Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!

(...and don't forget to shop the online sale)

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day

Thank you to everyone who shopped at our showroom, online or at one of our many retailers in 2010. We know that though things are getting better slowly, not everyone's back on their feet and ready to buy multiple place settings of ringware.

We appreciate every single one of you, starting with the folks who are just picking up one piece at a time. We hope that the colors of Bauer Pottery were able to brighten everyone's day just a little this year and going forward into 2011.

The showroom is now closed for the holidays and the factory will be taking off some time between Christmas and New Year's, but this may be the best time of year to shop. You can still get some great deals on our factory seconds from our online store. Visit our Holiday Sale page for the link to the seconds sale. The online sale will stay open til 5pm (PST) on Monday, January 3, 2011.

Until next year, we leave you with a few colorful images from the last day of our Holiday Sale at the showroom.

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day
Janek awash in a sea of Russel Wright American Modern Pitchers.

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day
Some of this stuff is still available via the online seconds sale!

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day

Holiday Sale 2010 - Final Day

See you in 2011!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bauer Pottery on the Fran Drescher Show

A programming note for all you Bauer Pottery fans: Tune into the Fran Drescher Show tomorrow, Friday, December 17, and watch the segment with designer Kathryn Ireland. There should be a full table set with Bauer Pottery. We weren't able to get any screen shots before air, but we'll post something up as soon as we can.

The show is syndicated, so you'll have to check your local listings for channels and times. It's on at noon on Fox in New York City and 2pm on Fox in Los Angeles. It seems to be on Fox affiliates in most markets and runs somewhere between noon and 2pm. Their official page has listings for most major cities.

New and vintage Bauer and Russel Wright Pottery has appeared recently on shows like Mad Men, Modern Family , The Today Show and Heroes. If you see Bauer or Russel Wright on TV or the movies, let us know and we'll share it here.

Final Showroom Sale Day of 2010

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Since we've got the pottery and one more weekend before Christmas, we're going to throw in one more sale date for 2010.

Come by the Showroom on Saturday, December 18, and you'll get an additional discount off of the already low seconds prices.

Dante Fried Chicken Truck: brisket, fried chicken, mac & cheese

Another reason to stop by the sale, Ride or Fry (a.k.a. Dante Fried Chicken) will be stopping by the sale to serve up his great fried chicken and sides. They may not get the same press as fusion tacos, but this is easily one of the best new food trucks in L.A.

Click here for all of the details on Holiday Sale.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scenes from the Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Try as you might, all of you wonderful Bauer fans have not been able to buy every last item from the showroom. What that means is that we'll be here for one more day, Saturday, December 18, for the last sale day in 2010.

We have plenty of pottery and you'll still be able to get great deals for yourself or the couple of friends still on your shopping list.

Not in L.A? Don't worry, our online sale will launch on Monday, December 20 at noon (PST). Visit our Holiday Sale page on Monday to shop.

Until then, a few scenes from weekend two of the sale.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Janek talks with Chef Jack of Clean Street Food Truck. Clean Street was a last minute addition to Saturday and they were great. They've been on the road for barely a week, but everyone loved their food.

Clean Street Food Truck: Grilled Steak Sandwich
Grilled steak sandwich from Clean Street Food.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Decisions, decisions...

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
On Sunday, Jessica & Christina of Global Soul Street Eats stopped by to serve up lunch to our customers and crew. Their menu was another hit. Track them down on the streets of L.A. as soon as you can.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2
Shrimp Toastie and Babylon Taco from Global Soul Street Eats.

Holiday Sale - Weekend 2

For more details on the final day of the sale, visit our Holiday Sale page.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scenes from the Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Did you miss the first weekend of the Holiday Sale? Well, that's okay because there will be plenty more Bauer and Russel Wright pottery available this weekend at the Showroom.

We don't have a food truck scheduled for Saturday [UPDATE: Overnight, we had a late addition to Saturday's schedule. Clean Street Food Truck will be coming by for the lunch our on Saturday 12/11, 11am-2pm!], but all of you Sunday shoppers will have a chance to sample cuisine from Global Soul Street Eats, one of L.A.'s newest street food vendors.

Look at their menu and you'll see that "global" is the keyword with Global Soul featuring items like the curry Shrimp Toastie (below left), Middle Eastern flavored Babylon Taco (below right) and the Mediterranean-influenced Mini Lamb Gyros. We suggest shopping for pottery first and then relaxing with some great street food from around the world after.

We look forward to seeing you at the showroom soon, until then please enjoy the following images from this past weekend's sale.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
Minutes before the doors open.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
Last minute pricing on American Modern.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
Even after waiting for over an hour in the cold, Bauer fans are happy and eager to shop.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
The doors are open and the rush is on.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
South Philly Experience served up awesome Philly cheese steaks on Saturday.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
Frysmith stopped by on Sunday and fed the masses with tasty topped fries.

