Delivery of my new Work-Table for my new Studio! YIPPEE!!
Ten feet of horizontal work surface!! That’s more than twice what I previously had. And so super-sturdy (potters need sturdy tables)! With my new Studio, in addition to all the extra space, and extra shelving – A new huge Work-Table is pure, absolute heaven!
I’m thinking of serving Thanksgiving Dinner on the new table (just kidding). Although, in my excitement – I’ve prepared a really yummy ‘Thanksgiving Snack’ just to celebrate some NEW work as well as the NEW table….
The Food – Crostini with Brie and Onion/Bacon Jam
A really tasty autumn (or winter) appetizer — A big batch of amazing/yummy Onion/Bacon Jam. Served on Crostini with lightly melted Brie.
First, the bacon (very cut up) sauteed till just cooked. Then a few onions — Chopped, sauteed, then carmelized with a bit of brown sugar. Then, onion and bacon gently simmered with apple cider, sherry, a bit of thyme. When liquid mostly evaporated I call it ‘jam’ — And it tastes better than candy!! Great on Crostini, great on a burger (or beef filet) with melted Brie.
Recipe included on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery – New Soda Fired Pieces
I’m serving my yummy Crostini on a new Overlapped Tray — Stoneware, soda fired with random ash drips. This piece is perfect as a unique centerpiece for the table, or for serving snacks/appetizers.
Even though I haven’t made any new work since I started remodeling my studio back in September, I made quite a few pieces ahead of time. Consequently, I’ve been busy every time we’ve fired the soda kiln. And, I’ve been creating some newer ‘designs’ — More ‘overlapped’ plates and trays. I really love the ‘constructional’ statement as well as the difference in contours and angles that I get from overlapping.
In addition to the Tray above, I’ve had fun creating plates — Larger square plates, smaller dessert plates (or appetizer plates). I’m really having fun with the earthy, ashy-abstract surface — Quite successful in the soda firing! Sharing a few more pieces….
And a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone!