Friday, September 19, 2014

A mouse upon it


Well, probably inspired by Gary Rith, who adds animals to so many of his lovely pots.  (Go see him Here)

This was made about two years ago, when preparing for a Mad Hatter Tea Party, and I made a dormouse on top of this teapot. (See posts HERE and here.)   That gallery exhibit looks like it might have been one of the best that had our ceramics displayed.  I've held onto it, and am thinking it's time to go out into the world.  Maybe.

Grateful today for cool weather, in which I can open windows in the morning, instead of closing them.
The other 2 things on my gratitude list for right this minute include a coffee percolator which makes good coffee, and friends on line...some of whom I've never met, like those who comment upon my blogs frequently, and seem like good old buddies!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Those lidded jars



I've a few left of these vegetable-inspired jars...simple and functional.

I wish I felt up to working in clay.  Just recuperating, day after day.  The hours just are gone, and I've accomplished nothing. Another deep breath is such a joy, without the choking hacking.  So tired all the time.  Depressed too, of course.  Beautiful weather outside doesn't speak enough to me to get me to enjoy it.  Time to work on the gratitude list!





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sponged glaze combo

In front is a glaze combo that I did a lot in the past.  This is probably only one of two pots that remain of this Matt Bronze Green with Amber glaze sponged together.  I love the variegated colors that embellish it.  Since the studio* no longer mixes amber glaze, I haven't been able to make any more of this glaze combo.

* I'm a member of the Clay Studio at Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A pitcher for pouring...

Just a few pitchers that I hope to sell to someone who loves these swoopy handles as much as I do!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Come see the Monarchs

National Geographic offers a photograph of one, on Milkweed plant.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts offers a gallery of monarchs, in different media, as well as a special talk about them. (see below for time for the opening reception and other community events).


One of my ceramic wall hangings.  White stoneware with glazes.

Wall hanging pillow of monarch butterfly.  Stoneware with glazes.

Detail of wall pillow glaze work.

Bring Back the Monarchs!

Community-wide Awareness Event (9/18-10/3)

On Sept. 23, 24 & 25, various groups of area students will immitate the Monarch Migration as they carry both colorful and ghostly monarchs through the downtown, from the Town Square to the Center for the Arts.

•  Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6pm:   Opening Reception for our Special Monarch Gallery Exhibit followed in the theatre by a multi-media program by guest Naturalist Ina Warren. Warren is a freelance naturalist, lecturer, educator and author of the Monarch and Milkweed Almanac. With Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, she co-facilitates the monarch-milkweed recovery initiative called “Make Way for Monarchs.”   The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 3.

•  Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 am:  Students from the Black Mountain Primary School will perform their Monarch Migration beginning at the Town Square.

• Wednesday, Sept. 24 at noon:  Students from the The Learning Community will perform their Monarch Migration beginning at the Town Square.

•  Thursday, Sept. 25 at noon:  Students from the ArtSpace Charter School will perform their Monarch Migration beginning at the Town Square.

•  Friday, Sept. 26 at noon:   Brown Bag Series by Tina Barr  -  Monarch’s Reign & other Butterflies in Poetry. Free to the public.

• Friday, Sept. 26, 10 am – 4 pm:  Painting the Monarch workshop by Lorelle Bacon.  Call to register:  $95 includes all supplies.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good market day

I often post in my moments before the market, but forget to give you feedback about the event itself.

Black Mountain, NC is in the lull between the summer tourists and the Leaf-peeping tourists...for another couple of weeks.  It's fabulous weather (58 degrees F. at 9 am, due to be in 70s later).  And the shops, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and vegetable stands are reasonable now.

Big green bowl in the center with piercings went to it's forever home yesterday
Pottery?  Great as usual...but not selling at quite the summertime rate.  Yesterday we had some sales, and I'm so grateful.

The orchid tumbler (wine red) on the left is now in someone's gift basket.

I enjoyed the bounties that we shared, purchasing some lovely gluten-free brownies, some fresh shrimp, and delicious organic locally-grown tomatoes.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

No sale


I count 25 little vases that haven't yet sold.  WHAT?  These are so reasonably priced, and delicately made, and yet, here they sit.   Waiting for someone who wants to slip one into a stocking for Christmas, or give to a loved one with a single rose...where oh where will they go home?

I have not had the whole group at the Tailgate market for a few weeks.  There are bigger pots there today...lots of bowls and a few wall hangings.

Thanks for checking in with my blog...so glad to see you here!