Favorites Du Jour
July 15, 2009

Enjoy with me two items from my kitchen cupboard, my current “favorite” tumbler and a bowl that happens to look great alongside. The tumbler was made by Josh DeWeese, professor at Montana State in Bozeman. Given to me by Kalika Bowlby, Canadian potter on the loose, it has quickly become the drinking vessel that I most reach for. Very light weight and a thin, thin rim. The bowl was made by Kansas City’s own, sculptor/painter, Angela Lopez. Produced for Red Star Studio’s benefit for Harvestors, I snatched up this bowl for my soup and have been enjoying it ever since. Just lately, I discovered how well it goes with Josh’s tumbler.

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Josh must love melty glazes. Angela’s bowl is a perfect size…check out her cool signature below.

Angela

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Plants and Stuff
June 21, 2009

One of the many things I like about Red Star… the random plants that show up for awhile…then, after awhile, disappear.

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Stephanie Kantor, correct me if I am wrong…you purchased these cute lil’ cacti when you were in Phoenix at the NCECA conference. They traveled with you to Chicago while you visited friends on the way to your home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Then they accompanied you to your temporary living quarters in the historic home located just south of Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri where you began your term as resident artist. They were then hand carried, as they are accustomed, to the studio and transplanted into lil’ test glaze pots you recently made in your new studio space, and are now awaiting their next move, quite soon, to your more permanent residence on Summit Street. Imagine that…

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A sad little basil plant that, quite fortunately, found a wee sunny spot…just in the nick of time.

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Yeah, Mary Bell is a sweet amaryllis, but check out John Eck’s ceramic work in the background.

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There are “spiders” everywhere! But what about that spoon on a stick and bird in a ladle just above??