These cups were made to feel good in the hand, with little indentations and places for your fingers to fondle as you sip from them. Red wine or gin are my beverages of choice, but they’ll work well with any hot or cold drink you wish to sip.
They also make a nice cup for a bathroom counter or vase for a short stemmed bouquet.
Each cup holds about 6 oz.
3-3/4″ tall by 3″ diameter at the mouth.
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Bowls and Mugs
This particular set was sent off to some friends in New Mexico last year.
I think they are quite handsome with the dark reddish brown centers and sage green glaze on the outside.
Bowls are about 5-1/2″ diam – $35/ea
Mugs, 4″ x 3-1/2 diam – $24/ea
Dog Treat Canister
This funky, organic shaped canister is meant for one lucky slightly “off-centered” dog lover.
Who keeps human cookies around in a canister anymore? Just don’t last that long–at least at our house… So, this bone handled cutie is probably best for doggie biscuits or treats, rawhides or anything else actually. See how quickly your four-legged friend learns something good is coming at the sound of the lid lifting off this ceramic piece. Good doggie!
Bone handle on the lid is made out of porcelain. The rest is high-fired stoneware, durable for many years of use. Food safe glaze, so if you want to hide your people cookies inside, they’ll be safe here.
11″ x 7″ x 5″
I make these every-once-and-awhile. Check out my Etsy shop to see if one is listed.
Light Sage/Blue Creamer
This small pitcher with sage blue/green glaze will be happy to sit on your table and pour cream, soy sauce or syrup. It was cut out from one piece of clay and fit together on the back seam. The spiral decoration on both sides serves as the handle grips, meaning there is no pesky handle to try and fit into the dishwasher.
Looks lovely as a small vase for short stem posies, too.
Food safe glaze of course.
5″ tall x 4″ x 3.5″
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Stoneware Butter Dish
A customer asked for a butter dish to match a sugar and creamer set she purchased from me many years ago. Took me a couple of attempts to figure out the shrinkage to fit over a cube of butter but not be too large to pick up. Then had to get the glazing right. People are seeing all kinds of animal faces… I like that.
These will go nicely with the leaf plates. Dishwasher safe. $40-$45 depending on size.
Green and cream colored versions of this butter dish on my Etsy site.
Something Different for Your Table
They’re almost round but certainly not square: Tri-angular plates. And since you’ve broken the mold, how about leaf plates for salad and sandwiches?! These two are the sage glaze with cream surface. Can do them in blue/green with brown surface, too, or a mix & match of your desire. Plate – $36, Leafs – $26
. A slightly smaller version of the leaf plate is available here at my Etsy Store.
One of the hardest things to do when hand building clay is to get lids to fit properly. So, why-o-why did I come up with a piece that has three “lids” to fit?!? Actually the trick was remembering high school geometry and “pi” and the rest is hoping everything dries and fires without warping too much. These make swell bathroom counter earring back, cotton ball, q-tip holders. $75-$85
Two Ceramic Baskets
I’m sometimes asked what I use these basket forms for… Being the compulsive collector I am, around our place they hold small rocks, fortune cookie wishes, rubber bands, pencils and more. I even use one for gum wrappers and flotsam in my van. Wide base keeps it stabile. Add a 4″ pansy and voila, you have a hostess gift. Larger basket $45, smaller $35.
Variation of Leaf Boat Bowls
When the customers asked for these bowls without the “frond” I was a little miffed as that is what makes the leaf bowls unique, but after making these two, I found they could have just as much personality with their off-centered shape and wavy sides. Handles aren’t for everyone and this handsome set will probably survive dishwashers (both human and machine) as well as fit into the cupboard much better without. $140 for this set.
A dinnerware set in a variety of sizes. These high-fired stoneware pieces have an Alberta slip-based glaze that is a Sage green/brown. Variations in this glaze come from placement in the kiln and iron crystals that form during the cooling process.
9×9 in. plate – $30
7×8 in. plate – $25
5×6 in. plate – $18
Leaf Bowl 6.5×8-ish – $28