I rarely make pottery for myself. In fact, I don’t remember any piece I made specifically for me. Yet My cupboards are full of my stuff!

These pieces that I use and enjoy are all my seconds, that meaning they are pieces that have some flaw that made me uncomfortable selling. Some of these flaws i jumped for joy over because that meant I could take home the piece.

Is that silly or what!

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The thing is, I enjoy every single one one them. Whether its a mug, a big bowl or a tiny bowl, I enjoy them. I use them, I abuse them. I use them in the microwave, I have left them out on the front porch during rains, they have gone through a kajillion dishwasher loads, they have sat somewhere unobserved until green stuff grew.

And they still go strong.

Its my way of testing my pottery!

So I know how well it holds up to everyday use.

 So now it’s my turn

Ben (My Hubby) and I are currently building a small one-bedroom “cabin” on Sugarloaf Lake in Arkansas. Its 1/2 hour from home and only 20 minutes from my studio but when we are out there it feels like we are a million miles away from the rest of the world. It makes us slow down and enjoy life.
Ben is building me a kitchen and, like the rest of the house, we are wanting it to look rustic and worn like a cabin would. He said to me “I think we should only have your pottery in the cabin”

OKEY DOKEY. No problem there

 

Since it’s such a tiny place (768 sq ft to be exact) and very private, we won’t be having a lot of company so I think 4 big plates. 4 sandwich plates, a few bowls, and 4 mugs ought to do it!!

My Kitchen is painted yellow (no surprise there) and I am thinking I want to have the accent color to be red. So somehow I need to make dishes using Red while keeping it organic and rustic. Hum…..  Maybe I will stick with my all time favorite color combo of Brown and Red.

Yes, That will do nicely.

We have lots of wood looking stuff in the cabin since Hubby is a woodworker.  The Cabinets will most likely be stained pine that is hammered to look older. He used red cedar for window sills and we chose a vinyl flooring that looks like rough-cut wood for the floors. We have dogs so vinyl is the only way to go. 

So my job will be to make my dishes!!  

 

Stay tuned and I will keep you updated on my progress.

 

2 Comments

  1. Cheryl Tarver

    Do you teach pottery class? I’m very interested in learning to make pottery.

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