Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Shopping????

My last show of the season is coming up in a couple of weeks! On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, I'll be at the 21st Annual City of Falls Church Holiday Gift & Craft Show. In addition to the 50 crafters and merchants there will be entertainment for the little ones, including a visit from Santa! For more information, check out or call 703-248-5027.

I will be in my usual spot: booth 50 upstairs. Come by and say hi!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tantalizing Thursday Temptations

Thought I'd put up some pottery from Etsy Mud Team members for you to feast your eyes (pottery porn!). Today's highlights are: 


A trio of Snow Bell Christmas Ornaments from Botanic2Ceramic. A trio of heavenly bells to tinkle in your home. Each one of them has a slightly different tone. Made of porcelain. They were rubbed with oxides before the final firing. Each one is approx 2" x 2". ( $28)

A yarn bowl from Judith Frederick at ClayCrazy Pottery. This hearts yarn bowl is made of buff stoneware clay and is wheel thrown and trimmed by hand. Judy cuts the heart out by hand and smooths all the edges to ensure the yarn does not drag on the surface. It measures 5.75 inches across at the top and 2.5 inches high and holds an average skein of yarn. ($45)

An Alphabet Bowl - Letter K for Kangaroo - from Karen Fiorino at ClayLick Pottery. all hand thrown from red earthenware pottery clay and decorated with Majolica glaze using bright colors. Each bowl has a fanciful type face for the letters and something that corresponds to it (in this case a kangaroo). The outside of the bowl is decorated in turquoise blue with lots of little cobalt blue dots. Each is signed and dated. SIZE: 5.75" x 2" ( 14.7 cm x 5 cm). ($30)

 A Mandala bowl from Fire n Flux. This bowl features a sgraffito (meaning to scratch, where the design is carved through the layer of colored slip to reveal the clay beneath) design. It was hand thrown on the potters wheel, then a few layers of light blue engobe were painted on, a dark blue engobe was also painted on top with a fan brush to give the color some variance. Once this was dry, the mandala pattern was hand carved.This is completely food dishwasher and microwave safe. It's 2" (5.1cm) tall and 6 5/8" (16.8cm) wide. ($28)

Southern Fried Okra framed tile by Lisa Sowers Finley of LASPottery. This tile is handcrafted from slabs of earthenware clay. After a bisque fire, the tile is painted with black stain and sponged off leaving black in the details. Then it is painted with a translucent celadon green glaze and fired again at a high temperature. The tile is mounted into this shadow box frame that is stained with beeswax and linseed oil. The back is finished with eye screws and wire to hang the frame. This framed tile can also stand alone on a shelf. Size: 8" (20cm) X 8" x 1.5" (4cm). ($38)

And here's a little something from my shop:

This ceramic fruit bowl is the perfect addition to your kitchen. Use it as fruit bowl or colander for rinsing and serving berries, grapes, cherries and other fruits and vegetables. The glaze is a great complement to any kitchen decor. This fruit bowl is 9 1/2 inches in diameter, 4 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches deep.