Tuesday, August 26, 2014

+Khnemu STudio 25th. Annual Fall T our of Studios is only 6 weeks away just 6 miles from J. Paule's Fenn Inn

Khnemu Studio

  Co Exist by Cat Stasevich and Finding Neverland by Chandra DeBuse.      
25th Annual Fall Tour of Studios

Hello Studio Friends,

It is hard to believe that Labor Day is only a couple weeks away.   And the 25th Annual Fall Tour of Studios is only 6 weeks away.  This summer has flown by.  It is crazy  having two shops open, but it has been a lot of fun.   Thank you to all of you for your continued support, I appreciate you allowing me to share my passions with you.
 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.  
Her work is sculptural and she also has a nice selection of mugs and bowls with sgrafitto carvings.

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:     
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.


Are you tired of glazes running and sticking to a shelf.   Try making some wading using 1/2 EPK and 1/2 Alumina Hydrate.    Mix into a paste and place under the piece to hold it up from the shelf. 
This may save your piece if you have runny glazes, which can be unpredictable.

August 2014

Fernwood Farm Estate
I am looking for a caretaker for Fernwood Farm. It will be a full time job, with free housing and a $10,000 yearly stipend, plus two bonuses yearly. You must like to take care of and like to fix things, love animals and not mind manual labor including mowing and gardening. It will involve mostly work outside but also work in the pottery studio (pottery studio work will be secondary to caretaker work) If you are interested or know someone who is interested please message me. The position will come available in November.

Come and experience...

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

Register early and save:

8th Annual Road Rally Oct 11th

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

Featured Gallery Item

 Wood fired and sgrafitto mugs by Cat Stasevich

              $45 each


Grilled Peached with Gorgonzola and Peppered Sauce. 
The ingredients here are most unlikely, but amazingly delightful when combined. You can substitute any cheese you like for the blue cheese....but trust me, it is awesome the way it is!

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2/3 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground rose or other peppercorns
  • 2 large fresh freestone peaches or nectarines, unpeeled, halved and pitted
  • 2 to 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


1. Early in the day, simmer balsamic vinegar in a small non-reactive saucepan with sugar and pepper until reduced by about half and slightly thickened for a glaze.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high or 350 to 400 F. if not already hot.
3. Place peach halves on grill, cut side down, and grill about 5 minutes or until flesh has slightly charred.
4. Brush top sides with glaze and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Turn, brush with glaze and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Transfer to individual serving dishes and spoon any remaining glaze of tops.
7. Serve with crumbled cheese on top.


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

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