If you’ve ever seen Jane Graber’s display at a miniature show you know the word ‘Gallery’ is a perfect description. Jane’s display looks a bit like a bookcase on who’s shelves are set up the most visually enticing little scenes. Pieces of rustic furniture (also for sale) provide the backdrop for arrangements of her wonderful stoneware and redware pottery. Other little accessories made by friends and family accent the displays and provide further temptation for shoppers. It is a rare show, that I don’t walk away from Jane’s table without purchasing something.
Jane, an Artisan member of IGMA, is one of the artists that we are very happy to have as a dealer at the 35th Anniversary Guild Show this August. Scheduling conflicts and a major move in 2013 have kept her from our salesroom in recent years, but she’ll be back this year, and I am already wondering what treasures I might find.
Jane’s very reasonably priced pieces have made her one of the more popular dealers, almost
everyone can afford something of hers. But, like many artists, Jane doesn’t stop exploring her craft and is willing to entertain special requests. A couple of shows back I discovered a couple of barber’s bowls on her table, a little excess production from a special request she’d been working on. If you’re lucky, she’ll have some of her beautiful salt-glazed pieces available, or even a few Arts and Crafts style vases and bowls in lovely shades of green.