Friday, November 11, 2011

New Pottery at the Wine Maestro, Mooresville

Little Bear Clayworks now for sale at the Wine Maestro in Mooresville Town Square on Williamson Road.  Visit the shop (open seven days a week) for wine goblets, beer steins, platters, carafes, wine chillers and more this holiday season.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Raku Pottery Workshop

I love this technique!

I attended a raku workshop with Sawtooth, taught by Gaff Pearce, and these are two of my resulting pieces.

Raku is instant gratification. We all took pieces already bisque fired and learned the process of raku by doing. And the pieces are glazed so quickly we took them home immediately.

Great fun, even if it is just for display (never use).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vineyard Series

Grape vines are growing strong, and with them, lush leaves!
I love this series, the Vineyard Series, even if the season limits the pieces I can create in it each year. These are the first of our grape leaves, and as the season goes on, I will switch to leaves of a local vineyard (with permission, of course).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ahhh, Weddings!

May is for weddings!
We just celebrated our anniversary
this week and on the same date
one happy bride and groom
in Virginia shared wedding
communion in a custom set
of pottery they had commissioned.
And, the during the month
many couples did the same!
But, one bride and groom
chose these personalized
mini pitchers to place in guestrooms
for those attending. I can only imagine they
were filled with beautiful flowers. And, hopefully they will be used to warm syrup, or serve gravy, in the homes of those guests for years to come!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pottery Communion Pieces

I field more questions about communion pieces than any other pottery. I like it that way! And most churches and wedding parties require only the simplest of communion forms. But, some,

request pieces that are more unusual, more challenging and, if possible, even more fun. So, for those of you who have asked for, and would like pictures of, ciboriums, I have photographed a couple. Along with other communion pieces. The lava bowl is over 12" across and the ciboriums are 9" and 10" tall for reference.