Thursday, January 11, 2018
The new year in the studio began by making bowls for the Great Bowls of Fire event, held annually by the Ottawa Guild of Potters at the Glebe Community Centre. About 12 potters volunteer to make 25 bowls each, and many others donate bowls to make up the 400+ that are needed each year. I'm once again happily making 25 for this year's event.
Great Bowls of Fire is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank. While details haven't been finalized for this year's event, the idea is that for the price of a ticket, guests can select a handmade bowl (to take home) which is filled with delicious soup made by some of the best restaurants in town, accompanied by fresh breads offered by several excellent bakeries (all donated, of course). While eating & socializing there is usually musical entertainment as well as a silent auction of ceramic pieces. It's a very popular event which usually sells out quickly and supports the much needed work of the Ottawa Food Bank. Usually held the first Saturday in March.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A big thank-you to everyone that came out to the Originals Show this year. I was happy to have a corner booth which allowed for a bit of extra shelving. This configuration also allowed for more storage behind the shelving units. It's always a challenge to figure out how best to use your allotted space at craft shows. I'm sure there will be some more tweaking to do before next year's show.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Who knew that fermenting pots would be so popular? I just started making them last year at the request of one of my customers and haven't been able to keep them in stock since. I'm sold out for this year, but will be making more in the new year.
They are great for making sauerkraut & kimchi, and I'm sure many other fermentation recipes. Recently a customer told me they would work well for making Rum Pot (she used the German name "Rumtopf") and recommended putting run in the lid gallery instead of water. I also sold one to someone who plans to use it for herring. So the possibilities seem endless....
Look for more fermenting pots at my spring shows, or contact me to order one!