Saturday, April 28, 2012
Remind me next year to not bother going to the market on the last weekend in April. It is ALWAYS miserable and dreary, while the weekend before has always been a glorious welcome into Spring. Interesting how predictable these weather patterns can be.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Dane County Farmers' Market around the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table.
At the top of State Street you will find the artist section of the market, with about 30 of us handmade artist selling our wares. You'll find me there most Saturdays this summer, one of my favorite places to be! Come say Hi!
Monday, April 2, 2012
|speckled eggshell ceramic heart|
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Saturday, March 24, 2012
|small cloud plate and bowl with lovage fresh from the garden|
My new favorite herb in my garden is lovage. It is a robust perennial that can be used in place of celery in any recipe. It has a hollow stem, so try it as a straw for your bloody marys this summer! I love it in smoothies, as around here it is much easier than celery to grow, and during the summer I can have a steady supply on hand. Tonight I am going to whip up some potato and lovage soup, I've adapted this recipe here, replacing the milk with coconut milk.
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
picture with these beautiful Meyer lemons sent to me by my friend Melissa from Cedarpocket. She picked them right off her tree, packed them in a box, and shipped them to me! I feel blessed! I've been drawn lately to the colors of grey and white with a splash of lemon yellow. Don't you love when food becomes decor?
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
I'm starting off with loose instruction, and letting him get a feel for the rhythm of the studio. On the first day I gave him a hunk of clay, and told him to just start playing and see what happened. After a few minutes he exclaimed, "I am going to make a spoon!" I laughed to myself, seemed like a funny choice for a 7 year old boy, but on second thought, I decided it was a GREAT idea and joined in on the fun. His spoon ended up turning into a volcano. My spoons ended up looking like this.
They aren't finished yet, I will be glazing them this weekend and they should be in my shop next week. I plan on pairing them with my salt cellars, and will make a few honey pots and sugar bowls to go with them.
At the end of the lesson, my nephew said "I had no idea jobs could be so much fun!" Yes, kiddo, some days they can!
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