Standard pieces that people love to buy: mugs, olive bowls, platters and serving bowls.
Please note: I have a generous but limited stock at any given time in the store. Most often, pieces are made to order and shipped within 15 business days. I do advise a 30 day turnaround to account for worldwide ship time differences, especially if your piece needs to arrive by a specified date.
Here are the pieces that came out of my kiln today, May 9, 2013. This is the area where i will write about the new pieces. The photos will only remain here until the next batch comes out and then they will be filed in their specific sections here on the website.
These three pieces, 2 cups and the bowl, are an order from a woman who comes to the island every year. The cups are for her son and daughter-in-law to commemorate 3 years of marriage. The bowl is for her grandson to congratulate him on starting school in August.
The next pieces are a series of lady vases, for which there already exists a section, but here you will see that there have been some alterations to these unique vases. For one, I have decided to have some of the vases on their side with flowers coming out of the back, also on many of the vases, I have expanded from the traditional manner in which I cut out the space for the flowers, to also include small holes, or various larger openings.
Within the lady vase that i had made, is a commemorative lady vase with the blue flower motif that was ordered from a woman on line. She ordered the piece last week, and was fully aware that it would not be finished before the wedding. This was not an issue for her.
I have also created a new series of ‘bottles’. I am not quite certain what to call them yet as they are purely decorative pieces (the base of the bottle is open). I have an idea to to make these into lamps. I would cut shapes into the sides of the pieces in order for the light to escape. I’m working on it!
And, of course, no kiln is a kiln without a couple of my platters, so here we have a Santorini spiral platter and an olive leaf motif platter.
I had some green pieces that had been sitting around since last year, two large pieces that I was not certain what to do with, so I made two one-offs, i.e. unique pieces. Let me know what you think. The last photograph is so that you can compare the sizes of the 1kg lady vases to the 5 kg flower lady and the 2kg bottles. The smaller lade vase stands at under 20cm, where the taller lady and the bottle are over 35cmin height.
And last but not least I introduce a new idea for anything really. I have used imprints of shell I have found on the beach to create a thumb spot for my own personal new extra mega mug, and to create handles on this 3kg oval platter. I chose to not colour the oval bowl, but rather leave it in the natural colour of the clay. My parents have a beautiful pasta server with lid from Italy, I believe, that I have always admired. What I found interesting about it, was that they had not coloured the piece at all, and I really like that. Let me know what you think.