Shop small is a familiar phrase this season. The makers movement is growing and becoming more mainstream. Why is it important?
The things we do for love!! My husband is a trooper, the day we decided to move the kiln from old to new studio, it rained and then hailed!! Just as we were getting the last section of kiln loaded the rain started. He rode the whole way in the back of the truck hunkered down. This pic was taken going up our mile long gravel driveway, yay! As soon as we got the kiln in the basement it started to hail. Luckily all went well and it was hooked up and ready to roll, just in time. A good reminder to smile when's it rains, because at least it's not hailing 😊
These garlic grater plates were inspired by my husband and I's deep love of garlic. We put it in almost everything, we have even started putting ting raw grated garlic on top of our pasta, yikes!! These plates hAve a rough center which I add to the plates while they are still on the wheel. I use a serrated metal rib to form the rough grooves. You can grate your clove and then add olive oil and dipping spices for a quick snack or use your grat d garlic in your fav recipe. After these plates are fired once in the kiln, they are called bIsqued. After the bisquing process they are glazed and fired a final time. They are a lovely little gift and super useful, unless you're a vampire. Enjoy!
I am currently embarking on a major life change. My boss, friend and mentor recently passed away, as I am processing this loss, I am also scurrying to build my own studio. Taking what I learned in my crash course in production pottery, I am taking the leap to go on my own. This is the dream right? Working from home, just like mom and dad did at their home studio where I grew up. Is this real??? I am trying to stay present and not get ahead of myself. But the thought of making my pots on the hill here is as exciting as it is scary. Just jump.,,