Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Arrivals

I haven't even had time to take pictures yet, but get excited. I just got two boxes of goodies from my mom.....more coyote blue, spring green, and plenty of plates, bowls, and spoon rests. I say this every time, but I may have a new favorite design. I'll just say, coyote blue....square plates....set of two....texture, texture, texture!

I will do my best to get these pictured and online over the weekend, but I just had to post a teaser....

Saturday, February 14, 2009

And the winner is...

And the winner is Debbie, comment #25....

Debbie says:
I loved the "Iron Yellow" glaze. It looks great on the bowl with the etching around the top. Also I like the bold splash of the "Cobalt Blue" glaze. These are great gifts.

I am emailing you right now to get your info and hope you like your new coasters!

Thank you to everyone for participating. Our first giveaway had 8 entries and this one had 31! Amazing. And we really appreciate all the input as it will help us with new colors in the future.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Giveway Update

ETA: And the coyote blue bowl flew out the door last night! I knew that was was just so unique. So it goes with pottery, it's all one of a kind in some way or another, but I'm sure we'll try something like that again. We promise : )

For Patty, of course family is still eligible, you are some of our best customers, so it only seems fair. That, and you are family and also a friend, and then some of our friends are as close as family. The line gets a little blurred : )

And Melanie bought the spring green plate last night, so it's gone! All of these glazes came from a special class in January, so it might be a little bit before we see more in the shop. But it looks like coyote blue and spring green are a must have in the future. Mom might have a few more pieces that came out of the last firing of her January class, but I'm not sure. For February, she's back at Jeffcoat so we should see more red then.

I'm out of town for the weekend, but look for the rest of those preview items including the spoonrests to get in the shop early this week.

Friday, February 6, 2009

February Giveaway!

Time for another Stone Lotus Pottery giveaway. This time we chose this new set of coasters glazed in walnut spice. It is a sample of some of the new glazes and pieces we're adding in February. See our last post for a preview of the latest. They will be making their way into the shop over the next several days. The coyote blue bowl and the spring green plate are already there.

Hop on over to the shop and tell us your favorite glaze color or combination of colors. Is it the bold oxblood red? Or the soothing greens like aribe? Or the glossy black shiga and white in our jewelry? Leave a comment on this post telling us what you think and an email address or link to your blog (we have to let you know if you win after all : ) We'll pick a winner in a week on Friday, February 13, so enter now for your chance to win these coasters....

Get a second chance to win if you post a link to our shop and giveaway on your blog. Just leave a second comment letting us know and we'll enter your name twice!

Only available for shipment within the U.S. You must leave a way for us to contact you in order to win. Once notified of winning, you have one week to provide a shipping address or we'll pick another winner. Good luck!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Class, New Glazes, New Pieces

As promised...the latest additions to Stone Lotus Pottery. Mom's studio decided to close for January (a notoriously slow month in retail and just about any business), so she looked for another place to continue to learn and work on new pieces. She has her own wheel at home, but no kiln yet, so she needs a place to fire everything and of course, to continue learning. She found a class at a local art gallery and was able to work with new clay, learn some new techniques, and work with brand new glazes and colors. The results are just beautiful and we hope you like them as much as we do.

These pictures are just previews, taken on the old coffee table I use as "command central" in our pottery room, so forgive me. No natural light, no props, just a preview for our faithful readers. Look for these to be added to the shop over the next week or so, but of course, let us know if you see something you would like for yourself or as a gift.

We're introducing spoonrests....perfect hostess gifts and great colors. I'm especially fond of the new spring green.
More of that fabulous spring green and forest green in a large scalloped plate. This one is a biggie coming in at 10 inches in diameter.

And this bowl is by far my favorite....a super cool glaze called is a beautiful combination of blue, brown, and all the shades in between. It's another big one at 10 inches across and over 5 inches high.
And the outside is even better!

Abstract look by brushing on the glaze...another large shallow bowl in antique jade and royal blue, a little over 8 inches across.

Coasters have proven a tad challenging for so many reasons but these are a beautiful speckled set in a walnut spice.

A beautiful plate in royal blue and rafia.

Large, deep bowl in a muted earthtone....will have to work on capturing the color a bit better in pictures.

Another large bowl in a glaze called it! We're working on the bigger sizes that everyone is asking for!

We had a dish similar to this in blackbird blue last fall, but I think the rafia glaze brings out the pattern that much more.

And a little bit of jewelry, of course. More black and white (I have several new black earrings for all of you who have the black and white pendants from Christmas.)

Mom is heading back to Jeffcoat Pottery in February, so we'll promise more red pieces (a special glaze that only fires in gas kilns) and I know I can't wait.

Brand New

Sorry for the unintended hiatus, but get excited. I just received 2 boxes full of Mom's latest creations. She took a new class at a new studio in January and has some really interesting pieces ready for the shop. I plan to post a mini-preview here on the blog tonight or tomorrow morning (when I finally get a day off). Start thinking about spring birthdays, Mother's Day, graduations....stay tuned. We'll also have another giveway as well!