Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gorgeous Pottery... and Butter

Get a lump of clay. Get a circular plate. Slap the clay onto the plate. Whiz the thing round and round. Poke it with wet fingers and TAH-DAH!! It's a gorgeous piece of art!

Okay okay, I know it's not that easy. I tried multiple times as a teenager and sadly, I just didn't have the knack for it. I'm quite sure that I don't have the knack now that I'm older either. I'm happy enough to settle for being an appreciator of pottery. This is okay because we can't ALL be creators. The world needs its lookers too and I'm happy to be one of them. I love the shapes, colours, and all the nuances that make each pottery piece unique.

I just came back from an amazing pottery sale that showcased works by varying artists of the Pacific Rim Potters. I saw great things and I wanted to share a little with you.

This gorgeous stoneware is by Cobble Hill Pottery. They were one of the vendors and their pieces were beautiful. I'm just so drawn to the colours and the patterns of the glaze. I would be delighted to serve a delicious meal to my friends from a dish like this. Wouldn't you? It would turn regular old mac and cheese into a fancy gourmet meal!

Another artist had made wide shallow bowls and allowed glaze in water-related colours to pool in the bottom. The glaze was quite thick and had cracked when it was fired. They were inspired from the tide pools found on the coast line here on Canada's West Coast. They were absolutely gorgeous. The crackled glass effect that the glaze gave was so pretty and iridescent. Much like the pools of water you find by the ocean, you just wanted to gaze inside every one of these bowls.

There was a vendor selling butter dishes and I was very intrigued by the French butter dishes that were there. I had never seen one before (I'm still new to learning about pottery). The butter goes into the lid of the dish and sits upside down in a bit of water. The water forms a seal that keeps the container airtight. It's very clever.

French Butter Dish by

My mind is swirling with creativity after seeing all these gorgeous pieces. I'm jealous of the talents of these amazing artists but they also make me glad that I eat butter.


  1. WOW! That pot is really Gorgeous!

  2. I am a big fan of the butter and its many variety of dishes. I adore that green one!


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