Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Resilience and Gratitude

What a season it has been so far. Firstly, we want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has walked through our shop at the Texas Renaissance Festival this year. When just a few months ago we were unsure whether our shop would be dark and our doors would be closed, you all have brought sunshine and radiance through our shop. Your generosity and appreciation for our artwork and for the festival has not gone unnoticed and it is your spirit for the faire and its people that has propelled us forward and brought a smile to our faces - under our masks! Thank you again for coming out to see us again during these uncertain times, and we look forward to the remaining few weeks ahead. We also look forward to a strong, vibrant, resilient 2021 season, and we will keep you posted of any future fairs and festivals that reopen to us next year.

We also wanted to share a heartwarming story from a sweet young lady that came through our doors a few weeks ago. She is flower vendor at the Ren Fest, and came into our shop last year to buy a handmade mug. Fast forward one year, the year that has been 2020, and she returned to us with a sad, but touching story. Over the past year she suffered the loss of her home and everything in it to a fire. It was a devastating moment to walk through the ashes of what was once her home, but as she sifted through the rubble, she found her mug lying in the ashes, unscathed. She picked up that mug and held it tightly, one of the only remaining pieces left of her home. She came in to tell us her story, to tell us that her Stain and Stone mug survived the 2500 degree blaze and is a cherished keepsake in her story. Thank you to her. Thank you for coming back in to share your story with us. You are why we are here. 


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Tex Ren Fest 2020 & Covid-19 Update

 Hello all! 

It has been quite a strange and uncertain spring and summer season, so we wanted to take a moment to reconnect with you and wish everyone well as we move into the fall months. 

As of now, the Texas Renaissance Festival is scheduled to open as planned. We are preparing our shop to be open and fully operating under the state, federal and festival guidelines. We will be slightly modifying our space to practice safe social distancing within our shop, but our pottery will still be on full display and our shelves will be stocked with new products for you to browse. 

If the festival informs us of a cancellation of the event, we will post an update here on our website.

During quarantine, we have been hard at work in the studio throwing, glazing and firing new pottery for the show. Our hope is for you to be able to visit our shop this fall and see it in person, but here is a look at some of our pieces that have come out of the kiln this summer. 

We sincerely hope to see all of your masked faces at the Ren Fest in a few months, and wish you a healthy and prosperous remainder of 2020!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Our First Spring Show of the Year is Here

Come visit us at the North Texas Irish Festival on March 8-10. We look forward to kicking off 2020 with a great spring show and can't wait to welcome you in! See you there!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Tomball Christmas Festival Awaits!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2019 Texas Renaissance Festival! We had another great season and appreciate the patronage of all of our visitors and customers. This year's festival brought beautiful weather, friendly faces and new pieces to the shop. We had a blast seeing and talking to everyone who stepped into our shop and we hope to see you again next festival season. But we are not done yet! Stain and Stone Pottery will be set up at the Tomball Christmas Festival on December 13-15, 2019 - that's next weekend! We can't wait to ring in the Christmas season with you and hope you'll stop by... you'll never know what Christmas gift you may find! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Enchanting Customers!

Thank you again for another fun and fulfilling weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival! We wanted to share more photos of our enchanting customers that visited us this past weekend. You bring us so much joy! We can't wait to see everyone who comes out to enjoy the festival on Saturday. Only 5 more festival (and shopping) days left!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Happy November from the Ren Fest!

November is here and we had a great crowd help welcome it in this past weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the festival and we are grateful for the beautiful weather we have had. Christmas is coming soon, so make plans to come visit us before the closing cannon fires in less than a month! Here are some photos of happy customers from a few days ago. Thank you!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Pirates' Treasure!

Thank you for coming out last weekend for a warm and steamy Pirate Adventure weekend at the TX Ren Fest! We had so much fun seeing new faces, costumes and your swashbuckling spirit! If you plan to return or are coming for the first time this upcoming weekend, October 26 & 27, you are in for an All Hallows Eve treat. Stop by the shop to see us in New Florence, then head over to the costume contest and kettle corn eating contest. Pick up one of our mugs to fill up and wash it all down! Here are a few photos of our hearty pirate visitors from last weekend and their treasure. See you soon!

Monday, October 14, 2019

The TX Ren Fest is Underway!

Huzzah! We are two weeks into the Texas Renaissance Festival and are so happy to see everyone! Welcome back to our returning customers and welcome in to our new customers. The shop is open and the pottery is shining this season. We have new coffee mugs, new pottery designs, new colors and new seasonal items to choose from. Thank you to everyone who has come through our festival shop during the last few weekends (see below), and we hope you get the chance to return soon! This weekend October 19-20 is Pirate Adventure Weekend, so come dressed as your best scalawag and drop in on your peg legs to our shop in New Florence. Can't wait to see you there! Arrrgh!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

11 Days Until Opening Cannon!

We are less than two weeks away from opening weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and we can't be more excited! Today we are making our first trip carrying out and stocking our shop with over a thousand pieces of pottery from our studio. The festival season begins October 5 and we can't wait to see you in our shop... stop by and say hi! In the meantime, we are thankful for all our past customers and also for those of you who have just wandered in to look at our creations. We recently received a few photos from a customer and we love to see our pieces in people's homes. Thank you for sending so we could share. See you at the festival grounds!

Monday, August 19, 2019

New Mugs!

Check out the new mugs coming out of the studio this week! Find us soon at the Texas Renaissance Festival, beginning October 5th! See you there!

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Festive Weekend at the Medieval Fair in Norman, OK

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to the Medieval Fair this past weekend in Norman.  We enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and appreciate your support!  We so much enjoyed our first year as a vendor that we will be returning to Norman next spring!  Come see us in the same location and check out what's new from the studio.  Here are some pictures from the weekend and of some of our smiling customers.  We appreciate you!