Wrapping Up 2018 and Upcoming Events

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since my last blog post, and a lot has happened! As I mentioned in my last post, my senior thesis exhibition took place in November. Since then, I have graduated from McNeese State University with my Bachelor’s in Art and started my first year as a full-time ceramic artist. I have also been working on a new jewelry line that will launch in mid-to-late January. This blog post will include a sneak peek at the new line and some information about what I will be working on in January, so read on!

First things first, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped me end my last year college on such a high note. So many of my friends and family came to my senior thesis exhibition to see my work and celebrate with me. It was such a great show featuring so many talented artists. I could not have imagined a better group of people to graduate with and show my work alongside.

Installation view of my Senior Show.
Purchase Award from the Enterprise Club of Lake Charles.

Shortly after my senior show ended, I graduated from McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts. Another “thank you” is in order for this one, this time to my family, friends, professors, and classmates. I would not be the artist I am today without the help of all of these people. I had a wonderful college experience and cannot imagine it any other way.

Graduation Day with my ceramic professor, Ken Baskin

Since graduation, I have been working on commissions, restocking my work at Mercantile 54 Trading Co., building inventory for the coming year, and starting my new jewelry line. My new line, pictured below, features sophisticated statement jewelry perfect for parties, lunch dates with friends, or even a typical day at work. This day-to-night line will launch mid-to-late January at Mercantile 54 Trading Co. and online. I will share more details about the line before it launches, however, a few pairs of the earrings shown below are available for purchase at Mercantile 54 Trading Co.

I have much more than just earrings available for purchase at Mercantile 54 Trading Co! My display includes jewelry, pottery, and Christmas ornaments. If you are in the Welsh, Louisiana area, tomorrow (Friday, December 21) is the perfect opportunity to shop. Mercantile 54 Trading Co. and Mr. Clint’s Candy and Curiosities are hosting a Sip & Shop holiday shopping event! Sip & Shop begins at 6pm and will feature drinks, hor d’oeuvres, and complimentary gift wrapping. Stop by and grab some gifts or stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!

The ornaments shown above are all available for purchase.

Last but not least, I’d like to share with you that my work will be featured in a show and sale in January at Historic City Hall in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I will share more details about the show as they come, but it will open on the 25th of January and remain open until April.

Thank you for taking the time to read my third blog post here at Shelby Roberie Ceramics! I appreciate your likes, comments, and shares, and as always, if you have any questions, you can contact me through the “Contact” tab on the homepage of this website.

Until next time,

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