The kiln has barely had a chance to cool between loads of bisqued and glazed pottery as the first of the season’s “selling opportunities” is this coming weekend, Nov. 7 and 8 at the Unique Boutique Artisan Fair at Easton’s Beach Rotunda in Newport. Cooling slowly and soon to be embellished are batches of lace impressed gingerbread men, star ornaments, lace mugs, anything holders, serving pieces, hubbard squash bowls, and maple and sunflower leaf dishes. Still to be glazed are red cardinal ornaments and more imprinted mugs and bowls. The challenge is turning my brain off at night–I seem to create and then to glaze items in my sleep! The Unique Boutique offers a wide variety of quality craftspeople and artisans. Hopefully there will be something for everybody….looking forward to a great day at the beach–come out and take a walk!
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