Always terrific when the press turns an interested eye toward arts and crafts. Our local Alt Newspaper, The Corvallis Advocate has been running a number of artist profiles and so got my turn in the limelight thanks to reporter Mandy Clark. It was a fun show and tell since she was so enthusiastic.
Mandy is someone to watch. Not only has she run a successful Etsy shop while finishing school and working full time, she also is on the editorial board of a NW press, blogs faithfully about pizza (YUM!) and luckily for us is sharing her talents with The CVO Advocate. Here’s a link to the feature she wrote about lil ole me:
New Blue Ceramic Watercan
Here’s a new take on an old form. A little more elegant, and little more lyrical…perhaps. Just a little different. Sending this one over to my gallery on the Oregon coast, Touchstone Gallery. $75
This style vase has been one of my standard pieces for many years now. Arrangers like the handle and I like the clean lines and timely feel of the shape. Here it is with the sage green glaze that seems to have taken off in popularity this year. 13″ – $75 (Sold)
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″
Purchase from my Etsy Site.
Small Blushing Porcelain Vase
This porcelain cutie was fired at Hiroshi Ogawa’s woodfire kiln many moons ago but I’m just now really appreciating the subtle markings on it. A hint of pink shows in good light–marks made from copper fuming off other pots in the firing. Will be a nice windowsill vase for short stemmed blooms.
3.5″ tall – $35.
On sale now in my Etsy shop.
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.
All the years I did the fairs I had much better luck with these at garden shows than art festivals. Was it because gardeners have more on their mind than skinny body images? Are gardeners more earthy and down with the idea that bountiful is beautiful?
In any event, a Garden Goddess will watch over the steady growth and well being of any flower bed in which she is placed. They are hollow with nowhere for freezing ice to collect, so can live outdoors year-round.
Stoneware with porcelain inlay. Custom order one of these $500-$650 depending on size. Please give me 6-8 weeks.
P.S. Once, a friend placed a container inside and used one for a huge centerpiece arrangement for a big dinner party. Wish I had a photo!
Stoneware Happy Child
Happy Child wants to dance in your home or garden…
On my way to making 100 of these…my spotty records show over 70 have found homes.
Have had fantasies of contacting all of the families with these in their collections to have one big “family reunion” and then take a photo of them all in one big group. Alas, have been an admin person long enough to know that would be a nightmare of organizing.
Height 14″ to 20″ – $350 – $500
Specify carved heart or without.
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.
This little stoneware vase came out of our last wood-firing and is one-of-a-kind. Made from end of the day left over clay, she was just whipped out for fun. Threw her in the wood-firing because I figured, what the hay. She got such nice markings from the flame and ash she almost looks elegant now. A small beauty – $55. Available for Purchase.