Monday, March 31, 2008

Here we go........

It is time to ramp up my studio production! This week I got my acceptance letter into Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI (July 12-13) It is my favorite show and I am really excited about this year. It is the only show I have planned for the summer, so I am really able to focus all my energy on making the right inventory for it. I have lots of large nesting bowl sets planned and will try to showcase my line of Plaid Pottery.

I am also very excited that I will get to meet one of my Etsy faves circaceramics. It seems they have been accepted into the show as well. Yay!

Time to get to work!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Spring has Sprung

Today we set our clocks ahead 1 hour and that sets my mind ahead to spring. Even though there are still mounds of snow on the ground I know spring is just around the corner.

My Etsy find for today is this sweet little porcelain Robin's Egg Pendant made by Etsy artist Ginpins, made even better by the great photography set up, all warm and cozy in it's little nest.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sun Dappled Spring Green Rice Bowls

Every time I make these bowls I smile.

When I started making pottery over 15 years ago, I have to admit my pieces were far from stellar. The pots had wobbles and wiggles in places I did not want. I got creative in many ways to save my creations from collapse and one of the ways was to tweak the rims of my bowls just enough to keep them in line and it also served as a bit of camouflage for my lopsided ware.
I decide 3 evenly spaced notches were the most visually pleasing and my customers agreed. Soon this style of bowl became one of my most popular designs.
I have since expanded my line beyond this standard piece and my pots no longer need the disguise they once did, but I have a special fondness in my heart for these little notched bowls and will continue to make them. They remind me of where I came from and make me dream of all of the discoveries and progress I have still ahead.