Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Day Pottery

Having just returned from a wonderful trip to North Carolina, I thought it might be appropriate to feature a potter from North Carolina who has a food and pottery connection. Meet North Carolina potter, Judy Abdelaziz.  She lives and works in Charlotte. Judy makes decorative and functional pottery and sells as "New Day Pottery".

When I asked Judy about her food and pottery relationship, she said she "enjoys entertaining and finds herself making items that are mostly for serving." 

She sent me a delicious recipe (her husband's favorite!) perfect for the season which she recommends serving in any one of her beautiful bowls!

Waldorf Salad
4 medium apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup whipping cream
ground nutmeg

Core and dice apples. In a bowl sprinkle apples with 1 tbsp lemon juice. Add celery, raisins and pecans. Add mayo, sugar and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Fold in whip cream. Cover and chill.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.

"A new item that she is excited about this year is the deviled egg tray. She serves deviled eggs a lot when she has Bunko or Spades at her house. Her family really likes them." Could she share that recipe and send a photo of that serving dish too?!!!

Judy's work is very colorful! Her pieces are fired in a mid range electric kiln to make them oven, microwave and food safe.

This year, she is President and the website administrator for the Carolina Claymatters Guild, as well as belonging to Mints Hill Arts and the Southern Arts Society. Find out more about New Day Pottery on Judy's blog, her facebook page and her etsy shop


  1. Thanks Judy for your food and pottery connection! Love your colorful designs :)

  2. Nice work, Judy!

    As a kid, I thought when my grandmother made the Waldorf salad, she said "Wild dwarf" :)


  3. Thanks,
    Lisa - Lovely Post
    Karen - Funny, I will have to call it that the next time I serve it.

  4. Beautiful serving pieces! I will also be calling it Wild Dwarf Salad from now on.

  5. The glaze is amazing. And, I'm definitely making the salad, thanks for sharing! (Susan from Studio Potter Archive and Adele Bee Ann)


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