kybecca and PONSHOP Collaboration: A Celebration of Artisan Food and Ceramics

Rebecca Thomas, owner of kybecca Wine Bar, and Scarlett Pons of PONSHOP Studio are hosting a release party celebrating their recent collaboration of custom ceramics at kybecca Wine Bar on Wednesday night, January 30th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  The evening will include a special menu presented on the new dinnerware, an opportunity to meet the restaurant owner and ceramic artist, and a chance to custom order and purchase similar dinner and serving sets. 

To highlight the hand-made nature of kybecca’s food offerings, Kybecca’s chef Wade Troung is creating a special menu to compliment Scarlett’s hand-made ceramics.  The menu includes:

Braised rabbit springrolls, red cabbage, daikon, cilantro and nuoc mam.

Japanese Scotch Eggs, tamari seasoned beef and pork, free range organic egg, ancho chili hollandaise

Vegetable pot stickers, ginger ponzu and pickled daikon


Rebecca was seeking a ceramic artist to create new dinnerware for her restaurant. She was looking for original ceramic pieces that would highlight kybecca’s food that is handmade from fresh, local ingredients and compliment the contemporary interior of the restaurant designed with exposed brick, stainless steel and reclaimed wood details.

Ceramic artist Scarlett Pons met with Rebecca and designed three new dinnerware pieces for the restaurant. Each piece is contemporary in design and glazed with rich, natural colors that would emphasize the colors and texture of the food. The first plate is a large square 12” x 12” platter designed to serve an entrée for two or more. This piece is glazed in an Eggshell glaze of rich ambers and soft beiges and lightly speckled with a dark brown pattern reminiscent of a desert scene. The second plate is 9” x 9” square plate for single or shared fares finished in a glossy, dark Orb Green glaze. There is variegated pattern of black spots balanced with a darker green line across the top of each plate. The third piece is an asymmetric 9” shallow bowl sitting slight raised from the table. These bowls are glazed in a Sesame Black matte glaze giving the piece a volcanic rock appearance with tones of silver and blue.

Both business owners are pleased to share their collaboration with the public and excited to celebrate their passion for hand-crafted, contemporary food and design - where the qualities of the material, whether ceramic and or culinary, are experienced in their most genuine light, highlighting their richest properties.  Join us for an evening of artisan food, wine and art.

kybecca wine bar 400 William Street, Fredericksburg Virginia

Student Work: Children's Clay, June 2012

Learn the art of hand-building in our Children's Clay Classes. After only a few sessions with Scarlett Pons, these children were able to create their very own ceramic pieces and finish them with an under-glaze. Check out our class schedule and sign up now to reserve your seat!

Spring has Sprung with New Artwork at the PONSHOP!

The sun is shinning, the flowers are blooming and there is new art at the PONSHOP! What's not to love? With ceramic letter pendants by Scarlett Pons, fabric floral hair accessories by Francoise Doyle, bracelets made from bullet casings by Jeff Gulick and much, much more, spring couldn't get any better than this! On your stroll down the streets of Fredericksburg be sure to stop by to check out the latest work from all of our gallery artists.

Commissioned Work: "Tulip Series" by Scarlett Pons

A special collection of Scarlett Pons' new "Tulip Series" can be found at Taste Oil Vinegar Spice. Located in the charming downtown of Culpeper, they offer fresh olive oils and organic spices from around the world which share nicely at the table in these beautiful ceramic dishes.

Couples Ceramics Class

Celebrate this Valentine’s season with your sweetheart with PONSHOP’s Couples Clay Class. Together, you and your date will create kissing bowls using hand-building techniques taught by Scarlett Pons. Gift Certificates are available for the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Couples can register using our current class registration form. Please keep in mind that space is limited. Visit PONSHOP today to register.

New Ceramic Work

Scarlett has been hard at work in the studio making a new series of stenciled ceramic work.  Below are some pictures of the most recent pieces to come out of the kiln.  This process of making stencils allows her the ability to experiment with geometric and organic patterns on the clay surface.

Grasshopper Watering Jug by Scarlett Pons, $98

Quilt Serving Platter (Large) by Scarlett Pons, $58

Flower Serving Platter (Large) by Scarlett Pons, $58

"Force of Habit" Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 2011

Friday, October 7 2011 was the opening reception for the "Force of Habit" show at PONSHOP.  "Force of Habit" features the work of J. Coleman, Rob Landeck, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.  Thanks to all that came out for an evening of art and music.  Special thanks to DJ Skruff who took to the turntables for the opening.  Below are more pics from the evening as well as some shots of the gallery before the party started.  "Force of Habit" runs through October 30.

