Saturday, April 18, 2009

Featuring Tracy Gordon

Today, I'm featuring Tracy Gordon, another member of the Virginia Design Style Guide team. Although I don't think I've ever met Tracy, we are both part of the Manassas Clay community, so I'm sure we're going to cross paths soon.

Tracy lives in Prince William County (Northern Virginia) and works for a local government elected official. She has two dogs, one who is definitely a "bad dog" and a puppy who has the potential for becoming a "good dog." While public administration at the local level has been Tracy's passion, she is loving her foray into artistic and creative endeavors, which she finds very fulfilling. Tracy's Etsy store is called New Dominion Blues and there she sells trivets and coasters, jewelry, garlands, photographs and other items. Currently, she is taking pottery classes and learning how to throw on the wheel. She finds the sensation of practically spinning a pot from her fingers to be almost magical.

The name of Tracy's shop has an interesting story behind it. Tracy and her husband are big fans of blues music and spend most of their vacations visiting Chicago, attending blues shows in little dive bars. They have tried to create a blues haven in their own home and have thought about starting their own blues bar in Northern Virginia, the Old Dominion. Since the blues bar is not yet a reality, Tracy thinks it's fitting that she name her first small business venture: New Dominion Blues.

2 comments:

NewDominionBlues said...

Thanks so much for featuring me and my shop! :) I do look forward to running into you at Manassas Clay.

Sue Furrow said...

Great blog post! Tracy Gordon has a wonderful shop on etsy. How does she make those beautiful coasters? And I love her curtain tiebacks!