Friday, May 11, 2012

Aunties too and butter dish

There really should be a holiday for the sisters of our parents, many of whom helped raise us as children.

Margaret Miller
My great aunt, who lived with her parents when my mother was staying with them.

By the time I knew Aunt Margaret, she sure didn't look like she had in these 1927 pictures.  She taught high school math in San Antonio until she retired.  I would try to visit her whenever I traveled in that direction, and she was always welcoming and friendly.

Wild drippy glazes
White clay gives real sparkle to this combo glazes.

PS, I don't mean to mislead anyone that this is an antique butter dish.  It isn't.  I forgot when folks look here from Sepia Saturday, they are used to seeing antiques.  And for the rest of you, you already know I'm a potter, and have the urge to share something made by my hands almost every post.  Hope this clears things up.  (PPS, I'm currently doing a use test by putting a stick of butter in this dish and trying it out.  So if and when I sell it, I'll know what it feels like)

14 comments:

  1. Look at the wonderful old photos and how they are displayed with those unusual cut out. Your butter dish look scrumptious with it's bright colors. yellow and blue go well together good choice.

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  2. What wonderful fashions the ladies are dressed in

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  3. Aunts & Uncles Day -- what a good idea. Which day would you pick?

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  4. The first photo of the dish confused me. It wasn't until I saw the next one that I realised what it was. It would be interesting to know what other crockery surrounded it when in use.

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    1. It's new, and I am a potter...so there's not much use yet. I'm keeping it, so it has been by the toaster for several days..and I've made a deep dish casserole with the glaze, as well as some mug-bowls. It's not the "sepia" part of my post. I try to merge family stuff with pottery!

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  5. I enjoyed your post ... great pictures, and your butter dish is so pretty.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I'm trying to make some pendants with that glaze now.

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  6. What interesting matted photos. Was that done in the processing?
    Love your gorgeous butter dish thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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    1. I scanned these right out of the photo album with black pages, and the photo cuts were made by the creator of the album, my mother! Thanks, I've decided to hold onto that butter dish, actually.

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  7. What a great step into yesterday, love their look, and those wonderful pieces of great art, wow, I love it...the color so rich....truly a fun post!

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  8. What a fun butter dish! Makes me wish I ate butter again.

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  9. A nice butter dish and fun photos. The cutouts are interesting and I assume hand made by your aunt, which shows how people used to improve a snapshot before the days of digital Photo-chopping

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  10. I've just taken a look at your other work, and thought it had a kind of familiar look, similar to the clay artists where I live - Asheville! How about that. Perhaps I might get over to Black Mountain one day and get a closer look at that butter dish.

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