Thursday, July 21, 2011

CLW Pottery

Cindy Weaver is the creative contemporary ceramicist of CLW Pottery.  She works with both Porcelain and clay in her studio located in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Her work is influenced by her garden and her choice of food.  Her work can be sculptural and functional depending on her inspiration.  

Cindy's work has been recognized throughout the nation, but she was ever so kind to speak to me about her functional work and send me a delicious recipe for Fennel Salad

"I look for simplicity in everything" says Cindy

"It is reflected in my porcelain work, my home decor, and my food.  Because I enjoy cooking and creating meals with what is fresh, plentiful, and on hand, I tend not to follow recipes. Sure, I read them and get inspired by them, but then inevitably, I create my own version."
Here is a simple, elegant example of a summer salad Cindy made last week:
Fennel salad
1 med. large cucumber sliced very thin
1large fennel bulb sliced as thin as you can
1cup chopped Italian parsley
1 cup sweet red peppers sliced very thin
1 handful or more per person, mixed baby greens.
1 fresh lemon juiced
1/3 Cup olive oil
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
1/3 cup slivered almonds
How does Cindy describe the relationship she has with her pottery and the food she chooses to eat? "A candlelit table filled with handmade plates, platters, and bowls of  foods that have been joyfully made is a treat for body and soul. The clinking of spoons and wine glasses as the food is served all adds to our delight as well as the taste of the meal."

Find out more about Cindy on etsy or on her website


  1. Thank you Cindy! Your work is amazing!

  2. I'm with Cindy on following recipes for inspiration and creating a dish with the fresh ingredients.


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