Friday, June 2, 2017

Annual Raku Workshop

Annual Raku Workshop is this weekend!

Tap Root Celebration - Friday June 23rd

Root has been approved for a liquor license!

Hello Studio Friends,

The 2017 Khnemu Brochure is finally complete, Click here for the 2017 brochure.   We are late this year because we had to wait until we received the following exciting news.  

Root was approved for a liquor license today.   We are currently open 7:30am-9pm, 7 days a week, and will be serving adult beverages VERY soon!    Mark your calendars for Friday, June 23 6pm-9pm  for our Tap ROOT celebration, but we will be serving in house before that date.

Come sit outside in our new patio area and drink a cold craft brew from a handmade mug!

THIS WEEKEND - Annual Hands On Raku Workshop June 3-4, 10am-5pm  $100 person.  (notice date change)  
A couple spaces are still available
Tape resist copper Matt Raku #khnemustudio #rakufiring #handmadepottery #shopsmall

The Khnemu Studio farm gallery is open for the season, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm.    The 2017 Season has begun:

Did you know we have 3 LOCATIONS
offering a connection to the artist & the land
Handmade & Locally Sourced
Fine Art & Fine Craft * Local Artisan Food
Café, Coffeehouse & Spirits
Solar Powered Pottery Studio & Farm....all located in Fennville MI.  

Pottery Classes are ongoing Thursday 10am-1pm and I am changing the time for Sunday class from 1pm-4pm.

Fernwood 1891 & ROOT Coffee House is open 7 days from 7:30am-9pm  Visit to see our menu Farm fresh goodness served on handmade pottery, surrounded by can't get any better than that.   See you at ROOT!


Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm   Pottery classes and workshops.
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 1pm-4pm.  

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 to learn more.

Mark your calendars for Fall Tour of Studios Oct 7-8

  2017 Calendar of Events  

Hands-on Raku Firing Workshop
Instructor: Dawn Soltysiak
June 3-4, 2017 Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

$100 per person

How to achieve great crackle? Horse Hair and those illusive copper matts.
Participants may bring up to 10 bisque fired pots, fire during the workshop.
Day one: fire a few, discuss and try implement what you learned on day two.
Space is limited, reservations required.
$30 non-refundable registration fee and remainder due 30 days prior to event. Contact studio for reservation

Hands-On Pit and Smoke Firing Workshop
Instructor:  Dawn Soltysiak
Sept 30-Oct 1st   Sat-Sun  10am-5pm
$100 per person
Participants may bring up to 10 bisque fired pots to fire during the workshop, contact studio to ask about how to prepare the pots for best results.
Day One:  Learn how to prep your pots for firing both smoke and pit.   Smoke fire pots.   Load pit and start the firing.
Day Two:   Unload the pit, clean and finish pots.

 28th Annual Blue Coast Artists 
Fall Tour of Studios
Dates: October 7 & 8
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!

10th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country - Road Rally Saturday, JULY 22nd
Visit 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.


Tape resist copper Matt Raku #khnemustudio #rakufiring #handmadepottery #shopsmall To mask off areas on a Raku pot to achieve clean lines, use car pin striping.  It adheres to the pottery and is stretchy and flexible around the curves.    The flexibility of the tape makes all the difference for clean lines, masking tape does not do well on the curves of a vase.

June 2017
Fernwood Farm Estate
Summer on Fernwood Farm

I am excited that the apprentice/residency program is being so well received.

The 2017 Apprentice
Jazmine Jade

Jenny Reed 

David Hollingsworth
New York

and the  Aug-Mid Oct will be determined shortly.   

Each will be 8-12 week long with 25 hours work at studio, $500 stipend and housing included.  Artist has remaining time to work on their

Artists/Apprentice get to stay in our 1978 Executive Motorhome.


We have several new members this year.  Click on our website and learn about our new members!

Planning for
Farm, Fresh, Fun in 2017!
Thanks for your support!  

Mark your calendars for our annual Road Rally!   Note the date change to July 22nd!

click here
for the 2017 brochure


Featured Gallery Item
@ Fernwood 1891

Our featured artist Jude Hardin on exhibit at Salt of the Earth, is currently on display.   The exhibit is titled River Currents and features the ever changing river scapes of the Kalamazoo River

It is a great show!

If you are a artist that would like to be represented at Fernwood 1891 please feel free to contact me.   



  Root Cafe, Coffeehouse and Spirits!
Rustic food served with farm fresh goodness  Served on handmade pottery of course!   

Visit our website to check out our menu!

Mixed Berry White Chocolate Muffins


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and fill your muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine milk, oil and egg in a large bowl and whisk together until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. In batches, gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring until just incorporated.
  5. Gently fold the berries and chocolate chips into the mixture. (If using frozen berries, do not thaw in advance.)
  6. Fill each cup of a prepared muffin tray with the batter. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from

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

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