As I am making more ceramics items, I continue to find welcoming homes for the ones on my kitchen island and living room window sills, and I always ask the new owners to send me photos of them in their new home. I'm still waiting for a few more photos, but here are the new ones I have received.
This cherry design serving tray (#27 from my Pots that Pour class) now belongs to my mother-in-law, and is adorning the side table in her dining room. The bluish ceramic ikebana vase in front of it is not one of mine, it was made by a local artist in the Zion Canyon area of Utah.
This vase (#11 from the Pots that Pour class) also now belongs to my mother-in-law, and has become a pencil holder on her communications center desk, along with the phone and answering machine.
Remember this mug (#9 from my "Get a Grip" ceramics course), the one with the funky bumpy blue inside which I found "unappetizing", but which my youngest son - and also my husband - liked? Well, my friend Shelley came for tea the other day, and took an interest in this mug, and next thing she knew, it had become her coffee companion :
By the way, I have wonderful friends. I need to spend more time with them, like the recent afternoon tea I had with Shelley, Helen and Beth. Helen made this wonderful photo mosaic of our tea, which I would like to share :
As I have lots of ceramics nearby, I often mobilize them for one task or another, holding candies or other temporary tasks. This globe-shaped vase came in handy for keeping some lily-of-the-valley (I have both the white ones as well as a pink variety in my garden) fresh on our bathroom counter, filling the whole room with sweet fragrance :
Tomorrow is sadly the last class in my current Clay Sampler course. Then I don't know what to do for the summer, since I have Wednesdays off, but didn't find a class on Wednesdays. Instead, I signed up for a 4 week course on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but I think I'll drop it, since I already have a schedule conflict for 2 of the 8 sessions, and likely will have a few more schedule conflicts by the time the course starts. With that many missed classes, it may not make it worth my while to take the course. Too bad, since I was looking forward to a course with Fredi Rahn. She is a gifted ceramic artist. Maybe I'll just attend the Wednesday drop-in workshops, to work on more of what I've learned so far, make some of the items I've been thinking about, as well as pick up new inspiration from the other ceramics students.