Sunday, November 22, 2009

Out And About

Its that time of year again....
...when I get out and about, to a handful of local art and craft shows with my pottery, fabric and some jewelry...Its fun for me: I like meeting new friends, getting feedback on my work, and selling some too!
Many of these items will be, or are already, available at (see side bar link right on this blog!) The fish plates (below) with rims, for example, are a set of five at the moment...there were six, one was sold one this weekend..

So if you see something you like in these pictures, contact me or check (Pamdesign), maybe I can get it to you right away!!

Remember, you can click on some of the pictures to see them larger. And if you click again, they get even bigger. Cool.

These mugs are a new design for me this year.

These two brilliant fish plates also were sold... but I can always make more!

Watch this space for updates on my local activity!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Upcoming Events

At the same time as completing the dishes project, I have also been gearing up for the usual pre-Holidays gift buying season...I will be participating in this 3 day long Junior League event. I will have pottery and pillows made from my handpainted fabric, and, by popular request, also some jewelry I make.

Please spread the word, and try to stop by!

I really haven't had time to take a lot of pictures of the work you will be able to see next weekend here in Sarasota...but here is a little taste....

Much of this work will also be available at my ETSY store. There is a link to that on the left hand side of this blog. Check it out.

Later in December, I will also be at the wonderful Atomic Holiday bazaar, December 13th, Sunday, all day. But there is a special rock and roll evening Atomic After Dark event the night before, December 12th, that sounds like it will be a riot...
Here is the facebook page for Atomic After Dark!:

Big Catch Up!

Many days ago, the final pieces of this dish set were happily and finally fired and finally delivered...but I havent had time to update this blog....I am very busy making more pottery, and more on that LATER....Right now I want to show you the rest of these dishes!
The platters turned out's always nerve wracking firing large pieces, so much work goes into them, one dreads any flaw...but these are perfect.It was very fun to have such a relatively large area (the platters) to work on too...Here are some nice pictures of the dishes in their final home...and you can see here the kitchen island and matching floorcloth that I also had painted for the same people, some years ago. k
There are some close ups here of some of the dinner plates that werent fired yet in the last post...the onion turned out really good, as did the potatoes, the radish, the beet and some others....

There wasnt room to set it all up, for one big picture...

but here are some nice details anyhow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Big Dinnerware Project!

I have been very busy putting together this set of dishes for 12.So much planning goes into a project like this: simply selecting the dish types with the client is very important and takes tremendous concentration and some application of logic.

This particular client was very helpful and clear on what she wanted, so the process went smoothly, but it still took a lot of focus!

Another exciting aspect to this was project was the debut of a new kiln I am now using. It's really big, much bigger than my old friend the Old Kiln (sic),and it took a bit of formal wiring and engineering to get it powered correctly, and more testing from me to make sure it was all OK, before submitting this important dish project to it. Of course, getting the dishes planned and painted has also taken a certain amount of fore thought and mental organisation....I had to pay a lot of attention to keep track of what I was doing, each step, to keep the consistency in the design for each group.The cat is always particularly helpful at this time. (?)All the pieces are specifically designed to match in sets...Lots of variation between sets, but also clear repetition of the design within the set.

Each dinner plate, side plate and mug has its own particular fruit or vegetable.

The bowls are more generic, so they can work with sweet or savoury foods.

The bowls also sit prettily on the plates, for a nice table setting.

The backs of the plates reflect the vine theme on the bowls.

I think these oval "luncheon" plates are very cool.

Still yet to paint are two very large serving platters, one with fruit and one with veggies. And two large serving bowls, one with fruits, one with veggies!
Stay tuned.