St. Croix Goodies – 2011

Exhausted!!  I’ve literally gone through two weekends of Art/Pottery Tours and I’m a bit tired!!

First, my own Lake Minnetonka Tour — Then this past weekend, I was helping out with the St. Croix Pottery Tour.

It was so much fun to mix and mingle with sooooooo many people over two separate weekends — But I confess, I’m now exhausted.  So, I need a recovery day — I’m having fun reviewing the wonderful pieces I purchased from some of the wonderful potters!!

And I’m sharing a few (smaller) pieces here on my Blog….

Dick Cooter — Small Pitcher

Dick is from the North Shore (Lake Superior) of Minnesota.  He had so many wonderful wood-fired pieces, large and small!  I’m sharing a small, smooshy wood fired pitcher — Perfect for Maple Syrup, or springtime flowers!

Delores Fortuna — Happy Mugs

Delores lives in Galena (historic small town) Illinois.  She works in porcelain to create enticing, refreshing functional work.  Deconstructing, then re-constructing with a light geometric statement.  I’m sharing several mugs (tall and short) that I already LOVE for my morning coffee.

Guillermo Cuellar — Small Shino Bakers

Guillermo’s Studio is one of the ‘Host’ Sites for the Tour; he lives on a bluff above the St. Croix River.  He always has wonderful work available on the Tour.  I found two small oval-shaped baking bowls (or are they ice cream bowls?).  I love the way the Shino Glaze accentuates the oval form.  I can’t wait to prepare a Cheesey Baked Egg in these.  I guarantee — You will see these again in a later post!!

Jim Lorio – Small Tumbler

Jim was a wonderful addition to the Tour; from Boulder, Colorado!  He had a range of work — From rustic wood fired pieces, to quiet, silky porcelain plates and bowls.  I’m sharing a small Tumbler with a delightful ash-glaze application. Perfect for wine and cheese (and berries)!

Recovering and celebrating!!  The Tours are over — But I will certainly be posting about MORE New Pots in the near future!!

One thought on “St. Croix Goodies – 2011

  1. Those are some gorgeous pieces from the talented artists on Potters Tour. It was good to see you this past weekend and visit a bit. Thanks for sharing – have a nice recovery day.

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