PONSHOP is on the Move

Scarlett and I are excited to announce that we’ve acquired a storefront in Downtown Fredericksburg (712 Caroline Street), and will be moving from our studio at LibertyTown this month to have our doors open in our new space in April. The PONSHOP mission remains the same – creating and educating through our respective arts, however we’re expanding to accommodate a retail dimension which will offer up artisan made and eco-friendly items for all. This has been an aspiration of ours since living in New York and we’re happy to be taking such a big step. On behalf of Scarlett and I, we’d like to thank all of the people that we’ve worked with and supported us over the past five years and look forward to strengthening the arts community in Fredericksburg. The new PONSHOP location opens April 2010.

Scarlettwares Ceramics: New Work

After a maternity leave of several months, Scarlett returns back to the studio with a whole new collection of ceramic work. In fact, this summer she's been working at home and the studio. Above is a snapshot of Scarlett and Diego's "artist loft" in good ol' Hartwood, VA. By any means necessary...

The Rocket Ship Cookie Jars have landed in the studio. Inspired by our son Diego's love of space and sweets, this is unique vessel is out of this world. approx. 12"x7" $80

The Wind Bowl is by far our most popular wedding gift this year. It can be glazed in a variety of colors.
approx. 14" diam.

Igloo Bud Vases and Votives - A local interior designer has recently commissioned Scarlett for several ceramic pieces to complete her latest project. Sixteen Igloo Bud Vases and Votives in four different sizes adorn a new fireplace mantel. The more the merrier...

For more of Scarlett's work, visit the scarlettwares website or come by our studio at LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street, downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.

"Point of Connection" Exhibit: October 2008

Scarlett will be participating in the "Point of Connection" exhibit at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in October. This exhibition is an exclusive collaboration of painters, fiber artists, and ceramic artists at LibertyTown.

This exhibition runs from October 1-30, 2008
Opening Reception is part of Fredericksburg's First Friday Art Walk: October 3, 5-9pm
LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Visit This Link on Fredericksburg.com for an overiew and video of a selection of the artists.

I'll be posting some select photos of the work soon. For more information, visit the LibertyTown Website.

PONSHOP in December

December 14th, 2007. We've recovered from last week's "First Friday" excitement and our studio is now filled to the brim with work. Below are some pics from the studio taken this week as well as some of the new work from Scarlett and I. Visit us at LibertyTown Arts Workshop this month for the Small Works show in the main gallery. I also have paintings on exhibit at Art First Gallery, (824 Caroline Street) this month as part of the Holiday Gala Exhibit.

Scarlett expanded her ceramic fabrications this year to include earrings ($18-$21)These hand-made scarves include ceramic buttons. $32
Back by popular demand, Scarlett has also made dozens of lightweight, elegant snowflake ornaments.$10 "New Nefertiti (mini) #2" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint on wood, 16"x10" $75 "Judith (Before) #2" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint and collage on canvas, 12"x12" $95"Judith (After) #1" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint and collage on canvas, 12"x12" $95

"Present Tense" Show: Opening Night

October 8th, 2007: Opening Night for the "Present Tense" show that Scarlett, Rob Landeck, and I put together at Bistro Bethem (309 William Street). Thanks go out to all of those who came out to support the local art scene in Fredericksburg, and honestly you couldn't go wrong: with temperatures in the 90s and a Monday holiday, it felt more like a Friday night in July.

DJ Bredren on the wheels of steel spinning the rockers....
Scarlett and I feeling relieved that the show is finally up.

Below is a cross-section of the work that is on display for the "Present Tense" show at Bistro Bethem. The exhibit runs until December 8th, 2007.
If interested in purchasing or viewing more, hit us up with an email.
Scarlett: spons@scarlettwares.com, Rob: robartist@earthlink.net, Gabe: gpons@ponshopstudio.com

"Rose Window I" by Scarlett Suhy-Pons, Ceramic Wall Hanging with Red Bronze Glaze (sold)
"Wind Bowl" by Scarlett Suhy Pons, Ceramic with Sea Green Glaze $180
"Rose Window II" by Scarlett Suhy-Pons, Ceramic Wall Hanging with Antigua Yellow Glaze (sold)

