Saturday, April 3, 2010

More jars

I always ask, "can one ever have enough jars?"
The answer to this is the same one I give when asked if someone could ever have enough bowls or mugs.
No, one can always find useful things to go in a jar.
Fill them with all sorts of endless possibilities.

This week Mark has made some big jars to fill the top shelf of the kiln or what he and I refer to as the crown pots.
Crown pots: the pots that fit nicely on the top shelf of the kiln just nestling up under the crown.

Don't these pots look like a happy couple.
And, yes, these will also be crown pots.
Next week is glaze week.
There will be lots of pots to shuffle through for the Spring Kiln Opening.
Our Mud and Suds in the Yard.

 I wanted a quick item to put in with a load of tiles this week.
So I am working on these small dishes that I think would be great to use for soap or other things.
I must have the suds on the brain.
I hope that this will work well with Laurie's handmade soaps for the Spring kiln opening.

The other event for the month of  April is the Annual Auction for the North Carolina Pottery Center.
This year the auction will be on  Sunday, April 25th starting at 5 pm.
Mark your calendars and take a trip out to buy some pottery and support a great place.


Nu Kua said...

Those pots are delicious!!
Can't wait to see them fired..

FetishGhost said...

What a beautiful load of canisters!
"Crown Pots" is the new word for my week... I'm 7 days into making crown pots apparently.

Michael Mahan said...

Nice jars, indeed. Great shapes and decoration. They deserve to be crowned.

Hollis Engley said...

Lovely pots, Meredith. And Happy Easter to you. It's not quite 5:30 and Dee has gotten me out of bed for the sunrise service at the Nobska lighthouse on Vineyard Sound.

cookingwithgas said...

Happy Easter all! Nice jars they are and they are heading to the first fire tomorrow.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

how perfect is that? happy Easter :)

Linda Starr said...

Crown jars, what a great name and they have crowns on the top. One potter in one of my classes made a pot so tall it had to put it's top well into the exhaust stack and it made it. Love the deco and heavy contrast on the little dishes.

Patricia Griffin said...

What a spread... From large "crown pots" to tiny dishes. Hope the firing goes well!