Spring, you lovely, noisy, chaotic beauty, I have missed you! The stores in the pantry are getting low and the studio door is now wide open most days as I work and take in the beauty of nature waking after its long winter sleep. The bees have come through winter with minor losses and the … More Hello old friend, it’s been awhile.
Thank you. You choose us when there are so many other choices out there. Thank you You take time to ask us about our process. Thank you You come when we invite you, you stay, have some pizza and visit with others. Thank you. You have enabled us to create a strong sense of community. … More Gratitude
This is the season where my passions collide. Harvest is upon us, the bees have given us their gift of liquid love. Jars of canning line the pantry and the drying porch is filling up. As I wrap up the garden for this year, my thoughts go to my studio and all the pots … More Garlic, Honey, Sauerkraut and the Potter’s Life
Here I am 1 day away from our next open yard/pottery event. I’m sitting on the bed, laptop and a mug of tea, trying to find the words to say to encourage you to stop by on Saturday. I suck at this. I’ve bought books on internet marketing,took the courses, read the articles on which … More Throwing it to the wind and a recipe
I know I disappoint many folks when they walk through the gates and expect to see order and beauty all round. Sure, there are pockets of it that can be spotted, but mostly it looks like…. well… messy. I had a great teacher, mother nature. I copy her whenever I can. I love the look … More Life is messy, so is my garden and a quote
“There’s a level of panic that comes with all this abundance.” … More Spring, Creating, and a Poem.
Winter always puts me in a reflective mood. After a whirlwind summer, fall brings the work of preserving the harvest and thoughts of the holiday season. As a maker it’s our bread and butter season, we spend our time in the summer planning how we will execute our studio work throughout the fall and have … More Giving
This month our event will be focusing on bowls and feeding our friends. It has been a thrill to spend a chunk of time just making bowls. Small bowls, big bowls, rice bowls, mixing bowls. Each bowl with it’s own personality created with hand feel, to be cradled in your hand with warm soup. Working … More Bowls
When I’m in my garden, I’m thinking about making art, when I’m in my studio I’m thinking about food and what to cook next. When I’m cooking my mind wanders, creating a ceramic dish that will complement the food I grow and feed my family. While beekeeping I watch the bees and marvel at their … More Juggling Hats
Confession time…… I haven’t felt the blogging love for quite a while. Writing about the technical/ education based side of my life felt dry and lifeless. Sharing my inner life seems a bit self-absorbed. Going on about the events of the last year of which there were many, well that’s just too much. What’s really setting … More Hunkering down