It’s a treat to slow down and create something fun….and this serving piece was just that. Fun from the very beginning–unexpected, spontaneous, and light hearted in every step of the process. Long time Vermont friend, Joel, (omg–friends for 40 years!) has personal connections to a pancake master, Pancake Man. Pancake Man has attended and crafted many pancake breakfasts on weekend mornings for the past 30 years. The right serving piece was created by Fat Robin Pottery and presented to Joel to present to Pancake Man for his next appearance. And lo and behold, he appeared the morning of our weekend visit and created his pancake masterpieces, and allowed photos to be taken. Do you know a special chef or food creation that deserves its own special presentation piece?
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