Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid Part II – Finding the Character Within (see part I in previous blog) Mary’s gourds are named for her mother, Gertrude Louise, and Mary is “Gert’s kid.” Her mother always went by Gert, and was completely supportive of all of Mary’s artistic endeavors. Loving alliteration,… Read More
Ironstone China was first made in 1813. It gained its greatest popularity during the mid-nineteenth century. The heavy, durable, off-white pottery was made in white or was decorated with any of hundreds of patterns. Much flow blue pottery was made of ironstone. Miles Mason, the first maker of ironstone china, decorated it to resemble porcelain… Read More
Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid In 2001, Mary Cinnamon had never seen a gourd until she and her husband, Jim Cinnamon went to an art festival in Coryden, Indiana. The couple walked past a big wagon full of gourds and Mary asked Jim, “What are those?” “Gourds,” he… Read More
Make plans to attend Waynesville’s Second Saturday Street Faire on Saturday, August 13, 2016. There will be artisans and crafters displaying and selling their works, a free book swap (bring a book, take a book), costumed docents from Pioneer Village, and a ghost dinner and tour at 5:30 (reservations required – call 513-897-3779).