, in person and virtually, who have cheered on my creations as well as my belief that art exists, in part, to help the world. That is why 25% of the proceeds from the sale of my pottery pieces goes to a different charitable organization every three months.

The first check (in September 2011) went to aid the towns around Middleburgh and Schoharie that were devastated by Hurricane Irene. You can see photos of the devastation at:
http://www.timesunion.com/news/slideshow/Irene-strikes-Capital-Region-30568.php

The check for this month will go to the Disaster Relief Division of the Red Cross.

If you have a worthy cause in mind as you're placing an order or even just perusing my site, do convo so I can add it to my list of charities!

When you purchase a piece, you'll get beautiful functional potteryart plus the glow of knowing you did something good.

Here's to helping the world through art!

The Laughing Potter

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 30, 2021

The Laughing Potter is part of Mountain Bizworks' Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide: https://craftyourcommerce.com/gift-guide/maker/arroyopottery-the-laughing-potter/

Also, the Laughing Potter is now represented by Sweetgrass Artisan Mercantile in Bakersville, NC, a wonderful space in a historic building. Check out my bio: https://www.sweetgrassartisanmercantile.com/erika-arroyo-the-laughing-potter/

I will gradually be adding inventory to my shop in the next week or so, but please visit my IG page at https://www.instagram.com/arroyopottery/ for all the newest creations that I haven't yet had time to list in my shop! You can DM me for prices.

Don't forget to check back here for more updates!

NOTE FOR ETSY SHOP PURCHASES: Please check shipping times for all items. Custom pottery pieces take up to 10 weeks. Convo me first before you order to see if I have any in stock of the item you'd like.

___________________________________

2021 CALENDAR:
28 August 2021 - Greening Up the Mountains, in the Sylva, NC, Historic District (Landis Street, Sylva, NC) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (website: http://www.greeningupthemountains.com)

09 October 2021 - Fairview Arts & Crafts Show, 379 Old Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

13 November 2021 - Enka Candler Holiday Market, A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

18 December 2021 - WINTER WONDER WALK ASHEVILLE, 85 Expo Drive, Asheville, NC 28806

2020 CALENDAR
14 November 2020 - Enka Candler Holiday Market, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC

August 21 and 28; all Fridays in September and October - East Asheville Tailgate Market, Asheville, NC, 925 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC

2019 CALENDAR
April 27, 2019 - Greening Up the Mountains, in Sylva, NC

June 22, 2019 - Art in the Park, in Asheville, NC

August 2 and 3, 2019 - Mount Mitchell Craft Fair, in Burnsville, NC

November 2 - Carolina Pottery Festival - LeGrand Center, Shelby, NC

December 7 - Owen Middle School Craft Fair l, Swannanoa, NC

December 15, - Appalachian Pottery Market - Marion, NC

2018 CALENDAR
My first Art Show in Asheville is at Pritchard Park on October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-laughing-potter-at-ooh-la-las.html

It's an intimate umbrella "market" featuring local artists and musicians. I will have newer creations as well as some pieces from NY...hope to see you there!


2017 CALENDAR

June 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday): DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair, hosted by the Art League of Long Island. Heckscher Park (Route 25A and Sabbath Day Path), Huntington, NY. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. More than 70 artists and craftspeople will show and sell original works of art and handmade crafts. This event will also feature live art demonstrations by Art League instructors and live music throughout both days.

July 9 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park, sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located right next to the Northport marina, this event is a fun filled-day of art vendors, Middle Eastern music & (belly) dance, musicians, poets, and a children's art workshop. Come stroll through the avenues of trees and watch the boats sail by. Don't miss the farmer's market in the adjacent parking lot!

September 24 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, dancing, and more than 300 craft vendors!

October 5 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's my fifth year at this inspiring show that focuses on female entrepreneurs, hosting more than 80 artists/artisans/crafters, and it drew 2,300 visitors last year!

November 5 (Saturday): (DEFINITE!) St. Anthony's HS Craft Fair, 275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington, NY, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's my second year at this show, which is fun and chockful of interesting items!

December 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday): (DEFINITE!) The Laughing Potter will once again be participating in the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair in their lovely art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746! This juried show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. This is an ALL HANDMADE show, featuring diverse artists and artisans, with creations ranging from paintings to photographs, woodwork to metalwork, glasswork to pottery...and more!
_____________________________________________
2016 CALENDAR
April 16: The Greens at Half Hollow Spring Fair, 1 Altessa Blvd, Melville, NY. This is my first time at this show, held in an exclusive condo community.

