Monday, January 19, 2015

Mushroom Cheese Boards

After reading about Kitty Shepherd's latest project, a mushroom pot, and remembering the multitude of mushrooms I photographed in Florida, I decided to make a couple of mushroom cheese boards. These pieces are made from the very last of the white stoneware clay. I decided to make more cheese boards with mushroom sketches. This first is Amanita muscari a colorful and psychoactive mushroom. Often in nature the color red denotes toxicity or a poison.

This cheese board illustrates morel mushrooms, highly favored and prized by cooks and gourmet connoisseurs. I've only seen one morel in the wild when I lived near Mount Lassen in California. Since there was only one, I left it there to reproduce. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty, you should see all the varieties at Penland. You'd love them.

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    1. Hi Lori, thanks, if you click the link to multitide of mushrooms you will see how many photos of mushrooms I took on one acre in Florida, probably similar to Penland

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  2. Such an inspiration; lovely boards.

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks, hope they turn out like the last one since I didn't like the color when it was finished.

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  3. Those are sweet little drawings.

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, I wanted to use that red again because I liked the leaves so muich

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  4. These are beautiful...not only art, but scientific names too!

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    1. Hi Barb, thanks, I've always wanted to use lettering on pottery but never have; I guess I missed my chance with these

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  5. Love them. And mushrooms. And cheese.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, yes mushrooms and cheese, I do love cheese, never had any morels, maybe some day

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  6. Every time I see those red mushrooms I like them more and more.

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    1. Hi Cazz, thanks, they are really appealing, I am loving the red color too.

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    1. Hi Marie, thanks for stopping by, you have a lovely blog.

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  8. Love the mushrooms! Very cool!

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    1. Hi Pam, thanks, there are so many beautiful mushrooms, one in particular I like is a white one. I may do one of those next as soon as I get some more clay

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  9. We have lots of different mushrooms around here--including the much sought after chanterelles and boletes. And the deadly, but lovely amanitas, too. Love your cheeseboards, too.

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  10. Hi Charlene, thanks, oh I have to make a couple more with the chanterelles and boletes next. These cheese boards are so much fun as they give me a pallet to paint on and since I love cheese I can envision using them. get them cold for keeping cold cheese cold and warm them up for brie or other warm cheeses.

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  11. Morel mushrooms are as close to heaven as one can get in the kitchen. YUM! Love your cheeseboards!

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    1. Hi Kittie, thanks, I have yet to have a morel, one of these days hopefully.

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  12. As someone who loves both mushrooms and cheese, I really love these :)

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    1. Hi Keith, thanks, I am also fond of both.

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