she's coming...

she's really coming!

Announcing the arrival of Andi Teague (yep, we're related!)

I'm thrilled to announce that my youngest daughter Andrea will be arriving in a couple of weeks to take on the position of marketing director for Lisa Teague Studios.  Andi graduated with a degree in art history from Gettysburg and has since had several successful positions in the bio-tech industry (huh?), and kept herself busy living and traveling in lovely, dynamic cities.  I have been begging for her for a long time and she has finally agreed to give me a chance.

Andrea will take on all of the marketing and promoting of American Clay and will also be working at launching our custom paint line.   Though Andi is an artist she knows how to work from both sides of her brain, she is detail oriented and uber organized--really, I am thrilled....

save the date!

courtesy of Greenovations
I am  happy to announce that I will be running a cost free workshop at Greenovations in Portsmouth, NH on Septemeber 10.   Owner Christopher Ring and I have agreed to collaborate on a demonstration featuring American Clay Earth Plaster.  Christopher's shop stocks many wonderful, smart living products including responsible paint products and surfaces. Organic earth plasters are a natural fit.

American Clay training and product in Portsmouth will continue to be available exclusively through Lisa Teague Studios.  The studio will supply samples and training to various home design resources over the next few months.

Our first workshop in this series will be on  Friday September 10 from 10 to 1.   The demonstration will be a condensed version of my one-day in studio workshops focusing on an introduction of clay surfaces, benefits and natural beauty, colors and application techniques.

plaster with lime wash

Look for our expanded autumn workshop schedule soon.  We will also be participating in the Building NH Trade Show and Conference in November.

Dunes and Duchess

Dunes and Duchess

 Dunes and Duchess
One of my very favorite stylists (and people), Stacy Kunstel, along with her partner--photographer Michael Partenio,  introduces a new venture.  Along with continuing very busy careers, they are launching a lovely new line of home accessories.  I didn't make it to the New York Gift Show this week, but sure wish I had, just to stop in and let Stacy know how much I love their beautiful candelabras.
Dunes and Duchess
Dunes and Duchess

Stacy was instrumental in getting my Hollis home published in the premiere issue of NH Home Magazine.  (If you click on the link, those that know the home will see that it is still used in the banner)  It was a great shoot and one that brought me many new clients.  Happily the relationship continues, NH Home will be here to shoot my Portsmouth home in a couple of weeks.   Stacy will also be with me to style my home for an upcoming issue of Country Living.  I'm lucky and I know it..  Stacy has an unerring eye for all things lovely.  She is an extraordinary talent and extraordinarily beautiful. 

It is with deep pleasure that I have been following their new blog, Dunes and Duchess which starts with a love story--love of a new partner (Michael), love of a new house, and love of life and beauty in general.  It is a hopeful story and I am a fan.  I will be following just to keep track of Michael's lovely images and to see what this talented couple continues to bring to the world of tasteful design.  Great job you two--and best of luck!

holding on to summer

The nights are lovely and cool now in New England.  Can summer really be closing down already?  I can hardly stand the thought.