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.

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