All Clay Inclusive Pottery Show

Posted August 25th, 2014 by Lisa
Sneak Peak at Some New Pots by Me

Sneak Peak at Some New Pots by Me

I am very thrilled to be participating in the upcoming All Clay Inclusive Pottery Show which is this weekend August 29-31 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester, MA.

This show is part of the 2nd Annual Cape Ann Ceramics Festival 2014 where many events have been going on during the month of August.

2nd Annual Cape Ann Ceramics Festival - All Clay Inclusive

2nd Annual Cape Ann Ceramics Festival – All Clay Inclusive

Opening night Friday, August 29th, we will have food and music to celebrate the kickoff of the show from 5-8 PM. And it will continue to be open from 10 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

XO Lisa

 

Never Enough Butter

Posted April 12th, 2014 by Lisa

 

White Speckled Butter Dish

White Speckled Butter Dish

After seeing “Julia, Julia” at the movie theatre one hot summer day with my then-budding chef, Will, I became obsessed with butter. I sought out recipes and blogs that were all about the decadent treat. Once feeling it was nothing but a block of fat, I did a 180 on the yummy gift from cows. I bought butter in 4 lbs not just 1 lb. If my supply in the fridge went to 3 lbs, I ran out to get that 4th lb, just to be sure I had enough on hand at all times.

Since then I have become passionate about butter dishes. The past couple of years many a hours have been spent creating butter dishes out of clay. The journey has been fun and continues. Here are a few examples of my dishes that hold the food that makes everything taste better.

European Style butter dish

European Style butter dish

Textured robin egg blue on white clay butter dish

Textured robin egg blue on white clay butter dish

Robin Egg Blue Butter Dish on speckled clay body

Robin Egg Blue Butter Dish on speckled clay body

These butter dishes and more new food happy pottery will be available on my Etsy shop coming in the following weeks. You can preview what is available now here.

Happy days ahead with butter, more butter.

XO Lisa

 

A Couple of Good Reads

Posted March 25th, 2014 by Lisa
Memoir by Anna Quindlen

Memoir by Anna Quindlen

I am not usually drawn to read memoirs yet something about the title struck a chord inside me. I read the first couple of pages and was hooked. I could identify with what Anna Quindlen was saying about life. She is witty and sees things with such clarity and humor.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am now on the hunt for the next great memoir. I need to stretch my reading muscles.

What's on my bedstand...

What’s on my bedstand…

Since finishing “Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake“, I sought out Anna Quindlen’s most recent novel, “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”.  The theme life at middle-age. The main character is a woman who has rented a cottage away from her beloved New York City. She is a photographer and sees things in a very unique way. Anna Quindlen brings the character’s voice to life I feel like she is my friend.:)

I am pleased to report that I look forward to my bedtime routine and opening up the book next to my bed. The sad thing is the book is reading too fast…before I know it, I will be looking for the next good read.

Does anyone have any good reads they would like to recommend?

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By the way, I have not stopped making pots. To the contrary I am working on a top secret plan soon to be announced. I have been building a great many pots by hand, or called “handbuilding”. I have taken to creating butter dishes. Ahh, What fun to make!

Stay tuned….Spring is just about here. Soon we will all be cleaning up what we left behind in our gardens from Fall. All my seeds are waiting. Tomatoes are to be started this week. More on that later.

Please let me know if you miss the pottery giveaway.  I am happy to start that up again if you think it is something that interests you. Comment and let me know.

XO Lisa