Monday, July 14, 2008

some days you have a lot to post about

This is the new Art Gallery of Golden. It is looking good and I am pleased that my pots are there. It has only been open a week, so I don't have a read on how well things will sell yet. Summer is tourist busy though, so should be good.

This was dinner last night. Salad Nicoise (lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, tuna, boiled new potatoes, any other vegetables you enjoy), this is one of my favorites. I bring all the parts to the table and then everyone can assemble their own. This works really well with children. I always drink a lovely french organic white wine with it. Then I pretend I am in southern France.

The best part is the dressing, it is to die for.
Hollyhock Yeast Dressing: from Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia
1/2 C nutritional flake yeast
1/3 C water
1/3 C tamari
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp crushed garlic
1 1/2 C sunflower oil
Mix all the ingredients except the oil in a blender. When well mixed, slowly drizzle the oil in while mixing until desired consistency is reached. This is the best dressing ever and we also eat it on grains, or as a gravy for fries.

Freshly thrown bowls. I am trying to push my practice in a bit of a new direction. I guess it isn't really a new direction, I am just trying to push myself in a certain direction. I find that lately a lot of what is coming out of the kiln is ok, but not what I really want to be doing. I have decided to try and push myself in the direction of the pots I want to be making, the pots I will be proud of making. So first I had to catalogue what I wanted to be creating:
-really thin walled pots
-colours that really catch my eye and are unique in my area
-soft, flowing, organic shapes
-line drawings
-pots that are crossing the line from solely functional to functional art

This is a heavy order. I still need to make the pots that sell. I need to find time to let this new work evolve.

Fresh out of the kiln. They are now sanded and priced and on the shelves. I will post more photos of them all tomorrow. I am loving the little laptop cup.


Patricia Griffin said...

Love that line-up of new bowls. Great shot and what a nice start on accomplishing your goals! I'm impressed with all of it. (My husband would be impressed if I could manage to put together a nice Salad Nicoise dinner with homemade dressing! Poor man!)

WildMagnolia said...

I know I've said this before but I love that turquoise glaze. I'm soooo into color. It's perfect for the summer, too. The bowl shape is very 'Uptown Girl'. Luv it.

You throw with such precision. I'm working on that.