Friday, May 23, 2014

Strawberry Jubilee

Tomorrow I'll be at the Strawberry Jubilee in Blairsville from 8 am to 1 pm with some of my pottery for sale. I squeaked in at the last minute so I've way too much to do this evening. Where are my table cloths, where are my booth props? Yikes. The Strawberry Jubilee is held at the Union County Farmer's Market located at 148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA just east of Home Depot off Highway 76/515.

The rose red platter above (about 8 x 10 inches) is textured with real leaves from the forest surrounding my home. While glazing a few weeks ago I thought to myself all leaf platters don't need to be green so I took a risk and glazed this one with a studio glaze called new rose. I really like this glaze. I plan to make more pottery pieces using this glaze. It's the same glaze I used on the outside of the cherry tree bowl.

I'm calling this piece 'twisted sister' since I twisted the ribbons decorating the pieces. She's glazed in a variegated matt green glaze and is about ten inches tall. I drove with this piece lying down in my car over the mountain about 40 miles to be bisque and glaze fired at the Helen Arts Center. I also glaze fired her twice. Sometimes clay amazes me how tough it is, other times at how fragile it is. Stay tuned for a sneak peak at the kitchen and some candle lit lantern photos. Oh, I got two new display shelves for my booth but ran out of time to take photos, next time. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hi Linda
    I've been on an extended holiday and hadn't checked your blog for a while. Great to see you are right back into your clay work. Hope the Jubilee goes well for you.. that 'strawberry' coloured leaf platter should do well..

  2. I hope you have time to take a booth picture for us at the Strawberry Jubilee, but if you're too busy, that's better yet!

  3. Have lots of sales, and make lots of friends, and may the sun shine down upon you!

  4. Toes crossed for good weather and great sales!

  5. I too would like to see a booth picture... if you have time. And although I'm not a fan of red, I do like that rose color. Hope you have a great sale day!

  6. Wishing you great sales today!
    and that rose glaze is a beauty.

  7. Love both of these pieces and especially the colors. Good luck at the show!

  8. Nice platter. I like the rose color. Good luck with your sales.

  9. Hi Anna, thanks, good to hear from you, what a holiday you must have had.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, I would have had time to take a photo but neglected to bring the camera and have yet to learn how to take one with my phone. Ha.

    Hi Elephan't's Child, thanks, will get a booth photo soon since I need one for some shows I'll be in.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, oh everyone was very friendly and the sun didn't shine on me, gladly as the farmer's market is covered so I don't have to bring my tent.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, it was pleasantly warm but not too hot and had plenty of sales as well.

    Hi Rian, thanks, normally I don't like red but this rose is so nice and even nicer in person than my photo. will get a booth photo soon.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I am pleasantly surprised at the variation this cone 6 rose color gets; can't wait to use it on more pieces.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks, oh I am lovin the colors this time of year especially after the long winter.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, oh I'd like to make a whole set with this color I am liking how it pools in the leaf depressions.


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