The countdown has begun to tomorrow’s pit fire with Christine at Rough Point….weather permitting….fingers crossed….the seaweed has been collected. Thanks to the marine plant skills of my sister in law, Paula, I can now identify what seaweed varieties I like to use. I just started collecting Codium, commonly called dead man’s fingers (think Davy Jones character in Pirates of the Carribbean) along with the old standby worts and kelp. The preparation of the pots for the pit–how they will be wrapped with seaweed to hopefully get the best color results–is the most thoughtful time….. With careful note taking, I can remember how items were prepared to duplicate the results another time. Today I wrap and tomorrow we load the pit. Looking forward to some great results!
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