June 4-5 (Saturday-Sunday): DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair.

July 9 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park.

August 14 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor.

September 25 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair.

October 6 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library.

NEW event!!!
November 5 (Saturday): St. Anthony's HS Craft Fair.

December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair.
___________________________________

2015 CALENDAR

March 21 (Saturday): DEFINITE!!! Farmer's Market at Topping Rose House, the first luxury hotel in Bridgehampton, on Long Island. This monthly event brings together some of the East End's best artisans and purveyors. Stop by the Barn and Studio beginning at 11am to shop for goods, products and wares from local farmers and artists.

May 30-31 (Saturday and Sunday):DEFINITE!!! Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair, hosted by the Art League of Long Island. Heckscher Park (Route 25A and Sabbath Day Path), Huntington, NY. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

July 11 (Saturday): Saturday Art in the Park, sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 16 (Sunday): Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor, on Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 27 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 1 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's my fourth year at this great venue which hosts more than 80 artists/artisans/crafters, and which drew 2,000 visitors last year.

December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! The Laughing Potter will once again be participating in the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at their lovely art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746!
___________________________________
2014 CALENDAR:

I've got a list of events in which I'll be participating this year, so keep coming back periodically to see the latest ones.

April 26 (Saturday): Medford Assemblies of God morning art fair at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook, NY. This show runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

May 3 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Art Show at Whisper Vineyards in St. James, NY. The show runs from 12 - 5 p.m., but come early for a stroll through the Farmer's Market and follow that up with some wine tasting!

May 24 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Group exhibit at Artspace Patchogue Gallery: 20 Terry Street, Patchogue, NY, starting at 7 p.m. and running until 9:30. There will be 30 clay artists represented, and pieces run the gamut from fantastical to abstract to realistic....something for everyone!

July 12 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Northport Art in the Park; Northport, NY, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located right next to the Northport marina, this show features artists, artisans, and crafters from Long Island and beyond! Come stroll through the avenues of trees and watch the boats sail by!

July 19 (Saturday): DEFINITE! Art Show at Osprey's Dominion Vineyard in Peconic, NY. The show runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., but come early for a stroll through the vineyard and relax with some tasty sips of local wine! Why not spend a glorious weekend at a vineyard on the North Fork? There will be live music, artists and crafters, and huts for beer and sangria!!!

August 17 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Art on the Great Lawn at Sagtikos Manor, on Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 21 (Sunday): DEFINITE! West Islip Country Fair, at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, dancing, and tons of great vendors!

October 2 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Women's EXPO, at the Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 12 (Sunday): DEFINITE! Eisenhower Park Street Fairs On The Green, at Field 8 in the Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday): DEFINITE! The Laughing Potter has been invited to show at the Art League of Long Island's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at their beautiful art facility located at 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746!

December 11 (Thursday): DEFINITE! Stony Brook University Hospital Galeria Holiday Show, on Level 3 of the hospital, which is iocated at 101 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794. There is a select group of vendors who sell anything from pottery (that's me!), to winter and fall accessories, to jewelry, and other gift items.


2013 CALENDAR:
May 12: Gallery exhibit in Antipolo City in the Philippines! Yes, I'll be on the other side of the world, 12 hours ahead in time, showing my potteryart. (definite)

June 9: The Outdoor Craft Vendor Fest sponsored by NSJC in Pt. Jefferson [385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776] (definite)

July 13: Northport Art in the Park - Northport Village Park at Bayview Ave. and Main St., Northport, NY, 11768 (definite)

August 17 (Saturday): Huntington Historical Society 4th annual Heritage Fine Arts and Crafts Fair [Kissam House, Huntington, NY] (definite)
August 18 (Sunday): Sagtikos Manor Art on the Great Lawn [West Bay Shore, Long Island, New York] (tentative)

The next day, August 18th, I was part of the Sagtikos Manor Art on the Great Lawn event. That was a better day and it was great to see both new and former customers who dropped by!

September 22: West Islip Country Fair. The event, held at the W.I. Library Grounds, corner of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, was really fun and very well-attended. The Laughing Potter met some lovely new people (that's you, Patrice!), and reconnected with heart-warming repeat customers who are now friends (that's Gary, Charlene, and Heather!).

THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the Women's Expo on October 3, 2013. The expo is is a showcase and a marketplace for Long Island women entrepreneurs, and there were approximately 75 vendors this year. Had a great time, as always, with both event organizers and attendees being so nice!

I was at the 3rd Galleria Holiday Show at Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, on Level 3 of the hospital. It was a pretty good show and 25% of the profits will be donated to relief efforts being made for the victims and survivors of the super typhoon that hit the Philippines in November 2013.
____________________________________

The devastation on parts of Long Island, where I live, has been terrible and heart-wrenching, so this quarter's percentage-of-pottery-sales donation is going to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Furthermore, I'll increase that percentage to 50% instead of 25%, so that I can help more people through my art.
____________________________________
December 2012 Update:
THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the Holiday Bazaar at Stony Brook University Hospital Galeria level on Thursday, December 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was quite successful for me and a lot of folks really loved my mosaic bracelets! My pottery also got compliments and quite a few went for Christmas gifts.

October 2012 Update:
THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the 11th ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR at Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY on Saturday, November 17th! I met several really nice people, but traffic wasn't too good...perhaps because everyone's still recovering from Hurricane Sandy?

THE LAUGHING POTTER was at the EISENHOWER PARK CRAFT & GIFT SHOW located on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue East Meadow, on October 13th and 14th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Turnout was great and I was happy to meet so many friendly people!

The WOMEN'S EXPO at the Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY, on October 4th, was fabulous!
It is a showcase and a marketplace for Long Island women entrepreneurs: artisans, importers, designers and distributors of products such as jewelry, clothing, fine art, pottery and wood/metal/leather/glassware, children’s items, culturally diverse crafts, fiber art, specialty food items, gift baskets, household accessories, paper products and more.
The whole event was organized marvelously and was the least stressful and most pleasant event I've been to. As an artist, I loved that the buyers were very appreciative of my process as well as complimentary about my creations. As a vendor, I relished the more-then-adequate space I was given, as well as the lighting and all the assistance with ferrying my containers in and out of the venue space.

September 2012 Update: The WEST ISLIP COUNTRY FAIR on September 23, 2012, was a great time had by all with hundreds of vendors, thousands of fairgoers, and rocking bands all day!

The LANGE EYLANDT MARKET at the Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway Jericho, NY 11753 on September 30th was a less heavily-trafficked event but I was the only potter there and met many really nice folks! This outdoor artisanal food market, comprised of local growers, bakers, and makers of edible miscellania, will now be held every Sunday through the holidays. Check out their Web site at www.langeeylandtmarket.com for schedules and a list of who'll be there each Sunday.

This quarter's etsy.com proceeds were not great, so I decided to factor in revenue from the last two shows' worth of pottery sales to make up the donation to charity. The lucky charity for the third quarter of 2012 is...Long Island Cares!

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June Update: The last quarter's 25%-proceeds-donation went to Smile Train, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need, as well as providing training to doctors in the region (the description is from their Web site, www.smiletrain.org/). Cleft palate repair seems like such a small thing, but it not only enables a child to eat and speak properly, it also gives him or her the confidence to face the world, get a job, and live a normal, productive life.

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New for 2012: Presentation is important! Would you like your item(s) gift wrapped or perhaps you'd like gift wrapping materials that enhance the presentation of your item? Convo me for samples of what I suggest and/or for estimated pricing to giftwrap your purchase! Free giftwrap is available with orders totaling $35.00 and up until February 29, 2012.

I opened my etsy shop early in 2011 and I've met many wonderful folks since then, in person and virtually, who have cheered on my creations as well as my belief that art exists, in part, to help the world. That is why 25% of the proceeds from the sale of my pottery pieces goes to a different charitable organization every three months.

The first check (in September 2011) went to aid the towns around Middleburgh and Schoharie that were devastated by Hurricane Irene. You can see photos of the devastation at:
http://www.timesunion.com/news/slideshow/Irene-strikes-Capital-Region-30568.php

The check for this month will go to the Disaster Relief Division of the Red Cross.

If you have a worthy cause in mind as you're placing an order or even just perusing my site, do convo so I can add it to my list of charities!

When you purchase a piece, you'll get beautiful functional potteryart plus the glow of knowing you did something good.

Here's to helping the world through art!

The Laughing Potter

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