Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beautiful Mud Pies

When I was young, I was fortunate enough to have a mother that allowed me to participate in the making of mud pies.  Or, perhaps she did not know I was creating gritty gourmet pastries.  I'm sure she was enlightened the moment I walked in the house though.  At any rate, I  have wonderful memories of mixing just the right amount of water with dirt in order to create the right consistency to create my pies.  I loved the feeling of the mud squishing through my fingers.  I added dirt until the mud was ready for patting into my lovely pies.  I think this might have been the beginning of my adoration for pottery artists.

I'm always looking at the pottery and ceramics on Etsy.  I bought my sister a wonderful piece from JM Pottery.  (See Above) for Christmas.  This is not the actual piece but it is much like the one I bought her.  It reminded me of our photo of her striped socks in the black shoes that you see on my sidebar!  She liked it.

Here on some links to some fabulously funky pottery artists on etsy: Ok, I noticed this artist some time ago on etsy.  Gee, I wonder why?  Take a look at her use of bright colors and oh how I love a black and white stripe.  You gotta love MaryJudy and her funky pottery pieces.  One of these days, I am going to get one of those fun bowls with the funky legs! LOVE HER!!!

Take a look at these funky and whimsical cups!  Everyone should have these for their morning coffee.  How could you possibly be in a bad mood? You can find Natalyasots on etsy as well.  I also thought this was a particularly interesting and fun piece:

I just wanted to share these artists with you.  How do you feel about pottery and ceramics? Do they get your motor going?


Rhea said...

Good to see you blogging again! I love ceramics! Mom had us do some once and mine was a pair of jeans that we "antiqued" with black paint and rubbing off and I have still have it! I think I was 12 or 13 when we made it. Good memories.

Diane said...

Lesley, thank you so much for showing these artists! I've always loved pottery, and I also love whimsy and color. I'm going to check out these Etsy artists--these are so cool!

Funky Art Queen said...

I know, Mom used to so so many ceramics and I learned a lot about the processes from her. I'm glad I got that vase from Daddy's estate sale that Mama made. It makes me very happy to see it on my dresser.

Jennifer said...

I love Mary Judy too.
She is in Colorado!