"Rose Window III" by Scarlett Suhy-Pons, Ceramic Wall Hanging with Satin White Glaze $85
"Ode to the Stratocaster I" by Rob Landeck, Oil and Collage on Canvas 30"x40" $750
"Play It Low" by Rob Landeck, Mixed Media on Canvas, 12"x12" $125
"Devil Drummer" by Rob Landeck, Mixed Media on Canvas, 12"x12" $125
"Jammin' on Julia" by Rob Landeck, Mixed Media on Canvas, 16"x24" $225

MONO Longboard Series by Gabriel Pons, Spray Paint on Plywood $120 each

"Standing Between Sand and Sea" by Gabriel Pons, Mixed Media on Canvas (sold)
"The Last Pharaoh" by Gabriel Pons, Mixed Media on Canvas $750

"New Hieroglyph #1" by Gabriel Pons, Mixed Media on Canvas $400

Works in Progress: August 2007

We are hard at work making new and interesting art for the fall. In fact, in October, Scarlett and I will be teaming up with fellow LibertyTown artist (and good friend) Rob Landeck for a show at Bistro Bethem in Fredericksburg, VA. Below are some recent snapshots taken late night in the studio:

Commissioned Work

I wanted to share these pics of a commissioned painting that I completed a couple months back. Titled "Resonator (Out of Chaos Comes Order)" this painting now resides at the Fox Clocks studio at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. Once I hung the painting, the client and I were both excited to see how it meshed in with the rest of the shop.

If interested in a commissioned painting, simply contact me at shop@ponshopstudio.com.

Scarlett continues to make functional bird houses and bird feeders for clients. Her bird feeder, pictured here, is designed to accent any garden as well as accommodate the local birds. For more information about Scarlett's recent work, click here.

PONSHOP in Portland

Portland, Oregon is a really great city. Scarlett described it best as a "Kinder, Cleaner, and Gentler Brooklyn." Below are some photos from our trip. To view more pics from our art show, click here.
A special shout out goes to our hosts and The Life Gallery owners, Damon Ayers and Tessie Word. They, of course, showed us a great time in Portland and we had a blast with their friends...

some snapshots right before the gallery opened...

Scarlett's helmet series enthralled everyone

Everett Station Lofts early on the first Thursday Art OpeningsArtist Keith Rosson in front of the galleryCool old signage downtown
Voodoo Doughnuts to finish off the night
Glenhaven Skatepark is 20 yards from a high schoolNewberg Skatepark (above and below)
Portland has a lot of bikers
....and thus a lot of bikes

Diego loved the kids' park in Old Town
Skateboard antics in the gallery
Scarlett and Diego at the riverside carnival

Double Trouble
Street StickersTessie and Damon
Portland construction is booming...check the cantelever.
Green Building: Eco Roof
One of many bridges in Portland

"New History" Art Show Announced

Scarlett and I are working harder than ever for our upcoming show in Portland, Oregon this June.
Our show titled "New History" will feature new ceramics by Scarlett and a whole new series of canvases, skateboard decks, and prints by me. The show opens Thursday, June 7th at TheLife Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts: 625 NW Everett Street #107.

Below are some progress pics from our studio over the last couple of days:

Scarlettwares Website Updates

We are pleased to announce that as Scarlett's Website reaches into its third year, it has been updated and re-designed to keep up with her progressive ceramic work. New pieces at scarlettwares.com include the Wind Bowl Series, Igloo Bud Vases, and her latest achievement-Ceramic Hanging Birdhouses.
Scarlett also modified her site to include more information about the ceramic classes that she offers as well as birthday parties that she's been throwing at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. In the past months, Scarlett has been offering clay workshops for children who want to have a creative and fun way to celebrate their birthday with friends.

"Wind Bowls" by Scarlett Suhy-Pons come in three different sizes and can be viewed here.

The Lamp Tower Series combines Scarlett's study in light, clay, and architectural form.

To learn more about Scarlett and her ceramics, Click Here. For more information about scarlettwares and the PONSHOP, Click Here. For those in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area (or passing through) be sure to pay us a visit at our studio in LibertyTown Arts Workshop.

PONSHOP and Scarlettwares at Walker Home: February - March 2007

Scarlett's ceramics and several of my paintings are on exhibit at the Walker Home show room (409 William Street, Fredericksburg) for the months of February and March. Here are some pics from the opening reception on Friday, February 2nd. We are excited to participate in this group show along with Adam Desio and others. Walker Home features home furnishings and fine design right here in Fredericksburg, Virginia - so if you're in town, check it out.

Scarlett and friends chillin'
Ceramic vases and square dish/bowl sets by Scarlettwares"Still Life in Hip-Hop #1" acrylic, and spray paint on canvas 30"x30"