Visit us this Saturday during the second Main St. Block Party of the summer in Gloucester. Our special promotion for this Block Party ONLY: The first 20 customers to make purchases of $25 or more receive a FREE SCARF!
The Block Party starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. but make sure you get there early to get your free scarf with your purchase!
Martha Grover Two Day Hands-On Workshop
Sept 24 – 25, 10am – 4pm
Lexicon is very excited to have Martha Grover coming to our neck of the woods to teach this two day, hands-on workshop.
Participants will work with bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages. Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and the addition of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. These will include her signature cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets. Each new form will be demonstrated by Martha then practiced by participants, moving from simpler to more complex construction over the course of the two days.
Martha will also address a range of topics of interest to working and aspiring potters, including crack repair and mending, the use of the spray gun for glaze application, successful studio practices, any special topics requested by the class, and her sources of inspiration and philosophy of making. Participants will gain both technical knowledge and insights into Martha’s development of a successful body of work.
Sat Sept 24 10am – 4pm and Sun Sept 25 10am – 4pm
Class size 20 maximum
While walking the Boulevard on Saturday came across our friend Dave from Wicked Tuna doing some promo’s for the show.
Congratulations to Gloucester’s Rusty and Ingrid. Their beautiful creations are now being sold in L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine. Very exciting for this talented hard working family. You can visit Rusty and Ingrid at their Gallery at 31 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA.
During the Magnolia Farmers Market on Monday the Morrice Travelling Dancing Group entertained the shoppers.
To find more information regarding the history of this group, please following the link below:
Also if you would like to watch a quick video of the dancing please watch the following video.
The One Hour at a Time Gang’s schedule for Saturday.
Hope all is well. When I was watching the Oliver Hazard Perry coming in on Monday was at the open lot facing Ten Pound Island. It is a mess. Thought a good idea to go over and clean this up on Saturday. To find the lot go down Commercial Street to the end. We need to keep this spots clean before the trash goes into the ocean.
When: Saturday: August 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Empty lot at the end of Commercial Street
Please bring gloves and I will supply the bags.
On Sunday, Rick and took our kayaks to Ten pound Island for lunch. It was so beautiful out there. Here a couple of photos of Sunday on the water.
While at the Marine Railway on Saturday met this nice gentleman named Richard Arnold. He was the last Captain on the Phyllis A. He told me they named the Phyllis A after his sister. Richard stated that he is one of 6 children, five boys and one girl named Phyllis. He also told me he served on the Nantucket Lightship.
Another reason I love visiting the Railways.
What a beauty of a morning for the Oliver Hazard Perry to visit Cape Pond Ice on Monday. here is some information on this ship.
- 200ft: Largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the US
- 7 miles of rope, 160 belaying pins, 20 sails, 14,000 sq ft of sail
- Ocean-going full-rigged ship: The first to be built in the US in over 100 years
- Sailing School Vessel: Carries no passengers, all who sail aboard are crew and take active roles in sailing the ship safely
- Meets and exceeds all USCG and ABS safety requirements for a ship of her size
- Provides an opportunity for growth: personally, professionally, academically, physically & socially – building seamanship skills, teamwork, leadership, stewardship
- Accommodates 49 people overnight, including 17 professional crew
Corliss Landing is one Rick and my favorite places to kayak.
What a pretty sight.