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Saturday, August 22, 2015

10 Reasons to Purchase Hand Crafted Pottery

OK, all who make pottery, hold up your hands.  And now all who use hand crafted pottery, hold up your hands (if they're already up you don't have to grow a new set of hands).

But even more important, if you LOVE hand crafted pottery...hold up your head, hands and feet (hopefully you're sitting down.)

If you just kind of like pottery, and sometimes have bought some that caught your eye, and if you have it sitting in your cupboard more to remember the occasion when you purchased it...that's ok too.

Why should you purchase Hand Crafted Pottery?

1.  It supports a creative person's efforts.  (bet you didn't think that would be number one, but it is!)

2.  You can use your own creativity to use that piece (or those pieces) of pottery to become the new focus for part of your life.  No kidding!

3.  Plan your next home decor upgrade with the pottery in mind...color, texture, form or shape, use intended or maybe stretched.  Many a pitcher becomes a vase.  Many a mixing bowl holds fruit.  A chalice or wine glass can hold a votive candle.  You get the idea.  Be creative!

4. Food works in pottery.  No discussion here.  Just use it!

5.  The more you use it, the better it will feel in your hand, when you drink from it on your lips, the weight of it with it's handle or how a complete meal rests upon it.

6. Let it break with being well used.  That's what it's all about, because then you can replace it with a better piece...yes upgrade regularly!

7.  If you think you have too much pottery already (and I can tell you I hear that on a regular basis) it's time to give pottery!  It is a fabulous personal statement from you to your loved ones...for whatever occasion might be coming along.

8.  Pottery speaks from the artist who made it to the person who buys it, or the who uses it, it's a personal experience which won't happen when you get something made on any assembly line.

9.  You are a patron of the arts (see number one).  If you haven't recognized this in yourself before, it's time that you began to enjoy this gift!

10. Your friends will notice the pottery in your home, so show it off!  (And tell them where you got it!)

'Today's quote:

Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
Abraham H. Maslow


  1. Replies
    1. Too much pottery is like ...well, can't happen.

  2. I love the colors and shapes here, and if I lived a little closer to you, I would happily purchase it ALL.

    1. Thanks, I wish you weren't all the way up in Canada too...but I do love reading your blog and seeing your wonderful photos daily!

  3. Another reason I love hand-crafted pottery is that it doesn't have to "match." Hand-crafted means one of a kind so everything is different and makes for a lovely table.

    1. Oh goodie, another "reason" - and you are so right!

  4. I enjoy seeing the individual styles of the different artist. As the Japanese potters do, they try to leave a human mark of imperfection somewhere in the work to show it was made as a life process.

    1. I don't have to work at leaving an imperfection usually...but thanks...another reason!

  5. Barbara -- Handcrafted pottery is so earthy. I have several pieces and feel they make my coffee taste better and my food also .Might just be in my mind but so! -- barbara


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