Archive for November, 2011

Holiday Sale!!
November 27, 2011

Functional pottery helps to create an atmosphere of warmth and generosity in a home. A person who brings pottery for use into the intimate environment of a home or workplace brings so much more than a cup for morning coffee or a bowl for soup. We invite a different system of value by choosing to have and use items that are made slowly, one at a time, with thoughtfulness and heartfelt purpose.
For your holiday shopping list, consider adding one of a kind items that are hand made by local artists. The gift will be appreciated and you’ll make an artist smile!

On that note: Holiday Sale this weekend! We are getting ready at 323Clay. See 323Clay’s website for details. And if you like facebook, be our “friend”.

I walked around the studio last night and snapped some shots of finished work and work in progress:

I have some glazing to do! Hope to see you on the weekend.

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At The Studio/ At the Farm
November 21, 2011

Today I worked at finishing up some tea pots…

Nope…not finished yet!

And I’m almost finished making “hospital cups”! Fifty cups, before my birthday (tomorrow!)…year six!!

My favorite sighting today…

Mike!

“Mike, Dancer of Jigs”, that is…

At the farm…new farm babies…

Peeper 1 and…

Peeper 2.

Just another day…

Extinction Alert!
November 20, 2011

Alligator mississippiensis, fondly known as gator.
Until recently, the habitat of the alligator included all of North America, excluding Canada. Beginning in 1794, settlers utilized the gator as workmates during their treks across new territories.

During the late 1800’s the American Alligator proliferated. Family companions, they were often seen on city streets as well as seaside resorts. By the mid twentieth century, virtually all American families included at least one American Alligator. Valued especially by those with toddlers, this creature has been instrumental in the development of this country’s social and cultural structure.

Sadly, in a few months time, this beloved species has become nigh extinct. This near extinction has been chronicled in the following photographs taken from June 15 through November 12, 2011…

The last know American Alligator is thought to reside in a koi pond in Overland Park, Kansas…south of 95th street, near the Missouri line.