Minnesota Summer — So much wonderful fruit!
Yes, I realize we can get fresh produce nearly year ’round, but berries and melons and peaches are so tasty and special and fruity when they’re summer-abundant and summer-fresh! So I’m just sharing a few pots and bowls and trays from my collection….
Dark cherries piled into one of my Maasha Bowls — Stoneware, wheel-thrown and altered (softly squared and dented), reduction fired with slips and ash glazes.
Cherries are such a summer-time treat for my Husband, Bob. He is my patient, dedicated photographer.
I let him eat ALL the cherries — He reported that they were “very, very good.”
Melon with Raspberries:
Melon slices (and raspberries) offered on a delightful ‘fan-shaped’ plate made by Jan McKeatchie-Johnston — Stoneware, handbuilt, woodfired. I love this plate (actually a sushi tray) — Elegant but woodfired rustic. And this melon was sooooo scrumptious tasty!
Jan and Randy Johnston are in River Falls, Wisconsin.
I LOVE the look of the berries in this bowl!!!! The way it suggests a folded paper bag, or one of those wooden berry boxes — Contemporary but nostalgic at the same time.
Mary Kay is a ceramic artist in Dundee, Illinois.
Peaches presented in a wonderful wood tray made by Peter Sletten — Rustic, ‘live-edge’, lightly carved interior, warm oiled finish. These peaches were some of the BEST I’ve had in several years — And I love the way they show markings in yellow and red (from the sunshine and tree branches?) — Like the markings of woodfired pots.
Peter is a wood artist in Minnesota — He was a guest artist at my studio tour/sale this past May.
OOPS!!! No Blueberries? Did I eat all the Blueberries??