Simply Spirited. Handcrafted Ceramic Arts from Earth Interrupted, a California Pottery Studio.
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Winter nights, especially the rare rainy ones, offer opportunity for reflection. In drought-stricken California the rain is most welcome, providing sustenance for plants and souls alike. It pelts the skylights in various intonations, which irritates the cat but...read more
I envy those potters with studio critters. That orange cat who curls up in the flawed and forgotten bowl. The dog that claims the mat inside the sun-filled door. Studio animals lend a certain warmth and sweetness to the business of a studio. It’s hard to get stressed...read more
It was supposed to be cooler. Maybe mid 80’s…which is what passes for cool in a extended, triple-digit heat wave. At least that’s what the extended forecast said two weeks ago when I scheduled an Obvara firing at Ceramic Services for this morning. Now the day’s...read more
We’re filling in our swimming pool. In Southern California, that’s a form of blasphemy. This project is a massive undertaking because in 1962, which is the year our pool was built, pool contractors used foot-thick concrete strengthened with rebar for the walls. But...read more
Drought. Water is getting really precious out here in the West. The reservoirs are mere mud puddles. The water table is dangerously low. And we’re all praying for a solid el niño this winter. At our house, we have become increasingly mindful. We adhere to the mellow...read more
I originally started collecting clay/pottery/ceramic quotes on Pinterest as a secret board; it was my own private hoard of giggles and inspiration. But today, I’m letting it go public. Some of these quotes have even made it to the back of my business cards. I figure...read more