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Steamboat Farmers Market Spotlight: Sherry Murphy Ceramics

Based out of Oak Creek, Sherry Murphy Ceramics will be a vendor at the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market again this year.
Sherry Murphy/courtesy

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Get acquainted with the flavor of the Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the corner of Yampa and Seventh streets through Sept. 15.

Each week, 150 local and regional vendors bring their bounty to the market, featuring fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, handcrafted art, lotions, soaps, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more.

Don’t know where to start with this many vendors to choose from?

Meet Sherry Murphy, creator of Sherry Murphy Ceramics, this week’s highlighted vendor.

Sherry Murphy Ceramics 

From: Oak Creek

Years at the Market: Fourth year

Specialty: Known for her creative, ceramic cups and other items with bicycles on them and a narrative behind them.

“I love bikes, who doesn’t?” said Sherry Murphy, who started the businesses after she received her MFA in studio ceramics at East Tennessee State University. “My work is supposed to be a fun part of your everyday life.”

Factoid: Her work also has a graphic element to it that she said allows the viewer to create a story or have a memory attached to a piece.

At home, she refers to her studio as the “Orange Dog Studio,” referring to Peabody, her eight-year-old orange fur buddy and studio assistant. You can find Murphy on Instagram at @Orangedogstudio.

Be on the lookout: Explore will be highlighting a Farmers Market vendor each week this summer.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.


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