Firing Complete: Turning a new leaf at the Shade Tree Potter’s Studio

I’m thrilled to be writing to you again, especially with news that I have been back in the studio at last, glazing and firing a group of miniature sculptures which I’ll be selling at the Spicewood Arts RoundUp, October 18 and 19.

These pieces are intimate in nature, minimalist impressions of birds and stauesque plants, sculpted in soft stoneware and glazed in rich bronze and jade tones.  I’m very pleased with these jewels.  

I missed the birds as much as I missed the trees when I moved to Austin after the fire.  In my new home, I follow the meanderings of turkeys, roadrunners, titmice and wrens.  I wake to birdsong and catch the morning light breaking behind the mockingbird’s profile and know that I am home again.

I have a new phone number, so please make note: 512/693-7687 that spells 512 693-POTS.

And a note of thanks to the sky above for today’s major soaking rains.  Fall begins tomorrow and I am so glad.  See you at the roundup! and YES, there will also soon be a musical happening.

Twilight Trio

Twilight Trio

Twilight Trio – 2 – 5 pm Sunday Poluck @2

25001 Tx Hwy 71 West
Spicewood Texas 78669
512.264.9923Price: guest list

The DOGDAYS must soon draw to an end – we all need a BREAK from the doldrums and drought.

Please join me on Sunday, September 4th (from 2-5) for music in the gallery with The Twilight Trio.

Tickets are $20 – RSVP now for number in your party:  (include your phone number)


There’s an ever widening circle of friends who enjoy the music, art and gatherings, here on the cliff above  the Pedernales River.  I hope you’ll add to the circle by inviting someone new to share this experience.


I’ll be introducing my summer’s work, two Urn Series: Sweet Souls and Return to Earth.  I’ve made custom funeral urns for several years.  These urns are elegant, nature inspired tributes to those we love and have lost.

Hope to see you and your guests in the gallery for a great afternoon of retro roots music, from The Twilight Trio.  Don’t miss it!

Email me at to reserve your place.  Be sure to include your phone number.

Pray for Rain!  and see you Sunday, September 4 from 2-5, at Shade Tree Potter’s Gallery.

Guzman, Fox, Hardin Trio: Music in the Gallery

We enjoyed Guzman Fox Hardin a year ago, in the gallery, and I couldn’t wait to have them back again!  They’ll be here Sunday, March 13, playing from 3 – 5 with a potluck gathering before, during and after.  So, come enjoy the day with old friends and new ones you’ll meet on the porch.

Reservations Only: BYOB  /  Potluck Appetizer to Share  / Carpool is always great!

Hope to see you in the crowd. Susie

“Joel Guzman is one of the finest musicians I have ever worked with. He is truly inspirational. I never put Joel in (recording) situation where he didn’t have a problem that he could not solve. Everybody is always impressed with his work, even those unfamiliar with his work. He definitely looks beyond the standard and norms in what he is working on. and always looking to expand.”

—  Steve Berlin, noted producer (Los Lobos, Super Seven, Aztex, Michelle Shocked), Blogger

Spicewood Art and Wine Trail

Spicewood Art and Wine Trail

Spicewood Art and Wine Trail Fall 2010 – 10 am – 5 pm

25001 Hwy 71 West
Spicewood Texas 78669
usa 512/264-9923

Price: Trail is Free to Visit All Studios

The Spicewood Art and Wine Trail is Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21,  from 10 – 5.

The Gallery wil also be hosting:
Alan Tonnesen, photographer
Deniece Bonner, etched and stained glass
Rosita Alvarez, painter
Martha League Calhoun, painter.

Gift Items and ART PIECES to please everyone you can imagine!  Hope to see you on the Trail, Susie.