The countdown has begun (thank goodness!) to that big holiday on Dec. 25! The Robin’s Nest at Fat Robin Pottery is still well stocked with one of a kind ceramic items, as well as bowls (including some spare hubbard squash bowls), mugs, platters, and ornaments. South County Art Association in Kingston, RI is doing a brisk business selling my mamool ware and hubbard squash bowls, as well as ceramics from many other member potters. Although there are no scheduled open houses, Fat Robin is open by appointment for you to come and browse. Call to say you are coming and I’ll turn the heat on and put the kettle on! If you know you want something and can’t come for a couple days, call or email so I can put the item aside until you can get here—I’ll be letting the kiln cool for a while in a week or so and not restocking for a while….still cash or check only…. Looking forward to 2014—people have given me lots of great ideas for the coming year. Happy Holidays…Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fatrobinpottery.com 401-846-9323 Please pass the word or re-post. Thanks!
Vintage lace collecting seems to be my current past time as I am always on the look out for that perfect doily design which fits a unique shape perfectly. I am learning how lace was made and for what items--pillowcase edging, table scarf borders, collars, cuffs, and more. The workmanship and detail are incredible! Each piece of lace is used repeatedly, with no harm other than clay dust (which can be gently washed out).... any of the lace designs can fit on a wide variety of shapes, so customizing pieces for you is very easy. Get in touch if you'd like some custom, one of kind, serving pieces for your holiday table.
A New Face for Old Lace
Give your grandmother's vintage lace doily a new life and a new purpose by pressing it into clay and making it into a bowl, a platter, a mug, a plate, a spoon rest--whatever you decide! (Clay dust will be washed out of the original doily and returned to you for safekeeping.) Now enjoy that new clay item with your family, thinking of your relative each time you use it. A unique idea for a wedding gift, a birthday gift, Mother's Day, etc.... Once I have received your lace items and we've decided what items you would like created, allow 4 weeks for the finished product. The possibilities are endless! Email for more information fatrobinpottery.com