Vendor Booth #906: John Simons, pottery

John Simons with his blue-ribbon pottery at the Orange County Fair. Courtesy photo.
John Simons with his blue-ribbon pottery at the Orange County Fair. Courtesy photo.

At this year’s Orange County Fair local artisan, John Simons, took the blue ribbon – 1 st prize for his beautiful pottery. His entry was judged on originality, creativity, workmanship and technique, design, finishing and appearance.

Centuries old pottery from various world-wide cultures have been prized for beauty and workmanship. Today’s historians and archeologists using these artifacts can put together a detailed scope of daily living of the many diverse humankind societies.

Nowadays, pottery is generally considered to be containers made from clay. “Pot” is a term used for any number of container forms. Both words derive from the Old English potian, “to push”. Considering how the potter pushes as they throw the clay onto a wheel, it is easy to see how the process got its name.

Featured at the upcoming Cypress Community Festival will be a very colorful selection of Mr. Simons’ pottery. Each piece made by prize-winning hands is unique — stop by at booth #906. The Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

— Article and photo submitted by Eve Wheeler.

Mama Bear’s Face Painting at the 2018 Cypress Community Festival

Kids of all ages can look forward to searching out Mama Bear’s Face Painting at the 2018 Cypress Community Festival, to be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress.

Mama Bear says:

Mama Bear Face Paint offers professional and affordable face painting, balloon twisting and glitter tattoos for parties, fairs, school functions and corporate events.

You can rest assured that only safe, kid friendly and quality products will be used.

Glitter tattoos have become extremely popular among children of all ages. They can be customized by design and colors according to each child’s desire.

In addition to a regular booth in the arts & crafts section of the Festival, Mama Bear will also have a booth in the children’s area.

Vendor applications now available to download

Prospective vendors who wish to participate in the 2018 Cypress Community Festival down click on the Vendors link in the top navigation menu to download and print a Vendor Application.

The number of vendors is limited by the layout of the Festival Grounds at Oak Knoll Park. Send in your Vendor Application early!