Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pottery Invasion

My daughter is finishing up her second year of college, already! It's hard to believe it's been that long since she graduated from high school! Anyway, one idea I shared with her when she started college was to try and take a fun class each semester to lighten the load, reduce stress, try new things and have a little fun. She tried it out right away and has done it ever since. Her fun class this semester has been ceramics. She loves it and is pretty good at it too.

Being as the semester is ending, all of her projects have been coming home. And, they've been taking over the kitchen counters. Check out her teapot...


All the required projects and much more...cups, bowls, vases...


What a great set of mugs. I love the blue color and twirly handles. They feel really nice to hold too...


These bowls are pretty cool. She's calling them "Utah Bowls". One of them chipped before firing. So, to keep them looking like a matched set, she chipped the rest, smoothed out the edges and gave them a beautiful orangey glaze. They remind us of Utah and Arizona landscapes with the red/orange soil and hills. Pretty! We enjoyed eating some delicious beef and barley in them a couple nights ago for dinner...


She made some other great stuff but I can't show it all because some of the things will be Christmas gifts. Maybe I'll be able to post them after Christmas. :-)

3 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Her work is nothing short of wonderful and the teapot is STUNNING! It's truly an original work of art.

Benita said...

I love the teapot! And the ingenuity of chipping the rest of the bowls so that they all match is wondeful. She didn't make lemonade, she made works of art. You have every right to be proud of her.

jomamma said...

These are awesome!!! LOVE the Utah bowls, the cups are great too. Does she have an Esty account? These would sell.