Bunnies made a debut in Hickory. These are also available in a sterling silver setting as a pendant for $36!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
After last year's drought I was worried about some of our plants, but things are coming out like mad. Both bleeding hearts by the patio are in bloom.
The peonies are coming up
Daffodils are still blooming, we love these white ones
and I found one little violet. Wes says violets are weeds, but I love them!
What a great time of the year! I wish it could be like this for everyone, everywhere.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
John Ruskin was the founding father of the Arts & Crafts Movement, a major social movement in England and the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. The Ruskin Pottery was established in 1898 in a suburb of Birmingham, England. The founder, Edward Richard Taylor, followed the teachings and philosophy of John Ruskin and admired him so much, that he named his pottery in his honor. Ruskin Pottery was taken over by Edward's son, William Howson Taylor in 1912, and it was he who was came closest to Ruskins's ideals of arts and crafts.
Doesn't this look like one of my stones!! If you get to see the original Ruskins, they are a treat. I used to exhibit annually in Asheville at the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, and had the opportunity to see many fine examples. It just amazed me how close the colors were to those that I have been making using Jugtown's glazes! You can now understand why I get giddy over every single firing!
Other pottery's such as Moorcraft, Minton and Kensington also produced ceramic cabochons, but they are rare to find.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|Large pottery cabochons in turquoise with cobalt & copper, linked by torch formed, reticulated sterling links; adjustable from 12" to 20"|
|Pendant in roller printed sterling, formed and forged. Peachbloom, reduction fired pottery cabochon with 2 5mm garnets. Pendant, 3-1/2" long|
|Pendant in sterling, formed and forged. Mingled blues and cobalt pottery cabochon with a 7mm created opal. Pendant, 3-1/2" long|