Friday, June 10, 2011

Production wares

I know you all think all we do is have fun here at Whynot Pottery, but we do work and work means making production pottery as well as those fun jugs from the last post.
We try hard to balance the two but sometime I feel that one takes over the other.
When that happens we have to scramble to make up for the needs of filling the kiln to make sure we have all the nooks and crannies covered.

Small batter bowls that are good for sauces and gravy too!
We were asked if we could make a shaving mug for our friend Laurie Abela to go along with a line of shaving soap she had developed for the guys.
We came up with this simple, stout mug that works very well.
Laurie has been selling them on her Etsy shop and the shaving soap is wonderful!
Mark was lucky enough to test some for her and gave it the big thumbs up.
and the name for the soap- Whisk 'er away pretty cute!
We have some listed on our shop as well but you need to go to her for the soap.
If your interested these would be great for Father's day...hint,hint!
New item being done with Abela body care.
And I have been asked so many times for berry bowls I thought- whynot!
Small berry bowls- just in time for berry season!

One of the shaving mugs
I use one of these batter bowls all the time.
With just Mark and I around it is perfect for whipping up some eggs, yes, local eggs with beautiful yellow yolks. But- the other thing I like about this small batter bowl is I use one for dips, salad dressing and GRAVY- you can put a spoon or dipper in the spout area and it works well to hold the spoon.
You know how some things will just sink the spoon and then you have to "dig" it out- not pleasant at all.
Plus, if the gravy starts getting cold- pop this in the microwave and warm things up.

a warm brown batter bowl
Better get back to work!


Linda Starr said...

If it's a good seller, I say make it and sell it; made by hand with inspiration and care.

Judy Shreve said...

What a great post! And I want one of each of them - 'whynot' - I love the colors and the sizes. I'm sure you'll sell out of these in no time :-)

cindy shake said...

Wonderful functional and artful pieces! Love the berry bowls and GREAT shaving mugs!!!

Tracey Broome said...

Looks great M & M, as usual. I saw that shaving mug on Etsy, really nice.When we were at my mom's last week she gave me my dad's Old Spice mug with the brush in it, remember those? It had been rolling around in the trunk of her car and she didn't even know it. I'm going to have to have one of those berry bowls....

Peter said...

I'm only just starting to realise just how important production pottery is, and am seriously trying to attend to the process of putting a little line of things together that I can fit into all the nooks and crannies of my kiln, and that will help pay the bills. Making tiles over the last few days has been a part of this process, and I am quietly enjoying it very much. I love the batter bowls, they have a bird-like cheerfulness that would definitely make the kitchen and the dining table a happy place! Being permanently whiskered... I cannot test the shaving soap, but jolly nice mugs anyway... They would do a very comforting cup of drinking chocolate, or have ample capacity for a set of dentures.. if they were determined to assist in the personal grooming department!!! :}

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Linda!
Judy- we ship!:)
Cindy- Thanks!
Tracey- I love old spice- how neat to have your Dad's mug! you are thinking!

ang walford said...

nothing better than a good bowl :))

Shortstuff said...

Why must you make me lust? I want, I want. Will the shaving mugs know if they're being used for legs or faces? I think not.

cookingwithgas said...

Hey ANG! You know good bowls!
SS_ hummm pick something! How are the wedding plans!?

Ron said...

Love all the 'bread and butter' pots. Usually that's what pays the bills. We have a couple small mixing bowls that we use all the time, a very handy pot. I just bought a bunch of blueberries this morning so I could use one of those berry bowls!!

Shortstuff said...

Wedding plans are cooking along. Laurel decided on the bowl with the rust colored lip. I'm cooking buns for the barbecue at the reception tomorrow. Easy recipe, but they need a LOT of them. I be baking all the day long. At least I have Netflix and Roku for company.

Michèle Hastings said...

it is very satisfying to unload all those multiples from the kiln... the shaving mugs are sweet. i think my dad still uses his old spice mug & brush set.

cookingwithgas said...

blueberries... would be perfect in one of these bowls.
SS_ you are the queen for cooking all those buns!
MH- it does feel good now to send them off to new homes!

Anonymous said...

hi meredith, i love the batter bowls and the shaving mugs. reminds me of my dad in the old days, shaving with a badger hair soap brush to lather up his face

Tiggy said...

nice pots! and for your next trick?!!!

cookingwithgas said...

for my next trick I am going to pull a rabbit out of a hat!