Sunday, May 31, 2009

We Were Featured!

A big thanks to Crochet by Momma J for doing a feature on Stone Lotus Pottery! Check out our interview on her blog and look around a bit...maybe you'll find another fabulous Etsy artist.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spring Colors: Midnight Purple

Midnight purple is brand new glaze we're introducing this spring. It's a funky blend of blues, purples, and reds with unique "running" pattern when fired. We are highlighting this glaze on a set of coasters and on a large serving bowl available in the shop right now...

midnight purple coasters

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Colors: Goldenrod

Nothing says spring and summer like the soft golden yellow of our new glaze, goldenrod. It is bright and fresh and will warm up any room in your house. You can find spoon rests, serving bowls, and even a set of coasters in the shop all ready to brighten your home for summer!

Spoon rests make a great hostess or teacher gift and are also an easy way to spruce up your kitchen for those of you who like to decorate seasonally!

goldenrod spoon rest

Our coasters have been another favorite in the shop. This set of five is brand new in the shop.

We heard that many of you were interested in larger serving pieces, so we've worked on making large bowls and platters. Here are two beautiful examples of serving bowls, one in a speckled clay and one in a red clay. Both are glazed in goldenrod, but the subtle differences are there.

large carved bowl in flecked goldenrod

large serving bowl in goldenrod

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spring Colors: Castile

We are in the middle of our first year of Stone Lotus Pottery and are amazed at how much has changed since just last October! Like many artists, we find ourselves inspired by the changing seasons and how the beauty of creation can be seen all around us. Our glazes and color palette are one way to express this change, so here is our first spring color feature.

Castile is unique glaze as it takes on new life depending on the base color underneath. It is a pale blue, almost a robin's egg blue and the subtle texture it provides is a beautiful way to brighten and highlight otherwise darker colors.
Two interesting combinations featured in the shop are castile combined with forest green and castile combined with black. The robin's egg blue highlight is just what these darker colors need to give them the pop of color for spring and summer entertaining.

The forest green and castile combination creates a beautiful turquoise color, almost a peacock blue teal with loads of texture and interest.

updated: just sold Monday morning!

Castile combined with black is a very modern and graphic contrasting combination. The castile takes on a true robin's egg blue over the inky black.

black and castile pedestal dish (click the link to see the pedestal base in other pictures)

And this one sold in hours of posting to the shop, but for those that missed it we had to share. We love the abstract shape of this large platter, so we may bring it back in another color at some point, but you can really see the pale blue highlights on this piece.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Etsy Love: The Corduroy Cat

A friend of mine opened a beautiful Etsy shop featuring her unique, handmade jewelry. The Corduroy Cat should definitely be on your list of places to go when you need a gift or a pick-me-up for yourself. I own two pairs of her earrings and love the kidney wire designs she uses. They are lightweight, comfortable, and oh so chic. Check out her shop and give one of Etsy's newest sellers some love.

A few lovelies from her shop...

wood bead with green ribbon

And here are the earrings I own, but check out the other earrings she has available in the shop.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We are excited to introduce our latest mugs! This mod set of two mugs is now available in our shop...

We added another lace plate and will have more new items coming throughout the week. Don't forget about our spring clearance on jewelry items. It won't last long as we plan to launch our summer line later this month!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Little Sunshine

Just listed a brand new bowl in the shop and it can't help but bring a smile....goldenrod is my new favorite for summer! And it's the largest bowl we have in the shop....there is a picture of it stuffed full of fruit for some perspective....3 mangos, 2 apples, and 4 tomatoes!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Taking You Outside!

The warm weather is here and it's time to take your pottery outside! Our local nurseries are overflowing with summer annuals just itching to be planted on our porch, our deck, in our flower beds, and now in some Stone Lotus Pottery.

A few other items for your summer picnics and your kitchen....

red gold deviled egg plate

pistachio spoon rest

100th Sale!!!

Yesterday, we had our 100th sale in the Etsy shop!

Well, actually this customer was our 100th through 104th sales! It was very exciting to come home to see the latest sale of five pieces of jewelry. Of course, there have been many sales outside the shop, but we thought this Etsy milestone was worth celebrating!

Thanks to all of you who have supported us over the past few months. We're looking forward many more!