Sometimes you see a thing on Instagram, and it becomes an obsession. I tripped over a Tasha McKelvey yarn bowls a few months back and was convinced that we absolutely had to have them at the shop. And today, they are here!!
The bowls are each $58 and we have about a dozen of each style. Sorry, we can NOT ship bowls but are happy to hold them if you plan to stop in. They come in squirrel, sheep, gnome, bird with nest and hedgehog!
My clay work is intended to be useful – this is art that is meant to be touched. In the past everything we used in the home was made by hand. Today our homes are filled with stuff stamped out by machines. When we seek out handmade art we make our surroundings a little more human.
I throw on the potter’s wheel or use slabs of clay to hand-build my clay forms. Each piece is glazed by hand and fired in an electric kiln.
Over the past few years I’ve been making pottery and ceramic jewelry inspired by the gardens & forests – incorporating birds, flowers & leaves into my designs. I’m currently working on combining these motifs inspired by the natural world with geometric and textile inspired designs. This new work came about when I began revisiting a series of pottery & jewelry I made that was inspired by quilts, with their geometric & patchwork feel, about 10 years ago. I’m really excited about developing this new series, as it feels great to be making new work that builds upon two different bodies of work that I’ve made over the past decade.