Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Weeds

I did some more intricate bowls yesterday using the burdock leaves.  This one is so big and fragile, I really don't expect it to make it through the first firing.  It is pretty though.
I thought about adding the vine, but ran out of time.  Last night was my daughter's senior night for track and I had to work the event.  Last track meet EVER for me!  whooo hooo!

I liked this one a lot.  It was a more manageable size and I liked how I made the vines intertwine.  It would make a great wedding gift.  I call it the double dipper because it's a perfect size for dips.
I made some more single leaves without the vines.  They add about 50% more time to each piece.  I'm not sure how I'm going to end up pricing them.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pretty Weeds

I found a nice patch of common burdock or "wild rhubarb" this weekend.  I love this plant!  Since it's considered a weed, it might not always be where I found it from year to year if someone sprayed it.  It looks a lot like rhubarb, but I don't think you can eat it.  It DOES make some fabulous platters and since it is an undesirable plant, no one minds me stopping off the side of the road and picking all I need. 

I got 13 of these guys made yesterday.  

These are smaller for a cheese tray or an appetizer dish

I love the long ones.  Some of the vine handles I pulled are shaped so you can hang them as well

This leaf had a nice wide shape.  It made a fairly deep bowl although the picture doesn't show it well.  I could see using this for serving a salad in.

I can't wait to see them glazed!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Secret Garden - one week late

First of all, I would like to thank my sister and my brother-in-law for helping me get my pictures from my phone to this page.  I would have thrown my phone through the computer screen after about 10 minutes.  I have absolutely NO patience with technology!

Last week I had a show at the Secret Garden in Waynesville.  It was a wonderful small show.  Debbie and Bart have an amazing place on St. Rt. 73 with garden paths, a chapel on a pond, and the most adorable shop with everything you would ever need to decorate your garden - from the usual bird baths and feeders to unusual sculptures, peace poles and whirly gigs. Here's the link to their website:   Every spring they have an open house and invite the artists that they consign with to come and promote their wares.  There's entertainment by (I'm going to say her name was Gina, but I'm probably wrong).  She is an amazing singer from Oregonia.  We had fried green tomato sandwiches, beer and loaded potatoes and it was just a perfect day for an event.

I had a lot of my own visitors and I appreciated all of them.  Especially Greg who went on a Mike's hard run for me.

Selection of garden decorations

Nice chicken display

I love this

And I was going to add more pictures, but they are gone.  I guess I should step away from the computer now before someone gets hurt.