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Saturday, October 13, 2012
picky about pitchers ... and piggies....
I am picky about pottery. I like useful items, sure, but my list of what I like to make is short: other than sculpture, I make bowls, cups, teapots and pitchers, sometimes vases and bottles. That is a short list, as any potter who has gone to a craft fair knows: people ask for all kinds of crazy sh!t--the French butter keepers, the French onion soup bowls, the French mustard pots....whatever. I have made a few such items in my life, like toothbrush holders and butter keepers (if you asked me to make things like that for you I would have to like you A LOT, otherwise it would be a polite no), but I really like to make what I like to make, which is usually teapots, as you know, and people are always asking for my piggy banks, but generally, I do NOT like items that have a very specific use, like berry bowls. I prefer BOWLS. That is how I operate in my kitchen, and I do not like to make things I do not use (we use a coffee cup for the toothbrushes). Anyway, I am picky, and I do not know why.
I do not show them here much, but I LOOOOOOVE pitchers, which have a lot of uses, as creamers, ice tea, or for flowers (sure, toothbrush holders too, right?). Here are a few, large and small, just out of the kiln....you can see I am enjoying the underglaze scheme with the swirls!
You probably need a piggy bank, right? For sale now at my etsy shoppe!
Me and Missus Tastycakes
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