Friday, December 9, 2011

Winter is here!

 Luckily I got all my carrots out of the ground and it was a glorious harvest!
A beautiful new layer of snow is covering my back yard.  I am feeding my wood stove and enjoying the warmth and beauty surrounding me here at the Greensboro Barn.  If you want to shop locally and are looking for unique, handmade holiday gifts I have lots of different things!!!so stop by, or check my

Friday, December 2, 2011

Get in the Holiday Spirit

Saturday, December 3 - I will be having a Holiday Sale at my barn 10-3pm. Come stop by and check it out!

if you can't make it to my barn, and are in the area...
Sunday, December 4 - at Bohemian Bread Bakery in East Calais 10-3pm there will also be a Gift Sale featuring my pottery, jewelry, and ornaments so come stop by and have some coffee and a delicious pastry!

check me out at:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sat. Dec.3rd Holiday Open House, 10-3pm at Jennifer Ranz's Greensboro Barn

Sat. Dec. 3rd, 10-3pm.  Come to my Holiday Open House at the Greensboro Barn.
I have a variety of unique handmade gifts: cork tops, olive boats, soap dishes, dragon teapots, syrup pitchers, cappuccino mugs, ornaments, porcelain jewelry and more...Dress warmly and also enjoy a cup of hot tea!!
If you can't come Saturday-my shop is Open during December by chance and appointments are always welcome;so give me a call: 533-9281.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Sale Nov. 19th

Get started on your holiday shopping at the Alternative Giving Sale, Saturday Nov. 19th  9-3pm, in the Fellowship Hall at Greensboro Church. Gift ideas from a variety of sources and good food! 
The attached photo shows some of the things I will have there. You will find one of a kind porcelain jewelry, ornaments, mugs, bowls, garlic dishes, vases and a variety of other pottery .  Accent your gifts with my own garlic and assorted homemade jams.
You can also come to the Greensboro Barn and see other things I've made. Appointments are always welcomed: call 533-9281.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We've already had our first snow fall and the tomatoes are through, but the salad is thriving in the greenhouse.  So it's time to put a blanket of leaves on the garden and prepare for the Holiday Alternative Giving Craft Fair on Saturday, November 19, from 10 until 3 pm at the Greensboro United Church.  I'll have a table filled with homemade jams and garlic oil bowls (with my own garlic) porcelain earrings and more great gift items...Hope to see you there.
For more, check my website:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June tomato!!

ranzbarn@yahoo.comwww.JenniferRanz.comI haven't been making as many pots as I'd like, but I just ate my first ripe tomato! With all the funky weather we've had this spring,  I have been enjoying digging in the dirt in my new greenhouse, and having so much fun listening to the rain and watching the plants grow in the warmth and shelter. It sure is nice having vine ripe tomatoes before the 4th of July. Celebrate!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Door Prize winner for Open Studio at Greensboro Barn

Thanks to all of you who came by last weekend to visit during the Open Studio Weekend. The winner of the syrup pitcher "door prize" is Heather R. from Newton MA.
The Greensboro Barn shop will be open frequently, because I live and work here, throughout the season. Appointments are always welcome, especially if you are traveling a distance to get here (call 802-533-9281). I will be making lots of new ceramics in my studio and enjoy giving demonstrations. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is something you would like me to do during your visit.
For more info check my website: (a work in progress) If you have any requests or are looking for a gift-please let me know.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jennifer Ranz: Open Studio May 28-29, 10am-5pm

Please come to Open Studio Weekend at my beautiful historic
1880s Greensboro Barn  May 28 & 29, 2011, from 10 am
to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.  New ceramic work and
porcelain jewelry  will be on display along with my
Giclée watercolor reproductions of local scenes.
During the weekend, I will be demonstrating wheel thrown
pottery and hand building techniques with clay.  Come
by for a visit and check out my website:
for more info.  
The Greensboro Barn is located on the Country Club Road in
Greensboro.  During the summer the Greensboro Barn will
be open by chance and appointments are always
welcome!!  Please call (802) 533-9281.
Check out my website and click on this link to see photos of my new work.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Snow Out " Contest

"Snow Out" Contest!
Every year in Vermont there are a number of “Ice Out” contests. One such contest is for Caspian Lake. People must guess the date and time when all of the ice will be melted. A sample guess might be: April 20, 10:30 a.m. The winner is the person who is closest to the date and time.
Here is a photo I took today (March 31) at my Barn.  It shows the incredible amount of snow which still exists.  We’re supposed to get more snow starting tonight and going into tomorrow.
Here’s my contest: Send me your estimate of the DATE and TIME of day when all of the snow will be melted at my Barn. I will take a photo (from the same vantage point as the attached photo) on the day the snow is gone. You have until Wednesday, April 6th, to send me your guess.
Email me at:
The winner will be the person closest to the date and time.
The winner will receive 3 of my photographic cards.
Good Luck,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spirals are inspiring!

I'm looking outside at the beautiful new snow and know spring is coming. In the meantime I am making little spiral vases. They look neat without anything in them but flowers look sweet in them too.!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wall pocket vases for colorful flowers in winter!

I've completed a series of hand built wall pocket vases that are wonderful for flowers in winter.
Hang them on a small nail any where in your home or work space.
Check out my website:
and contact me if you would like one.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Earrings available

i have 9 new pairs of earrings on the website and will have many more in the following days. take a look.