Wednesday, December 14, 2011


breakfast at the bird watcher's table
The day after our winter open studio was still beautifully sunny; breakfast consisted of cherry whole wheat scones and coffee served on our dotty black & white hand-built pottery.
That butter dish was made on a whim; I decorated a slab scrap and fired it; it turns out to be a perfect butter dish, simple and flat. I plan to tweak the shape a bit and make more of them, we love it.
the outside bed under cover
The outside bed is still in play, thanks to an electric blanket. The porch (with the addition of a couple of bamboo screens) provides enough protection from the rain. We use the electric blanket to preheat the bed  and keep the moisture at bay. Getting into bed after a quick sprint through the freezing outside air is indescribably delicious.
stack of dotties
Our Winter Open Studio was a lot of fun; it is always wonderful to see friends, both old and new.
Thanks to everyone who made their way out here to stop by!

Have you seen this blog by a woman who writes a short "thanks" blog post everyday? She is pretty witty and refreshing..

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Open Studio

We have so many balls in the air right now...
juggling bunny cup ($12)
For instance, getting ready for our annual open studio~
I am baking things, both sweet and savory.
And getting the house and studio ready for the sale.
blue & white pottery display in the dining room
Also making many, many very affordable things, and a few very special things too~
baskets of spice dishes
I am fond of the rhythm of the rim of this piece~
enormous bowl, topographical design
Also, there is always the daily wrangling of the chickens; they love us so much that they follow us everywhere, even into the house.
our favorite chicken, Honey, stealing wild bird seed

We very much hope to see you at our open studio:
Saturday, December 10th, from 10-5
22017 NW Beck Road 

Come and enjoy a glass of wine, hot spiced cider, and a snack with us~
and thank you for supporting your local potters!