It’s such a short but lovely season. That short period of time when all the trees turn amazing colors, there is always a slight breeze and then there is the smell of fall. That one day you open the door and you can smell it, maybe you can’t describe it, but it’s there.
Fall, the season of pumpkin spice everything. And that’s OK by me. I have always loved pumpkin everything. So to show my love of pumpkin I decided to make a few pumpkin dishes.
Maybe not your typical orange pumpkins but I like the colors that came out by my mixing glazes.
Then, of course, I had to include the fall leaves. I have a lot of Hydrangea bushes and grape vines around my property. I felt they would make perfect fall accents to anyone’s holiday table.
Slab rolled clay is the perfect canvas for creating special shapes and designs from clay. I do most of my work with a slab roller. Occasionally I will throw clay on my wheel but I have let myself get rusty at it. I am trying to make myself just sit down and throw, especially cups. But alas I am having no luck. But I will keep trying. If any of you potters out there can “throw” me some advice on how do make cups on the wheel I would love to hear from you.
In the meantime I make pottery from slabs of earthenware clay. Like this fall platter I just made to go along with my pumpkin and leaf plates.
Well I know I haven’t been blogging on a regular basis, I will try to improve on that also, because I would love to share my journey into making and hopefully selling my pottery now that I am retired.
Right now I’m gonna go get a pumpkin latte and glaze some new pottery.