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Lollipop Pottery Pre-order Sale

  • Aug 3 2015
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Each piece is thrown on the potters wheel by Tyson using a porcelain clay body. It is then painted with homemade underglazes by Jessica. The pieces go into a bisque kiln and come out ready to dip in glaze. Both the liner (the inside color) and the outer clear glaze recipes were developed by Tyson for maximum beauty and durability. Then it's into a cone 6 glaze kiln. They come out nice and shiny. Next the apply their homemade decals, which are derived from Jessica's original pen and ink drawings, and it's back into the kiln for a third firing which fuses the decals into the surface of the glaze. All of the pieces are lead free, food, dishwasher, and microwave safe... and very fun to use. Since all of the pottery is entirely handmade and hand painted there are some variations in the shape, size, and design of each piece.

The detailed processes involved in these pieces means that there is a long delivery time for us. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for the work to arrive here in our gallery after we place the order the artists. Since Jessica & Tyson produce a vast number of items and patterns, it's impossible for us to have everything in stock all the time. For that reason, we've put everything they make on our website, with the understanding that it will take 8-12 weeks for the pre-order items to arrive to the customer.

Check out all the fun styles & designs available for pre-order.

Double Duty Pottery

  • Jan 11 2015
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Saturday was our monthly Art After Dark hear at the Galleries of Crayton Cove. It's always a fun event, with music, art, wine & munchies. I have been so busy lately that I completely forgot all about it until Saturday morning. This meant a mad dash into Wynns Market on the way to work for some wine & food.

Usually I have a bit of a Martha Stewart complex, so I pick a theme and plan my food and wine around that. Not this time. I just needed something good and quick. Well, sometimes desperation leads to inspiration...

One of the things I picked up was some roasted pine nut hummus, add some multi-grain tortilla chips and a bowl full of plump grapes, and I'm good to go. Now, nothing in my nature allows me to put out plastic grocery store containers to serve out of (there's that Martha complex again), and I've got a gallery full of beautiful pottery to choose from.

Here's where I made a great discovery! The fun, brightly colored brie bakers by Robin Becket are exactly the right size to hold a hummus container!

Pop the top off, into a brie baker it goes, add a spoon and your ready to go. Best part, at the end of the night, just pull the container out and your good to go. No dishes!!!

Seeds of Happiness

  • Aug 1 2014
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Seeds of Happiness was born out of an act of kindness. Mark Borella, a sculptor, created small smiley faces from left-over lumps of clay. He gave these to his friends whose young son was dying of cancer. He told them: "I know there is nothing I can say or do to make you feel better so I thought I would bring you some smiles to help you get your smile back. I call them Seeds of Happiness." Sharing the Smiles continues to grow as people plant Seeds around the world.

Use It! Carrot Layer Cake on Rectangle Platter

  • Jan 17 2014
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"It's too pretty to use." ~ We hear that all day long.

Most of the pottery we sell is functional. It's all food safe, lead-free glazes. A few rare pieces require hand washing, but quite a bit of it is microwave and dishwasher safe. Half the time, people look at us like we're nuts when we tell them. I think you get more pleasure out of beautiful things when you make them part of your everyday life, rather than let them sit on a shelf. With that in mind, I've decided to start posting pictures (& some recipes) showing how I use some of the work we sell in the gallery.

How it's Made - Pottery Glazes

  • Jun 8 2013
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People will often come in and point to a piece from one potter and a glaze from another and say I want that glaze on that pot.

Wellll.... it doesn't work that way. Most of our potters make their own glazes. They are chemists as well as potters and spend years developing their own glazes. Mixing glazes isn't simple. It's a bit more like high school chemistry, rather than art class.

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