Bauer Pottery Holiday Sale 2010 - Weekend 1
Miriam, Janek's mum, is in town from London for the holiday season and for the holiday sale.

Visit our Flickr page for more images from the Showroom Sale.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Sale 2010!

8 Inch Oil Jar

The temperature has finally dropped below the mid-80s, so it must be the holiday season in Southern California. If you're in town for the first couple of weekends in December, please come by our showroom for the annual Holiday Sale. All of the details, including location, dates and times, can be found on the Holiday Sale page.

In addition to a big inventory of Bauer Pottery seconds, we'll also have Russel Wright® American ModernTM and for the first time, we'll have selections from the Home by Sunset collection available at the sale.

We know that everyone can't make it to the sale in person, so once again we'll be offering seconds via our online store. The online sale will be open from Monday, December 20 at 12pm (PST) through Monday, January 3 at 5pm. Check back on the Holiday Sale page for the link to the sale on December 20.

Please note that seconds ordered via the web store will not be shipped until after the holidays.

We're also very excited to have several of L.A.'s popular new food trucks stopping by the sale. So far, we've confirmed the South Philly Experience for Saturday, December 4 and Frysmith for Sunday December 5. Check back here or on the Holiday Sale page for news about trucks scheduled for the rest of the sale.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the showroom!

Photo by Andrew Takeuchi

Friday, September 3, 2010

Last Showroom Sale Til December Featuring the Nom Nom Truck


Like you, we're all a little amazed that it's September.

With the end of Summer, also comes the final Showroom Sale until the holidays.

The weekend of September 11th & 12th will be the last time you can shop for seconds until after Thanksgiving.

Have any Fall birthday gifts to pick up? Need a something to help you decorate for Halloween or for your Thanksgiving table? Well, now is your last chance to shop for Bauer at a discount before Winter.

With our final sale of the Summer also comes our last food truck stop until December. We've been trying to track down the Nom Nom Truck for several months, but if you are a fan of the Food Network, you'll know that they've been driving all across the U.S. as part of The Great Food Truck Race.

We <3 our Nomsters!

We're looking forward to nomming some of their delicious banh mi sandwiches and Vietnamese-inspired tacos. What is banh mi? It's the perfect combination of French and Vietnamese flavors all on soft and crunchy baguette.

Our bestseller- Honey Grilled Pork banh mi!

Watch the Nom Nom team competing on the Food Network Sunday and Wednesday, and then come out and try their food next Saturday, September 11!

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Showroom Sale
Saturday & Sunday
September 11 & 12, 2010
10am - 5pm

Click above for more information.

Top photo by Jack Rowland, all other photos courtesy of the Nom Nom Truck

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beautiful Arrangements by Flora Grubb


Just a little eye candy for all you Bauer fans out there.

Take a look at this set of photos posted by Flora Grubb of San Francisco, California. Gorgeous floral and succulent arrangements in a Home by Sunset Canoe Pot, a couple Madagascar Vases, a Jardiniere, a mini Oil Jar and a Stock Vase.


Photos by Flora Grubb

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Support Public Radio, Get Some Bauer Pottery

If you're a fan of Bauer Pottery, great music and NPR programs, you can support all of those habits by subscribing to KCRW during the current pledge drive.

We've provided the Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW with ten $100.00 gift certificates that they are offering as premiums this week.

Please note, that you do not have to be in the Los Angeles area to take advantage of this offer. KCRW streams live over the internet, so you can call in and subscribe from anywhere.

Gift certificates are redeemable over the phone or in-person at our Showroom & Holiday Sales.

Now we don't know when they'll offer the Bauer gift certificates, so you'll have to listen for your chance, but there are far worse things that you can do than spend some time listening to KCRW.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dante Fried Chicken Coming to the Showroom on Saturday

Just confirmed for this weekend's Showroom Sale, Dante Fried Chicken will be stopping by on Saturday the 7th.

A mix of party host, art promoter and self-proclaimed "chicken connoisseur," owner Dante Gonzales is bringing more than just a new kind of fried chicken to the streets of Los Angeles. In addition to his great food, the truck will also serve as a rolling radio studio for live broadcasts from the road. Gonzales, a relocated by way of Europe New Yorker, debuts his truck this week and the Bauer Pottery Showroom is one of the first places you'll be able to try his fare.

I got to sample his creations over this past weekend and everything was great, even the tofu! (That said, don't miss out on the chicken or the mac & cheese.)

Dante Fried Chicken Truck: brisket, fried chicken, mac &amp; cheese

You can see Dante's menu here and read more about this newest addition to L.A.'s street food scene here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Showroom Sale

Our August Showroom Sale is coming up this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, the 8th & 9th. Click on the link for all of the details or call us with any questions. (We're still working on a lunch truck for Saturday and we'll post here as soon as it's locked down.)