Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Today's June Vaughn Arrival!

Today was special delivery day!  

We received our newest Vaughn Pottery piece.  June calls this piece "Supremes".   

It was thrown with Brooklyn red clay which is known for its heavy texture and wonderful red color, evident through the underglazes.  June carved and distorted the clay to achieve their bodies and designs.  She then used underglazes and a bright color palette to duplicate the color used in the fabrics. 

The design flows effortlessly onto the reverse side with two additional ladies carried out in similar color palatte.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sping Obsession Art Show

Ironstone Vineyard's 23rd Annual Spring Obsession Art Show is off to a great start.  Theme Division entries are in with letters going out to accepted artists later this week. Accepted artists will be delivering their original paintings to Ironstone within the next several weeks, giving the Kautz Family and Marketing Department time to view the originals and decide which will become the Winner and promotional poster for the Obsession Brand for 2020.  The winner will be unveiled at the Food & Wine Pairing event on Opening Saturday, March 7th.  Best to make your reservations early as this event always sells out.

If you are an artist or know an artist, panic not!  You still have plenty of time to get those Open Division entries in.  Due date for these is Saturday, February 1, 2020.  You most certainly can get them in earlier.  Already, many beautiful submission have come in ready to be reviewed by the two review panels. Once accepted into the show, Open Division art works stand a chance to win one of three prizes. First place, $1000.  Second place, $500.  Third place $250.

You may download your entry form from the OPEN Division page above, email for a pdf of the entry or go online to Ironstone's website, and enter there.

Opening weekend, March 7 & 8, accepted artists have a unique opportunity to set up their own booth space inside Ironstone's Alhambra Music Room to display and sell more of their originals, prints or other handmade art projects.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see a broader range of each of the artists works and styles. Artists are on hand to answer questions, demonstrate their techniques and provide a one on one experience for guests. A rare opportunity for all to share and explore art.

If you have any questions about the entry or event, please don't hesitate to email

Mark you calendars now!

Entry Deadline Open Division, February 1.  Event Opening, March 7 & 8.  Food & Wine Pairing event, March 7.