Wednesday, July 21, 2010


We are fans of volunteers (well and volunteering for that matter) in our garden. We use organic and heirloom seeds so we can be pretty sure we know what we have or close to it! This must have come from seeds in the compost, because we haven't planted cantaloupe before. There are quite a few of them out there mixed in with some volunteer tomatoes and cucumbers. We tried it for breakfast this morning, yum! Maybe the rain we have finally gotten will help!
Now time to get down to business. I have had kind of a lackadaiscal attitude this month as far as working in the studio goes. Yesterday was my first day really working hard......... I got a wholesale order:) and the Mint Museum Potter's Invitational will be here before long. So back to work and new inspirations.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road

Here is our new rack card for the Historic Potters of Busbee Road. There are 10 shops along Busbee from 705 to right around the corner to Jugtown Pottery (home of the Busbee's). We got together as a group and recognized that we have a lot more to offer collectively for the shopper as a group, a wide variety beyond pottery,something for everyone when you visit the Potters of Historic Busbee Road! Not everyone coming to Seagrove is looking exclusively for pottery and we have options for them, as well as the pottery shopper.
We have a world class and renowned Blacksmith, Jerry Darnell (who is at John C Campbell School teaching this week), Jerry's shop has so much fun work, plus you can see the forge and talk to him and see what and how he does everything, talk about an educational visit! Wes and I love to stop by there.
15 +/- potters working at 10 shops creating such a wide variety of pottery that there is something for everyone. Several shops offer crafts, Jugtown offers a wide variety of American handmade work from wood, to glass, to textiles, candles, cards, books, and more, to metals, to me......Turning Mud into Gemstones, handmade stones set in sterling silver. Not the kind of ceramic jewelry that you find in many shops. My work is all hand done, set in sterling silver, hand fabricated designs that are one of a kind, quality jewelry made for a lifetime!
Cady Clay Works offers a variety of complimetary items to pottery and Westmoore Pottery has the most wonderful hand blown glasses that go so well with all their beautiful reproduction pieces.

All the shops offer something different. We have museums at Jugtown Pottery and Original Owens Pottery and one to open soon at Chris Luther's showcasing his family line of pottery. Check out our Facebook page and look for our brochure at the NC Pottery Center and in our shops when you come to see us, or email me if you want a larger copy emailed to you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Need Earrings?

I just set stones in a new batch of earrings. All sterling silver with pottery cabochons and semi-precious stones. They are in the shop at Jugtown and will soon be on my web site!
Weathered Bronze pottery cabs with amethyst and moonstone

Chinese blue with labradorite
Turquoise with cobalt with moonstones

Peachbloom with garnets

Weathered  bronze with amethyst and 14K gf
Peachbloom with labradorite
Turquoise with cobalt, moonstones and 14K gf
Peachbloom with garnets

Friday, July 2, 2010

Doves for Peace

First firing, after replacing thermocouple, no that was not the problem and replacing elements, yes that was it. Bottom one was shot though you couldn't tell from looking.
Next make the sterlling silver bails for the pins and order the leather cords that they will hang on.
August 14, Seagrove, NC