Thursday, November 8, 2012


 When we were planning what we would make to fill out the kiln, and go with all the logo mugs,we realized that what the store really needed was a new crop of  lamps.
We make lamps off and on all year but find that the end of the year is a good time to get a nice group of lamps made and fired.

Mark made this round and if I do say so this is a bunch of nice lamps.

I was going to take some pictures of the lamps but you know how it is when you try to photograph lamps don't you?

There is the shade or no shade, light blub on or off.
No matter how you try I think that lamps look odd in most pictures.
I really feel that they really look their best in a place in your house, on a table, with a light on and a nice shade. ( Somehow the father in Father Knows Best is sitting in the chair, next to these lamps, smoking his pipe...but then I am telling my age. I mean who smokes any more? And if they do, who smokes in the house???)

 So instead of mucking them up with all the bells and whistles I found myself completely lost in the details of the lamps and thought I would share those with you.

When Mark was glazing the top lamp we discussed how he was going to glaze it and then he zoned out and brushed wax on an area that he was not going to wax.
He stepped back and said a 4 letter word and thought he had messed it up.
No, I thought this is going to work out even better.
His mistake, divine intervention, made this lamp all the better.
Look at those drips that would have gone somewhere else if the wax had not been there.
I would keep this lamp if I could.
She is yummy.
A tasty mistake.
 I love the extra details that Mark adds to his work.
The stamp and that vine design that cuts around the pot.
Then top it all with some wood ash- Well heck -there you go.

Here is the whole crew.
I personally like the fact that they do not match and that you could use several of these as "pairs" and yet they have their own twist.

I still have my eye two of them.
The one to the right and the one to the left. Then again that one in the middle.

But- I have a feeling if I was to sneak one into the house someone might notice.

We are a week away from setting up for the local potter's show here in Seagrove.
I think some of these lamps will look great in the booth.



Tracey Broome said...

seems like first time I was in your shop, you were selling a lamp. They look so pretty in your shop!

John Bauman said...

Beautiful lamps!

Michael Mahan said...

Very nice!

Susan Wells said...

I like lamps on and off too! Depending on the time of day that is. And I like to look at your kiln stack Meredith. It boggles my brain because it's so neat and clean in there!!! How do you do that? Actually I know. But it still looks strange to me.

Shortstuff said...

Seems to me that when you take a little somethin' somethin' into the house that the mister asks you if you can afford it! He drives a mean bargain and I'm not sure he offers a family discount. Seriously those lamps are beyooteeful.

Judy Shreve said...

Goodness those lamps are luscious! The details and the glaze colors and the drips . . .o my! What is the cost of one of those beauties?

Linda Starr said...

The lamps are super, it's getting to be lamp time weather with the daytime light not so bright or lasting long. Have you ever made any small, desk top lamps?

cookingwithgas said...

Hey Tb- selling lamps nice lamps has been good for us.

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Guys- they are super nice.
Susan- we have our messy corners you know you have been here!

cookingwithgas said...

Judy cost- they start at 145.00.
We have lamps that are smaller and no detail that are 65.00 then we do large custom size lamps that can run up to 325.00 depending.

Anna M. Branner said...

Beautiful! Again, you two make a great team!

Lori Buff said...

Matching can be boring, these are beautiful and interesting.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

These are fabulous!

cookingwithgas said...

aww- thanks you all!

Amy said...

wow, beautiful! really like the shape of them.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

DANG that is PRETTY :)