While vacationing in North Carolina this past summer, I visited Seagrove. In their shop, I spotted a wonderful little clay basket. You can see it on the bottom shelf in the photo to the left.
I thought: "You can only make that in clay!"
When I began to create my spring collection, I knew I wanted to include a basket.
|My interpretation... wheel thrown and pinched. |
Hand pulled handle across with a swirl stamp.
|I like the contrast between a soft white "liner" and |
a strong colored glaze for the exterior.
|The baskets hold flowers. They would work well as a gift for Mother's Day.|
|I can imagine a flower girl in a wedding using one.|
The Easter bunny arrives on Sunday morning!
The Food & Pottery Connection:
CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG RECIPE
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 6 oz melted semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 ½ to 3 Tbls hot water
- Dash salt
- 2 lbs melted dipping chocolate
- Candy decorations
1. Blend ½ pound powdered sugar with melted chocolate chips, cream cheese, vanilla, hot water and salt.
2. With hands, work in remaining 1/2 lb powdered sugar.
3. Shape mixture into small balls; then shape balls into egg shapes.
4. Dip eggs into melted dipping chocolate; let set to harden.
5. Decorate for Easter.
|Food: chocolate Easter eggs|
|Pottery: candy baskets|
Make a bunny workshop-
I will teach kids, 1st grade an older, to create a bunny from clay. The workshop will teach pinch and pull, plus scratch and slip techniques.
Sign ups are open now for Wednesday, April 18 class through the dedham guild.