Happy news that teapots will finally be up and available for sale as of next week! Until then, there are a few other recently uploaded items to my site in the Alabaster satin glaze. Follow the link in my profile to shop now. :)
When a friend (i.e. @theweekendtype) comes up with a custom piece request, I’ve learned it’s best to make more than just one of that piece for two reasons. 1: the chances of at least one breaking before I even getting to firing it is fairly high. 2: it’s guaranteed to be beautiful and I most likely will be wanting my own. You can be sure that I’ll be posting pictures of these once they come out from their glaze firing!
What an unexpectedly joy filled week. The last few months have been filled with a lot of ups and downs in excitement and emotions as doors have both opened and closed. As some of you are aware, I’ve been pursuing potential studio spaces for White Hearth... well, I’m not very good with just dipping my toes in something. I’m either all in or not in at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After a lot of brainstorming, praying, seeking of advice, writing, excel spreadsheets, more brainstorming, and all of this on repeat. I had a lot of doors open and close within a close timeline of each other. All that to say, I found myself back at ground one this week; and I am not going to lie, it was a bit discouraging. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fast forward 2 minutes, just ask my mom... I remembered just how great ground one is. I’m telling you, it’s really great, like great enough that it’s going to be really hard to find another great that will be greater. So for the time being I will be remaining where I’m at, dancing around in order to not break the pottery lying on all precarious surfaces in my current space. I rest in the knowledge that God’s will and timing is beyond perfect and so wherever He has me, it’s exactly where I need to be. Right now it’s in my family’s charming old farmhouse in northern VA where I am slowly taking over rooms, closets, and hallways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On another note, a dear client picked up some goods from my shop and surprised me with a whole collection of photos that all just capture my studio so perfectly. I will be sharing them soon on my blog but until then, here is this one sneak peak. Thank you, @tsalazar!
The studio has been a buzz lately and I realized I never shared pictures of this custom order from a couple weeks back. It was a rush order that was a little outside my comfort zone but I was happy to have it completed with a product both I and my clients were proud of.
Waiting for my kiln to cool with all of these organic shaped colonial white pasta bowls.
Greenware prototypes for Christmas stock starting to take shape.
When I was little my family lived on Main Street in a small town in Wisconsin. We had neighbors who owned a pottery shop and I remember going over there with my older brother to watch the process. On special occasions we got to bring home clay scraps to create with. I never imagined that another ten years later I would be endeavoring to learn the craft myself... let alone starting my own business. I love hearing stories from others as to how their childhood has impacted who they are and what they do today. If you feel so inclined, I’d love it if you shared your story in the comments!
I have a to-do list that never gets entirely done because I’m always adding more to it. Wouldn’t have it any other way, though. I am thankful to have things to put my hands to day after day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured above is a frost blue tumbler and pour over. Both are in stock and available for purchase through my site. If you live local and want to pick up rather than pay for shipping just use the code “skipshipping.”