December 2015 Newsletter

First, I would like to thank everyone who helped make my Open House such a success and extend a warm welcome to my new customers. A “cottage industry” like mine depends on word of mouth and I appreciate the referrals that friends have made on my behalf.

The last firing of the year took place this week. As a departure from my usual newsletters, I’m going to add prices in case anyone has last minute gifts to buy since there’s a bit of lag time between the newsletter and the pieces appearing on my website. If you see a piece that you want either email at earthandwaterpottery@gmail.com or call me at 607-722-4815.

There were two new pieces in this firing. Both sold out at my Open House last month so I believe they will be very popular. If you want one of these, don’t hesitate because I only had a couple of each in this firing.

The first new item is a bacon cooker. One drapes the slices over the rim, cover with a paper towel and microwave for approximately a minute a slice. Remember, that microwaves vary so be sure to watch it the first time. The grease drains to the bottom of both sides of the cylinder and you can pour it out for easy cleaning, as there’s a drain hole in the cylinder and a spout in the pan. The smaller one (blue) is about 3” high and 5” wide and is $36 and the larger one (turquoise) is about 4” high and 6” wide $42. Based on the activity at the Open House, it doesn’t appear that the recent findings on eating processed meats has stopped many from eating bacon! There were also orders taken for more. I guess like anything else, moderation is the key.

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The other new item is a bundt cake pan. They are $38.

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This firing contained a few garlic keepers. They are $30 each.  Only the one on the left remains.

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There were three of the ever-popular French Butter Keepers. They are also $30. The blue one in the center is spoken for.

IMG_0895One honey pot remains at $30 and comes with a wooden spreader.

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Remember, first come, first served on any orders from this selection and there’s not enough time for making new pieces and getting them to you by Christmas.  In looking at these pictures, I think the next piece of equipment I buy has to be a photography lamp to assure a true color rendition.  There’s too much yellow, even after editing.

I want to thank everyone for their support, especially this year when I was sidelined getting another new knee. I’m gradually becoming bionic now with three store bought joints! I can’t tell you how great it was to get back to “normal” and being able to sit at the wheel, which is my favorite part of the process. I’m looking forward to trying my black clay and envision some marbleized pieces using both black and white clays and clear glazes. I have some other things I want to try and, of course, am open to any ideas you may have. Some of my pieces came about by suggestions from you. I never heard of a kitchen compost keeper till one was requested! I’ve sold a few as a result of that suggestion.  Your ideas are another way for Earth and Water Pottery to grow.  Keep ’em coming and thanks for the ones already shared.

In closing I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a joyous season if you celebrate another holiday this time of the year. Let’s hope the New Year brings us health, happiness, peace . . . and lots of pots!!!

All the best,
Lauren

2 thoughts on “December 2015 Newsletter

    • Thanks so much, Cindy. Coming from another potter, that’s high praise. I really appreciate it.

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