8.13.2010

The Kiln Gods...


...were kind, and the new batch of ceramics that Frances Palmer has prepared for North Haven didn't shatter, crack, explode or do any of the other terrible things that happen when the kiln gods are irritable. I had no idea how much a potter worries--and for good reason--until I got a jubilant phone call this morning, reporting that every piece had come through. Just in time to be packed up and stowed into the station wagon for the long drive to Maine.

These charming salt bowls, and many other pieces, will be on display at the North Haven gallery; that celadon glaze looks cool and elegant. There is nothing like a pot made by hand for connecting us to ancient and time-honored ways.

8 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

And such a gorgeous colour!

pve design said...

oh my weakness, for such artisans, potters, weavers, ahh. I may have to treat myself.
pve

Teresa Hatfield said...

Just completed a wonderful sculpture class and plan on taking ceramics soon. You certainly appreciate these beautiful works of art after learning what goes into them. So much more beautiful than those pieces made on an assembly line.
Love this artist's work!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Karena said...

I adore Palmer's work it is so beautiful and simply classic.

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Karena
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Mrs. Blandings said...

That color is breathtaking. I met Ms. Palmer at the gift show a while back - her piece's are in my friend George's shop here - and she was equally delightful.

Judith Ross said...

I'm just going to get it over with and confess. I am a total slut when it comes to pottery. I love anything and everything made by Frances Palmer, Edith Heath, and Elizabeth Cohen. Brilliant women potters, every one!

mary said...

The pale blue celadon shade is so amazing--great depth and the glaze seems to change according to the light that contains it.

Jess said...

Dominique,

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Jessica