Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Pottery

An added feature of the Garden Tour on Sunday was the 'marketplace' at one of the homes. I am always drawn to pottery at any craft show. I love pottery and hope someday to take a pottery class. I know very little about the process of making pottery but it seems to me that the taking of EARTH and the shaping and 'burning' of it to create a thing of beauty and function is nothing short of amazing.
Paul Zikmanis of Mystic Bottle Pottery was showing his creations and I asked him if I could photograph them.

I'm not sure what kind of pots these are but the colors and glazes are incredible!



What a wonderful way to serve your favorite olive oil.

I think my son in law The Marine would like these to hold his wine bottles during a dinner party. I might use one as a coaster for my morning coffee.

Salt shakers

The Professor really liked these mixing/serving bowls. So did I!

Can you imagine mixing chocolate chip cookie dough in one? And putting your best bread recipe to rise in another? And serving a fabulous green salad in the biggest bowl? Oh! you could use the smallest bowl for the dressing!
If blue isn't your color, they come in green and brown, too.

19 comments:

ellen b. said...

Beautiful. Love the bowls..Our Dan did really well with pottery creations...

Thom said...

Very nice pottery. Since I'm no baker I would put them to use for like potted plants or flowers. Possibilities are endless. :)

M.Kate said...

Amazing colors Kak Willow.

Poshyarns said...

Oh I love those bottles, really lovely.

Tracy said...

So many gorgeous shapes, sizes and glaze treatments! Must say I do love that set of nesting bowls at the bottom--great addition for any kitchen :o) Happy Day, Willow ((HUGS))

Brenda said...

I like the olive oil bottles and salt shakers, nice pictures.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, wow, those are gorgeous! I don't know how you walked away from those mixing bowls -- I don't know that I could have resisted :)

Hope you're staying safe up there, btw -- I keep hearing news reports and thinking of you.

Islandsparrow said...

Blue is definitely my colour! what gorgeous mixing bowls. My mother used to do pottery - she loved it.

Marg said...

It' blue again...I love it.
Pottery is my favorite and I can't imagine living with out it..

I'll miss posting my FAVE Five tomorrow as I won't be able to link to mr. Linky....
Enjoy

ancient one said...

All of the pottery was so pretty... Loved the colors..

Kathie said...

wow, just gorgeous. I too have a special spot for pottery - though I think I look way more often than I actually purchase...

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Cloudia said...

Love the blue glaze!
Aloha-

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Every piece is gorgeous, Willow. Their glazes are so vibrant. I'd like to try my hand at making pottery soemday too.

Susanne said...

I'm loving the salt and pepper shakers. So unique!

fiberjoy said...

Wonderful blues! The bowls would be too tempting.

All your pool shots have me dreaming of a backyard pool. Right, in rainy Oregon.

Roxie said...

What magical, marrvelous photos! You are getting sooo good with that camera.

Melanie said...

love the glazes on the salt shakers those colours all together really made a display I would have to have a few of them to get the same effect at home.