Lisa York Arts Pitcher
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Exhibit at the Ohio Craft Museum
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My favorite use of a Colander is a fruit bowl. I love how you get to see the fruit from the sides and from the top. I guess this really is a glorified berry bowl...but it's a lot bigger.
I especially enjoy the blue to brown earth tomes of the glazing on this piece. And the contrast of the bluer outside to the warmer colors on the inside. I love how wood firing gives such varied colors!
Want a more prolific flower garden?
Collect deadheaded flower and let them continue to dry.
Remove seeds from flower head by rubbing seeds with your thumb until they fall off.
If seeds do not come off easily then you can either take more time to let them dry, or fight with the flower and slowly pinch and pluck them off.
Store seeds in a dry location until you are ready to replant them in the spring.
...and how I let go of my desire for everything to match.
I grew up with all of my mom's dinnerware matching, and all of it very light weight correlle glass plates. Naturally, I just assumed everyone's dinnerware including my own should match.
It took me years to get over this desire to have everything match. I mean most people can handle an ecclectic cup collection, but a varied plate collection...that can be a stretch; including me back in the day. Honestly, it took my art professor questioning my desire to have matching plates at a group dinner she was hosting at her house. She told me to look at the Mary Bowron plate I was eating off of. That plate was an art piece unto itself, and I had the opportunity to fill my whole kitchen with art work, and stories of endeared artists.
Well my art professors story of the preciousness of an artist plate stuck with me. I have become a pottery collector. Surprise surprise... a lot of my plates are even Mary Bowron's plates. I love hosting meals at my home, and seeing peoples reactions to choosing an art piece to eat off of. Usually, the reactions are joyful, and sometimes a race to grab their favorite pottery. For some of my friends, it's a learning curve to appreciate that pots are typically heavier than correlle glass...but slowly I bringing one friend at a time over to the dark side of loving handmade pottery.
In my new Milwaukee house/studio I have had a big dream come true of creating a plate wall. It brings me so much joy to have my collection of plates becoming a wall of "painting" that get used and rearranged.
Here on my blog I share behind the scenes, events, and activities related to my art.
Behind The Scenes
Coffee + Tea
Flowers + Plants
New Art Work
Pots In Use
Reasons To Buy Handmade
Travel + Art
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