Friday, September 30, 2011

Bright colors for fall - Turquoise Matte Lace/ Fruit/ Bread Bowl


A striking combination of vibrant color and airy lace work!


Wonderful as a fruit bowl with apples or pears, bread looks great in it, too.


And when empty it's a beautiful decorative piece. 


Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82872574/turquoise-matte-lace-fruit-bread-bowl

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A birthday surprise!


A wonderful surprise awaited me in the mail: a beautiful piece of artwork from Madrid! My friend Rosy made it for me - thank you so much! Here you can see more of her colorful art: http://rosamperezlaguna.blogspot.com/

A spot for salt


This little container is hand-thrown of red stoneware clay on a potter's wheel.


While it was drying I carved the opening. The creamy yellow glaze is shiny with lighter and darker areas.


Sweet little dish for salt or other condiments as you cook or enjoy a meal! The little spoon is made from bamboo.


All my work is lead-free, food-,microwave-, and dishwasher-safe, although I do recommend hand washing.


The end ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

A salt cellar for your kitchen counter and table


This little container is hand-thrown of red stoneware clay on a potter's wheel. While it was drying I carved the opening and added the flower.



The smooth pale blue/gray glaze accentuates the flower in a soft pale brown.






Sweet little dish for salt or other condiments as you cook or enjoy a meal! The little spoon is made from bamboo.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September harvest


 Keeping the sunflower seeds safe from the blue jays and all the other birds feasting on our garden fruits.


Another mammoth one! There are several other ones the birds are very happily eating already.


Some super ripe figs, delicious!

Friday, September 9, 2011

September heatwave


 It's been in the high 90's and that makes finishing my pieces difficult. Either they dry too fast or unevenly. So the rim which I still want to carve is getting too hard but the bottom part is too soft for trimming.


 That's why everything is under plastic and I check it constantly.



  I think in the studio it's probably over 100 degrees F!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beets, beets, beets!


The most gorgeous color, and the most delicious taste! Love these baked beets from Jamie Oliver.  http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/books/the-naked-chef-takes-off
Cannot find the recipe online, but if you are interested let me know - I'll send it to you. We replace the olive oil with vegetable broth, still delicious.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A midnight blue yarn bowl


This yarn bowl is hand thrown of red stoneware clay on a potter's wheel. I carved the flower design and the yarn opening freehand as the clay was drying. The semi-matte midnight blue glaze has purplish hues and many small deeper blue spots. It has a nice satiny feel to it.


Wonderful bowl to keep your ball of yarn untangled and rolling smoothly as you work on your knitting or crocheting project! Just thread it through the hook or, if you keep your project always at home, through the small hole.


 Check it out in my shop:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/81229903/midnight-blue-yarn-bowl





Monday, September 5, 2011

Open Studio


Some new bowls and vases. 



My green lotus bowl and wine bottle coasters/candle holders.


A special place for that special salt - the salt cellar. Comes with a little bamboo spoon.


It all looks so clean - but just for today ;)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fresh out of the firing


Turquoise really wakes me up, so intense.


Pretty in blue.


Here are the foot pendants and ornaments, ready for some runners. Some have 100.2 marked on them, referring to the Western States 100 starting in Squaw Valley and ending in Auburn - exactly 100.2 miles long!

Come and visit at First Saturday Open Studio today at 225 Foresthill Avenue in Auburn, 10-4.