Friday, January 29, 2010

Your Valentine Will Love This!

We've been working on some new designs for Valentine's Day and thought you might like to see how they would look on your special Valentine. The jewelry is made from our earthenware clay and impressed with a textured heart design. Around the outside edge, there is a 22kt gold luster finished with a gloss glaze. We've added some glass beads and accents for fun and sparkle. Choose from other styles, available in our gallery.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Warm the Heart

Nothing warms the body like a pot of tea and nothing warms the heart like an expression of love ... especially when you choose to express your feelings with something handmade. You can find that perfect personal gift of love in our gallery. Choose a thoughtful gift this Valentine's Day by giving the gift of art. Stop by the gallery ... we have many new items on display.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Soups On from Dine-In-Diva

Tamara Mitchell, one of the talented, creative, and supportive chefs from Dine-In-Diva has begun testing soups for our Empty Bowl Project, March 21st at the Akron Art Museum. These look so good. She's tested two vegetable based recipes - Corn and Butternut Squash Chowder and Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Cheddar Chowder (using Adams Reserve Cheddar). Both look so good. I'm going to Trader Joe's on Saturday morning and picking up some really good cheddar ... just might have to try the Broccoli, Pepper, Cheddar Chowder. Check out the recipes on Tami's  Garden, Grocery, Gadget Girl blog.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shop our Valentine's Day Collection

Looking for a gift for the one you love? Shop our Valentine's Day gift collection at our studio.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Red Hot Designs

We're starting to think about spring and love and all the stuff that gives us hope for a new season and we've got some exciting designs in our gallery just in time for Valentine's Day. The jewelry is especially spectacular this year with carved hearts, 22kt. gold lustre and beautiful glass beads. We've designed the earrings in both posts and wires and are available in purple and red. The necklaces too are designed in much the same way also available in both colors. Other Valentine's Day items are added to our gallery every few days. Stop by our gallery and also check out the photos on our Facebook page. The gallery is open Monday thru Friday 11-6 and Saturday from 12-9pm. We'll be happy to gift wrap your item at no additional charge.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Empty Bowls reservations are official closed as we hit our 200 bowl limit. Thanks to everyone for your support. Our goal is for all of us to help out in whatever way we can and so many patrons, chefs, volunteers and the Akron Art Museum have really been generous. From the phone calls we received from those not being able to reserve a bowl we really appreciate your support. We want to keep this event the size that it is and make it special and about community. We're looking forward to making this a solid fundraiser to help alleviate hunger in our area. We our truly overwhelmed by your support. Thank you!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bowls are stacking up

Bowl by bowl we're starting to gain on the number of bowls we need for the Empty Bowl Project. Usually it's not until later in the day, after the studio quiets down, that we can sit at the potter's wheel and begin to throw. There is a meditative quality about just being focused on the clay and the hum of the wheel that melts away all of the other daily distractions that happen in the studio.

Potter Alan Caiger-Smith said "Shapes which are repeated begin to mature without undergoing any obvious changes. The form evolves by itself, and ... you find the shape has become more agreeable simply by being made often." What you start out with goes through a natural process of subtle change and the more you make the more the bowls begin to reveal themselves as truly individual shapes never exactly what's in your mind's eye and no two ever the same.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let the bowls begin!

We're starting to make the bowls for our upcoming fundraiser at the Akron Art Museum on March 21st. Reservations are now open for the Empty Bowl Project. All money collected will be donated to Akron's Good Samaritan Hunger Center to fight hunger.

The making and decorating of over 200 bowls is the fun part with a dozen or
more bowls made at a time. The hand-thrown bowls hold eight to twelve ounces and no two are exactly alike. We've designed a new bowl this year for people to add to their collection.

We've definitely improved over last year with additional and different chefs being added to the mix. Adding a few new restaurants this year helps to keep the event fresh and interesting as different soups are added. Attendees will get to sample THREE soups instead of two. Also new this year is the addition of live music. Check out the participating restaurants below. Only 200 bowls will be made so reserve your bowl online at or 330-376-9185.