Tuesday, July 22, 2014

+Khnemw Studio just 10 minutes from J. Paule''s Fenn Inn

Hello Studio Friends,

Summer is finally in full swing.   This weekend is Family Farm Fest.   Fernwood Farm will have a games, craft projects and lots of farm animals including peachicks (baby peacocks)   Farm, Fresh, FUN!   For more details click here 
Mark your calendars for Family Farm Fest on Saturday, July 26th  10am-5pm

 Co Exist by Cat Stasevich 
Exhibit:  Aug 1st - 31st  
Featuring the sculptural and functional work by Cat.  Her love and respect for the animals who inhabit her pottery shows in her work.  

Finding Neverland by Chandra DeBuse  
The Sept 27-28 hands on workshop is starting to fill, so if you are interested make sure you reserve your space.   $100 per person.   More details  @  www.khnemustudio.com 

 Fernwood 1891 the new shop in downtown Fennville is open Tues-Sun 2pm-9pm, with Saturday hours of 11am-9pm   www.Fernwood1891.com   120 E Main St, downtown Fennville.

Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm is open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm.   Featuring a huge selection of handmade pottery....as it always has!   Pottery classes and workshops.    

The 2014 Khnemu Studio brochure, click here 

The 2014 Blue Coast Artists and Lakeshore Harvest Country collaborative brochure, click here 

 Do you have questions about the Khnemu Studio solar array? 

Classes are offered year around and are for students of all levels of experience.  PUNCH CARD POTTERY CLASSES - These classes are offered on Thursday mornings 10am-1pm  and  Sunday mornings 11am-2pm.  

Best Regards,
Dawn Soltysiak
6322  113th Ave.Fennville, MI  49408
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Blue Coast Artists images

A great art get away...since 1990!

Visit www.BlueCoastArtists.com to learn more about them.

We are excited to be celebrating our 25th Season in 2014!    
The studios are open for the season, please check individual studios for their open hours, or call for an appointment. 

Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Fall Tour of Studios, Oct 4th & 5th

 Click Here to download 2014 Collaborative brochure

  2014 Calendar of Events  

The following are Khnemu Studio events:     


7th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country - Family Farm Fest  
Date: Saturday, July 26 
Time: 10am-6pm

Visit all Lakeshore Harvest Country farms on this special day for families. Play games, pick fresh fruit, learn about animals and experience farm life in this hands-on celebration of country living!

Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm will have the following activities: chickens hatching, make & take craft table, pottery demonstrations and games! 

Co-Exist by Cat Stasevich
Exhibit August 1st-31st
Cat has come to her subject matter from a love of the countryside and rural life.  Animals of any sort have always fascinated her, but birds have held a special place since she became a 'mother' to chickens at the age of eleven.  Through them, she has been introduced to an ancient alliance between human and animal that allowed our ancestors and their first domesticated creatures to flourish.

The combination of functionality and decoration in her vessels is a mirror of our natural world, where beauty and practicality combine.  The atmospheric variation from wood firing provides the environment for the inhabitants of her work.  Often unpredictable, the ash and flashing become murky waters and foggy haze, which obscure and reveal the inhabitants of this world. 


Finding Neverland with Chandra DeBuse 

Hands on visiting artist workshop Sat-Sun, Sept 27-28
Cost:  $100 materials included
$40 non-refundable deposit, remainder due 30 days prior to event

In this hands-on workshop, Chandra will share how she designs playful pottery forms using simple materials, such as plywood and craft foam through both handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques.  Students will learn to energize the clay surface through freehand drawing, direct image transfer, inlay, sgraffito, and the use of slip, wax, and underglaze to create a layered and colorful surface.  The emphasis will be on learning and experimentation in the building and decorating stages.   
Although the techniques and discussion will be focused on pottery, the workshop will be valuable for any student striving to develop a more cohesive relationship between form and surface in their own clay work. 

 25th Annual Blue Coast Artists 
Fall Tour of Studios
Dates: October 4th - 5th
Time: Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

The Blue Coast Artists have been delighting and educating the public with their annual Fall Tour of Studios. Free of charge, viewers are invited to experience the creative process in action once again.

This creative experience is fun for the whole family. Tour all members studios during a crisp Fall weekend and be treated to complimentary refreshments and art-making demonstrations.
Khnemu Studio will demonstrate Raku firing and throwing on the potter's wheel. Enjoy a Fall Festival of handmade and homegrown at the studio and on the farm!

8th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country - Road Rally Saturday, October 11th
Visit www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com for details about this rollicking ride through Lakeshore Harvest Country. It's not a race! Rally participants carefully navigate back roads to visit farms and other notable destinations. Everyone celebrates with refreshments at the final stop, and a trophy for the winning team! Pre-registration is encouraged.

 Play with Clay -

$25 per person. Advance reservations required. Have you ever wondered what it is like to create pottery on the wheel? This two-hour mini class is perfect for those who would like an to acquaint themselves with the medium of clay....or can be used as a means to possibly improve throwing techniques if already experienced in clay. Instruction, materials and tools included. Due to the nature of the process it is not feasible to bring home your work created during this one-time class (arrangements for work can be made with larger groups). Adults only please, unless afamily or group of 4 or more reserves the day. Please dress to get dirty.


If you are a potter please learn from my mistakes.   Make sure you stretch prior to throwing for a long period of time and stay hydrated.   Also, make time for massage.   Pottery can be brutal on the body.   This winter I got a pinched nerve in my arm from working too much.  It has taken months to mend.   I will now stay hydrated, take breaks, stretch and watch the warning signals better.   Trust me it is not worth it!    Take care of yourself!

June 2014

Fernwood Farm Estate

We have lots of fresh veggies available in the garden.   And the pick your own flower field is just starting to bloom!

Come and experience...

Planning for
Farm, Fresh, Fun in 2014!
Thanks for your support!  

7th Family Farm Fest
Saturday, July 26 10-5

3rd Annual Bike Tour
August 16
Local Harvest Dinner
Sept 13th
8th Annual Road Rally Oct 11th

Click Here. 2014 Blue Coast Artists and Lakeshore Harvest Country brochure.

Featured Gallery Item

Dancer Figure Studies by Jack Shapiro.


Jack is donating his proceeds from any sales to the dance school which he is a board member.


I recently have become addicted to roasting broccoli.   Yummm!

4 to 5 pounds broccoli
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
Good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves (about 12 leaves)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. You should have about 8 cups of florets. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with 5 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, pine nuts, Parmesan, and basil. Serve hot.


Khnemu Studio, 6322 113th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408 269-236-9260

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