I made a few commissions and pulled them from the kiln last week.
The ones I didn’t sell immediately I took to a work shop I did this past weekend at Pocahontas State Park. What a great time we had, but more on that in a post tomorrow.
Redbud flower dinner plate
back of the redbud flower plate
There are three different series created and shown here. I’m very excited in them and will tweak them a bit in the next round. The new ones are the bees, macro imagery and the redbud flowers.
I hope you like…
Macro inspired dinnerplate
Mug and bread/dessert plates in a summer gnome design.
I like the sound of this title. It makes me think of a horror movie title. I know I’m reaching with that one, but I have a vivid imagination.
These birds were made to match a commission. I wanted to try the design on a smaller surface
Here are a few cups I just photographed from my last firing.
These mugs have the Japanese Oribe black markings on a white background, but instead of green glaze I added colorful splotches of color in stylized sassafras shapes.
It is quite an assortment of different designs. The Gnomes and the songbirds are for a commision, but the others are for sale.
mugs are $55.00, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing them.
The goldfinches always came to my yard when I planted sunflowers to eat the seeds
Last weekend I fired twice getting out several plates for a dinnerware order. Pictured here are the ones I have not sold. I did several Virginia native wildflower designs as well as geometric and Eastern songbird designs. I really liked working on them.
This series is based on my love of Persian pottery.
Each style is working for me, but I like to change them a bit each time I do them to (in my mind) make them better or maybe, just to tickle my mood.
Dinner plate inspired by my time in the west where I gained most of my production knowledge.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
This little plate has my Dogwood flower pattern on it.
Back in the ’90’s I worked in Woody Creek, Colorado at the Aspen Community School. I did after school programs in organic gardening, resource efficient construction and pottery.
While I was there I used a treadle wheel to make pottery which is not electric. You kick it and make the wheel head spin.
It is a great way to connect with the rhythm of making pottery. I loved doing it, but no longer have access to a treadle wheel and they are expensive to purchase. I think they go for $3000 nowadays.
Goblin Mug $55.00
Yes, it seemed that only gnomes would enter the realm of little people seen on hardwickhandmade pottery, but the dark side has made an appearance. A small one granted, but an appearance none the less.
Two mugs have been designed with drunken goblins dancing about in a mushroom filled background with slipware highlights.
This series will draw from the slipware pottery (which are extremely difficult to pull off well) as well as from landscape painting traditions.
I hope you enjoy.
Next up is the lonely ogre walking in the forest…
Hardwick Handmade Booth
I just finished a weekend showing my work at a craft fair at Hardywood Brewery. There were a little over 60 booths showing their wares and trying to move their merchandise to at least a thousand people a day. It was a great turnout and I’d like to say thank you to the vendors around me that were nice and gracious with advice.
What a great show! I hope I get in to do it again next year.
Yes! I got into a 2 month sale over in Norfolk, VA called the Pop-Shop by Jo-Louise. It starts in November 2nd and runs til the end of December. I have around 100pcs there of all shapes and sizes.
Come on down if you are interested in hand made crafts. It isn’t just pottery, but all sorts of local art. The prices and types very greatly, so it is a good place for everyone to look into.
Pop-Shop by Jo-Louise in Norfolk, VA
The Pop-Shop is open:
Pop-Shop by Jo Louise!
10846 Warwick Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23601
Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6, thru Dec.30
Feel free to drop by and see all the different crafts. If a great deal sells in November I will be restocking in early December!
Green Turtle Dinnerware set