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New Plates and Salt & Pepper Shakers

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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All the salt and pepper shakers together.

The first four plates are salad or dessert plates.

This is my first attempt at making plates….So what do you think?

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Plenty of Love

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Guilty Pleasures

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You Are So Loved

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This is The Year

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This is the Year -  Dinner Plate and Salad/Dessert Plate.

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This is the Year -  Dinner Plate and Salad/Dessert Plate and condiment bowl, that says I’m So Lucky.

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This is The Year dinner plate alone.

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Breathe Deeply

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Invisible Strength

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You Can’t Have To Much Sky

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I’m So Lucky

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A nice surprise this morning.

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

 

Today I went blog browsing and I ran across my salt and pepper shakers on the (Mud) Bucket.   What a nice surprise.  Jesse Lu really did an elegant layout on her blog.  I love all her choices for her Setting the Table: Crisp Black and White post.  My favorites are Kathy King and Melissa Mencini.  Thanks Jesse Lu!

Experiments with glaze combos and photographing

Monday, June 14th, 2010

 

I was asked to make some salt and pepper shakers recently.  Someone asked why I never made salt and pepper shakers with the amber, green yellow combination.  Well, the answer is I’ve never thought to.  I think I was afraid that the green and amber glaze would run.  I love this combo in bowls.  Here are my experiments in that glaze combo on salt and pepper shakers. 

Also, I took these pics.  What do you think?  How do the images look?  What do you suggest for the next around of images.  I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Thanks

Connie

The convoluted origins of my salt and pepper shakers

Friday, January 9th, 2009

It’s amusing how ideas come about.

Recently I was asked to be in “Salt” a fund raiser for the Carbondale Art Center in Carbondale, Colorado. I was extremely honored to be asked. Afterwards, when I came back down to earth, I had the realization I never made a salt and pepper shaker! A little panic set in as, I was sitting in my studio pondering salt and pepper shakers, distraught with my new venture. What shape should they be? How big do I make the holes? What words should go them?

CERF Tip of the Hat

CERF Tip of the Hat

All these thoughts obsessing me, my eyes landed on the miniature “hat” I made for Crafts Emergency Relief Fund, A tip of the Hat. Before I was asked to be in “Salt”, I was asked to be one of the artists for CERF. I was enormously honored to be a part of their 2008 collection. But making my “hat” for them put me in a massive quandary, I had never made a hat, nor had I made anything that small. I went through several hats, I made a baseball cap, I made a crown, and I made a jester’s hat. None of which, I thought represented my work or looked very good. As I sat dejected in my studio wondering what I had gotten myself into, I noticed one of my architectural style vessels it was stored upside down. I thought that kind of resembles a “hat”. I’ll try to make one of those for CERF.

Back to the studio and salt and pepper shakers, my ongoing epiphany, of the miniature “hat”, I had the realization the “hat” kind of resembles a salt and pepper shaker. And a new series was born…