A wonderful year.....

Who's that tall guy in the studio???

 Josh loading pots, saucers and tags into the electric kiln, ready to preheat and fire!

Josh loading pots, saucers and tags into the electric kiln, ready to preheat and fire!

Now that our holiday shows have drawn to an end, you might think things are slowing down for us; but that's not the case!  its December 21st, the kiln is firing and the shelves in the studio are lined with things to be fired!  Cleve leaves for Miami in just a few weeks then onward to Virginia Beach, its an exciting time! 

 Slab pots drying.

Slab pots drying.

We receive quite a few questions on how our slab pots are formed and why we can't make two exactly the same, so I thought I'd take a moment to explain.  Cleve starts by forming a slab of clay, either by hand or with the slab roller, these slabs are than placed over one of many round rocks  (see the photo below!) that we have collected over the years.  Each slab is different, the way it is placed on the stone is different, the orientation of the stone on the table, also different  - so, no two are alike!

 

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These planters are simple and wonderful additions for your home, porch or garden.  Plant them up with paper white bulbs in the for a breath of spring during the cold winter months.  In the summer, add a bit of gravel to the bottom and fill with water to provide a refreshing drink for the birds.  

 Paperwhites in Slab Pot 

Paperwhites in Slab Pot 

 Slab Pot - Bird, Water

Slab Pot - Bird, Water

We hope this update finds you healthy, happy and enjoying the holiday season with family and friends.  As we look ahead towards 2018 we hope for peaceful & prosperous days to come, for everyone.  Many thanks to all of our wonderful customers - we couldn't have completed this first year together without all of you!

Cheers!

Cleve, Josie, Josh, John and Maddie