Happy to be back in the studio and back to my clay life. However, the next chapter of my life is beginning as the first grandchild is due in November. Priorities will soon be changing and I’m sure it’s not acceptable to get wet clay on a newborn! In addition, as a lifelong learner eager to learn new techniques and to try new ideas, my focus has shifted from vintage lace, (which I still love and will continue) , back to more organic glaze colors and….birds…..especially ornaments and on mugs. This Saturday as a vendor at the RI Foreign Language Association Conference my fall selling season begins! Fatrobinpottery.com continues to be updated with new photos of new inventory and show schedule. If you see something you would like in any of my new photos, get in touch as I am a “small batch” potter and inventory may be limited. Have a great fall and perhaps I’ll see you!
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