Good Morning Sunshine

After a whole lot of rain here in the Northeast, the last week of heat has been welcome. 

Went out to the garden this morning and picked a handful of raspberries… just enough to fill my little mini hanging berry bowl!  I then sat at the back porch table to enjoy them with my morning tea and toast.

I love these little basket like bowls.  I”ve made this with the intention of it hanging on a hook near the sink for easy access.

 

mini hanging berry bow1 mini hanging berry bowl

Strawberry Season and Lucia Pottery

It doesn’t get any more local than this… strawberries from Nourse Farm in Whately, Bread from El Jardin Bakery in Deerfield, syrup from Sunrise farm in Colrain, honey in my tea from Warm Colors Apiary in Deerfield, eggs from my chickens, and pottery made by me. A good way to start my work week.

Looking forward to picking many pounds of strawberries this week at Nourse Farms. We will be making lots of jam, and freezing bunches for shakes and strawberry sauce all year long!

Pictured below, berry basket and mug, available at my etsy foodieceramics shop.  Plate is special order.

Berry bowl with strawberries Breakfast on Lucia PotteryTea and StrawberriesStrawberry french toast

Berry Baskets and Berry Bowls

The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail is two weeks away!  One of the items (a customer favorite) that I have been making are berry bowls and baskets.  Here are some drying on my work table, and a couple of finished ones. 

Berry Season is almost upon us!

Berry baskets and plates dryingdetail handle drying

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two split rim berry bowls

10th Annual Open Studio at Lucia Pottery

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This weekend December 8th & 9th, my studio is open from 10-5.

Lots of new work, and a bit of seconds going cheap!

Olives in Lucia Potteryfruit bowl22 juicersone handle strainerCheese Dish_Lucy FagellaFour Garlic Grate Colors_Lucia Pottery

Berry Baskets

I took some photos today of my newer berry bowls.  I was getting bored with the bowl part of it… needed to have a little more fun, so now they are berry baskets.

Here are some variations of photos from natural light with props to a grey/black background.  My new props are old finds from our barn.  Kinda going with the industrial/antique look, or cottage/chic… or as I like to call it, (when my feminine pots are juxtaposed with the old finds), industrial/fem.

This photo below is so different from the natural light and props… still nice, not as warm… but feels quiet and calming to me.

Photographing Pottery

I’m finally having some fun photographing my pottery! 

It’s a little over two years that I have been taking my own photo’s, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.

Here are three views of berry bowls.

Utilitarian Pottery for Spring

Spring is just around the corner!  So that means the berries are coming soon.  In preparation for my next big sale, the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail on April 24 & 25  I’m making Berry Bowls.  Here are some drying along with their matching under plates.