You may have seen my asparagus trays in the past… I love those trays. It’s a fun form to make and really serves its function well. I wanted to make something for olives, so over the summer I kinda just shrunk the asparagus tray down. The size and scale really work well, and they are as cute as can be.
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Posted in Asparagus Trays, olive dishes, tagged hors d'oeuvre tray, Lucia Pottery, lucy fagella pottery, olive dish, Olive tray, Olive Tray with Handles, oval dish, serving dish on September 10, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Posted in Asparagus Trays, photographing pottery, photography, tagged asparagus tray, ceramic tray, Lucia Pottery, lucy fagella pottery, marketing pottery, photographing pottery, serving tray with handle on September 7, 2011 | 19 Comments »
For the past couple of years I have narrowed down my market to direct sales, with some wholesale. I’m not striving to be represented by galleries. Yet for years I thought it was what I was supposed to do, (a little left-over from going to Alfred U). Basically what I want is for people to use my pottery and find some joy in using it.
So in light of this realization, that I mostly sell directly to customers, I have thought a great deal these past few months about the photo’s of my work, and how they appear to pottery buyers. I have decided to change my photos from the black/grey background (which galleries love to see) to a more light airy, “this might look good in my house” look!
Here are a couple of shots. More to come as I update website and etsy shop.
Posted in Asparagus Trays, Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, Ceramic Trays with Handles, Foodie Items, Green River Ma, tagged Asparagus, Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, ceramic asparagus server, Ceramics for Foodies, Fiddlehead fern, Serving Tray with Handles, Western Massachusetts, wild leeks on April 28, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Well it seems here in Western Massachusetts that the fiddleheads and ramps (wild leeks) are up before the asparagus in my garden. Yesterday I took a much needed break from glazing, firing kilns and all the preparations for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. Terri and I went to a very special, hard to get to place along the Green River. We traversed little brooks, balanced carefully over fallen tree bridges, ducked under brambles, and got stuck with thorns. We came home with three deer ticks on our bodies, lots of scratches, and over three pounds of fiddleheads*, and a bunch of wild leeks! It was an adventure, which was well worth it!
A dinner of shrimp and pasta was made with a hearty serving of fiddleheads sautéed in olive oil and wild leeks!
Yes… this serving dish is available on the Pottery Trail!
*Please note when picking wild edibles to not over-pick! Three heads are the MOST that should be picked from one plant. Wild leeks grow in patches, the MOST that should be picked is 5% of a patch. They are bulbs and do not grow back!
Posted in Asparagus Trays, Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, Before and After Photos of Pottery, tagged asparagus tray, Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, bisque pottery, Cooking, handmade ceramic mugs, Home on April 8, 2011 | 2 Comments »
I have been making lots of goodies for the upcoming Pottery Trail, this April 30th and May 1st. Today is my last day of making pots, then it is time for glazing, glazing, glazing!
Here is a new crop of Asparagus trays that should be ready just in time for the Asparagus that are getting ready to pop their heads up soon in the Valley!
I have also been making lots of mugs, waiting for decoration….green leaves, or blue stripe?
I found this short and beautiful film clip on YouTube recently and thought I’d share it! It it shows a little bit of India and how wood blocks are made, and used. It really caught my attention because of the beautiful filming, and the fact that I use these type of blocks in my clay work.
I have always liked to use pattern on my pots. Places I have found pattern have been as far-flung as a lemon zester, to old tap and die tools from a local factory. A couple of years ago a student of mine gave me some printing blocks from India. I have used them here and there. About a year ago I posted some asparagus trays drying, but never posted the finished product. Here they are again, with the finished product. I used the blocks for texture on the bottom inside.
Posted in Asparagus Trays, Ceramic Trays with Handles, Etsy, Foodie Items, olive dishes, tagged asparagus tray, ceramic tray, Ceramics for Foodies, foodieceramics, foodieceramics on etsy, porcelain tray with handles on December 8, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Ok… so the Open Studio/Holiday Sale is over, and was a great success… now it’s time for that neglected etsy shop. Time, time, time… just need a lot more of it!
There have been some great reads on other potter’s blogs about etsy, namely John Bauman and Ron Philbeck . I really like the idea of etsy… it is just a new kind of work to me… taking lots of photo’s, being a little bit of a story-teller in describing my pottery, and last but not least, listing, and re-listing, and re-listing again. I think it’s just the learning curve. I will eventually do it with ease.
Take a look at my foodieceramics etsy shop here! I’m having a sale… FREE SHIPPING in the U.S!!
Posted in Asparagus Trays, Baking and pottery making, Before and After Photos of Pottery, Ceramic Trays with Handles, tagged asparagus tray, Before and After Photo's of Pottery, ceramic baking dishes, ceramic tray on May 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Thought I’d post a picture again of the trays drying, but this time side by side with them all dressed and ready to go. It’s always nice to see the before and after together.