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.
I recently had a question from potter Joel Cherrico asking me about the plate setters I use for dinnerware sets, (that I don’t actually like to make… sorry folks they are just too time consuming).
I think I got these setters from my favorite ceramic supplier, Sheffield Pottery. The plates are currently used daily in our kitchen.
For more on dinnerware sets see a post I wrote a couple of years ago on what a potter makes per hour. I gauged it on a dinnerware set. http://lucyfagellapottery.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/what-does-a-potter-make-per-hour-dinnerware-set-final-results/
Here are some images of the test plate results.
The first pictured is the beautiful, but troublesome white on white test plate. As I said in the last post, no crazing occurred until two weeks later and one time in the dishwasher. It was so soft looking and subtle… now all you see is crazing.
The second pictured is the dark, lustrous, trouble free oil spot glaze with a hint of waxy blush for a little lift. This has been through many dishwashings, and lots of use in the past month. It has clearly proven itself as the winner of the dinner plate contest for our kitchen.