Monthly Archives: September 2016

Text to Life Connections

Looking forward to being a vendor at  the RIFLA Fall Conference (Rhode Island Foreign Language) in Cumberland, RI this Saturday….created a few “text to life moments” for language teachers to display on their desks or in their classrooms….perfect for any teaching moment!  Teachers need all the help they can get!  Also made a few salsa, guacamole, and pico de gallo servers….And as usual, I will have my vintage lace inspired pottery….  see you there!

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Energizing Fall Air!

This cool crisp air has me settling in nicely to a fall routine of creating pieces for holiday selling. The summer was spent exploring , practicing, and fine tuning my pottery….I also looked for new ways to decorate with leaves and trees and shopped and searched for new vintage lace doily patterns.   I spent time thinking about object sizes (i.e. how many items can I fit on a kiln shelf if I make it a bit smaller) and simplifying designs/shapes so I can keep price points in my range. Remembering this clay obsession is just a hobby, I am learning to be more productive in the time allotted. And then passing a happy and proud product to the buyer–you! Then you, in turn, appreciate local crafts and arts and continue to shop local. A good cycle.

While exploring and playing in clay I entered a few gallery shows and also learned a new technique called zentangle….I love the spontaneity of organized doodling! I also had the honor of pressing a few friends’ babies toes and handprints into clay and making mementos for them.

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A good summer—my mind is clear and content, and happy to back at my role as the Fat Robin Potter! Hope to see you soon—open daily by appointment, just get in touch… Maggie

 

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