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Contemporary artisan ceramics and photographs crafted in Key West | Follow the latest news from our gallery! We love sharing what we’re doing in the White Street gallery — and we welcome you to stop in when you’re in the neighborhood.

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  • Walk on White, World Photography Day and complimentary portraits
    by Sarah Carleton on 08/16/2022 at 1:15 pm

    The next Walk on White happens on Thursday, August 18 from 5 to 8 pm! In celebration of World Photography Day on August 19, Sarah at Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography is taking portrait photos during the event. Have a glass of wine and get a complimentary photo.Stone Soup gallery is featuring award winning tropical impressionist oil paintings by local artist Amanda Johnson, not to mention music by Eric Levy and refreshments.Most participating galleries will be serving refreshments as you peruse the many fine artistic works.Be sure to visit all these fine galleries and studios. The Studios at the ArmoryNative MaterialsStone Soup GalleryCoffee Mill Dance StudiosHarrison GalleryShade […]

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  • Walk on White, World Photography Day and complimentary portraits
    by Sarah Carleton on 08/16/2022 at 1:15 pm

    The next Walk on White happens on Thursday, August 18 from 5 to 8 pm! In celebration of World Photography Day on August 19, Sarah at Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography is taking portrait photos during the event. Have a glass of wine and get a complimentary photo.Stone Soup gallery is featuring award winning tropical impressionist oil paintings by local artist Amanda Johnson, not to mention music by Eric Levy and refreshments.Most […]

  • Summertime in Key West
    by Sarah Carleton on 06/25/2022 at 4:48 pm

    We love summertime in Key West. The pace is slower, the streets are quieter, sunsets are amped-up, and evenings on the porch are long and lazy. Summertime is also a great time to place a custom order with us.

  • The next Walk on White happens on Mar 17
    by Sarah Carleton on 03/14/2022 at 2:54 pm

    The next Walk on White happens on Thursday, March 17 from 5 to 8 pm! This month, the Coffee Mill Dance Studio is featuring special dance performances starting at 7 pm. You are sure to enjoy dances from the Young Dance Collective student dance company, the Hip-hop Dance class, and the African Dance class. There may also be performances from the Belly Dance class and the Salsa class. Be sure to visit all these fine galleries and […]

  • Third anniversary of our gallery!
    by Sarah Carleton on 01/15/2022 at 7:01 pm

    As the third anniversary of Shade & Shutter approaches, Mark and I have been reflecting on our first three years in business here in Key West. We’ve come a long way since we first opened our doors at 1102 White Street, and we are grateful for the support of our friends, customers, and the Key West arts community. As an expression of our gratitude, we’d like to invite everyone to our third anniversary celebration on Thursday, […]

  • Walk on White is back!
    by Sarah Carleton on 12/01/2021 at 7:01 pm

    The new website is https://walkonwhitekeywest.com Walk on White returns on December 16!Join us on December 16 from 5pm to 8 pm for a monthly art walk through the White Street Arts District, from Southard St to United St. Walk on White will continue on the Third Thursday of each month. Participants include galleries (such as Stone Soup, Harrison Gallery, Shade Ceramics and Shutter […]

  • Snowy egrets, wine chillers, and the holidays
    by Sarah Carleton on 11/05/2021 at 4:04 pm

    Those of you who follow us online know that I love to photograph snowy egrets. They move with grace, pose with dignity, and sometimes they just act silly. Recently they have given me many beautiful images that I have shared online.

  • Summertime news - lots of collaborations!
    by Sarah Carleton on 07/28/2021 at 5:27 pm

    Summertime news—lots of collaborations! We hope everyone is enjoying summertime! Mark and I have been enjoying the warm days in the studio and relaxing evenings on our porch. We’ve got lots of news to catch you up, including several exciting collaborations.

  • Wine and food tasting to benefit Williams Hall
    by Sarah Carleton on 05/29/2021 at 7:36 pm

    Wine and food tasting fundraiser We invite you to attend a wine and food tasting on Friday, June 11 at 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography at 1102 White Street in Key West. This is a collaborative fundraiser event to benefit Williams Hall and their mission of "Inspiring Faith, Empowering Teens to Unleash their Potential and Enriching the Lives of Older Adults.”

  • Emerging
    by Sarah Carleton on 04/29/2021 at 8:09 pm

    Mark and I got our second shot of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and we are already thinking about where to go to dinner to celebrate when we emerge from our pandemic shell next week. It feels appropriate to emerge now in the spring as everything seems to be reawakening. We hope that all of you are starting to feel that spring is in the air.

  • Exclusive line of tableware for The Green Pineapple
    by Sarah Carleton on 03/29/2021 at 6:49 pm

    Today the Green Pineapple announced the availability of an exclusive collection of ceramic tableware that Mark created for them. The collection consists of large plates, medium plates, small plates, napkin rings, olive trays, salad bowls, soup bowls, bud vases, and small trays—all available in the matte glaze colors denim, sea foam, and tea green.

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