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Introducing Wabi Sabi vases

This is my first 2016 experimental piece that is turning into a series. Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that denotes perfect imperfection. The objects are intentionally off center, irregular, and roughly textured. They are quite meditative and intuitive to make. Each one uses negative space wisely, and creates interesting shadows in the textured body. Simple blooms, twigs, and feathers turn into dramatic table sculpture and the variations are endless. Am I rambling? Sorry! I just love them and am excited to explore more this year.

Here are the other New Listings this week.

If you've followed my health saga, you know my surgery was postponed until May 16th, allowing me to complete another last 2 kiln loads. I have very good doctors and expect to be completely fine once I recoup, and am optimistic about having much better health. 

I am not following the ancestral diet, which allows me to lose the weight that has contributed to my health issues. It's easy and delicious, so you may find future recipes here soon!

Thanks so much for following my creative and health journey. It is a great privilege to share my life with you.

 

 

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All Stocked Up!

As many of you know, I will be having surgery in early May. I have stocked up as best I can for the weeks I can't work. Fortunately, these are from the years BEST kiln load!

Just Listed 

 

 

Enjoy!

Hope the new growth in nature is inspiring you to plan big, play full out, let new ideas sprout and bloom!

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New mug shapes and more!

If you have a passion, it is in your thoughts just below the surface most of the time. That's where this new mug shape incubated and evolved. It's not a drastic departure from my old shape. But I like how the surface provided for glaze flow is longer and sleeker. 

You can check it out with my other new listings here.

Coming next week: poppy bowls, more mugs, noodle bowls. 

Enjoy your spring! Hope the new life bursting forth encourages you to let your inner dreams and wishes emerge!

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Restock!

I have not been well, and firings have been slow, but I did unload a huge kiln of bootie today! Check out new pieces here.

I will need some time to rest and rejuvenate, so I am temporarily stopping custom orders. I will continue to list new pieces as I can make them, and will fill all current orders. Thanks for your patience!

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New kiln load!

Here are the new pieces, just listed.

I'm close to full up on custom orders, so please order now if you need something not in stock. I will need to shut off that option for a month or so in about a week. 

Thanks so much for your patience and support! You guys are my Valentines, every day, every month! Hope you have some projects going on to excite your creative soul.

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Just Listed

Here are the newly stocked pieces

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I will need to close dinnerware orders again soon, so if you are interested, and can't wait, now's the time. In progress are large flower bowls and Arabesque bowls, plus mugs. I know they've all been out of stock a long time. I'm playing catch up as quickly as I can.

I do hope you enjoy snow just a little bit! I really love it. Our last snow here was so fluffy and came down in giant flakes. Plus, it melted in a few days. That's one thing I enjoy about Asheville. We get all kinds of weather but nothing lasts too long. 

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First Restock of 2016!

I hope you aren't all weary of mt sprained ankle whining, but if you are, there is good news. I'm better now, and furiously playing catch up. Here are the new listings:

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In progress are noodle bowls, large flower and Arabesque bowls, and mugs.

Hope your new year brings you some quiet time after the holiday parties. I'm reading more on these cold dark evenings, and also working on an Ebook! Stay tuned for details of that. 

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Bowls, platters, goblets, casseroles! All just restocked!

Let's get right to it- here's the Just Listed queue 

Thanks to a back to back firing of exceptional pottery, I have some truly spectacular gift choices if you are looking. They will all be shipped for scheduled delivery before Christmas in the continental US.

 

I will have just 1 more kiln load before the holiday cutoff for shipping, ready on Wed 12/17. It is packed with custom orders so there won't be a lot of open stock. 

Thank you all ever so much for your support and purchases! It is my first holiday season since breaking up with Etsy, and it's been better than ever. I'm very happy, and extremely grateful to you. If you have not yet heard today that you are appreciated, let me be the first. To buy from artisans is to preserve the values of skilled labor, satisfying work, quality products, eco friendly production, and fair wages. Thank you for being a part of the Handmade Movement!

 

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Just listed!

Look! 

Arabesque bowls, casseroles, poppy bowls, faceted mugs, flowers bowls, all premium quality! It's as if Christmas came early as I opened the kiln and removed one flawless beauty after another. 

It is not too late to custom order for Christmas delivery but if the mail slows down or storms hit your gifts might arrive later than you'd like. But I'm shipping every other day so you are sure to get piecesw that are in stock delivered on time in the continental US if ordered this week. Hope you find The Perfect Thing!

 

I hope you are taking time for things that uplift and inspire you. The news has been harsh and full of pain. While it is important to stay informed it is also important to keep your heart and mind engaged in messages of peace, safety, and beauty. Sometimes, for me, all it takes is a cuddle session with my cat, a short text with my daughter, a joke shared with my husband, a fun workshop with a friend. Whatever floats your boat, as my mom used to say! You deserve all the good things, even if your heart is aching with the brokenness in our world. 

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Shop Small Saturday

Have you tired of the price games yet? It goes like this- manufacture merchandise in oppressive environmental and inhumane conditions, mark up 500%, then "discount" 50%. Next year, pile it into landfills and repeat with new merchandise, new deals. It doesn't fit how I live, nor what I value. 

How about buying something made with integrity that will last for generations to come, made in home studios by people with passion and joy? How about letting artisans thrive by eliminating stock options and CEO salaries from the pricing structure? And, here's an idea, make the price the same everyday, for everyone. 

The down side of this is that artisans, like myself, sell out when demand is high. We can't always fill your need for impulse purchasing. The upside is that what you get is unique, rare, personal. Perhaps just like the people on your gift list. Perhaps just like you.

I am introducing a new series of small poppy bowls today. You can see them here. As always, new pieces are priced at introductory rates, and rise with popularity and demand. So, in the final analysis, you can get a good deal here! Not because the price was outrageously inflated yesterday, but because it will hold value and rise in price tomorrow. (Not literally tomorrow! Just somewhere down the road.)

So, welcome Shop Small Saturday! I love this movement so much I've extended it to 365 days a year, in both my sales here and my purchases for our family. Hope you find small treasures in all sizes this season. Thanks for reading, for caring, for being you.

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