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.
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.
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!!
Today we started setting up for the Holiday Sale which starts tomorrow at 4:00! The studio is becoming transformed! Here are more preview pics of the latest work.