Happy New Year – Everyone!!
The start of a new year is always a time for me to look back a bit — And to look forward. To reflect on some ‘favorites’ of the year-ending; to look forward to the possibilities to be ‘found’ throughout the coming year. Just thought I’d share a bit of this exercise with you….
Looking Back at 2012….
A Favorite Food (that I shared on this Blog):
Cheesey Polenta with Wild Mushroom & Roasted Garlic. I posted this back in April – I must make this again!! The Mushroom Topping was so earthy, and rich, and the Polenta so cheesey/creamy. I must make this again!
A Favorite (Maasha) Clay Piece:
Several pieces, actually….
Above: I’m really pleased with my newer ziggy-zaggy ‘designs’ for my ‘Anything/Everything’ Bowls. And the bowls are soooo practical — For pasta, salad, curries, even serving bowls. A Maasha-Favorite.
Above: I’m also really pleased with my larger Ashy Square Plates (almost Platters) – Soda Fired with ash drips. I’m really pleased with the way these are firing and coming out of the kiln!
And finally – I definitely had fun making my FROGS!
A Favorite Acquisition (New Pottery):
A very special Large ‘Centerpiece’ Platter, made by Steve Rolf – A classic form by Steve. I love the ‘corduroy’ texture, the silky-smooth earthy-gold glaze. So glad I was able to add this to my life!!
And a reminder — I really enjoyed featuring Steve’s pottery earlier this year on my Posting — Dinner with Friends!
A Favorite Accomplishment:
My new Remodeled Basement & Studio!!! This is a no-brainer! We had soooooo much stuff to get out of the way (everything in my basement) – Before new walls and trim and doors and painting and carpeting. And now it feels like we have a totally NEW house! And I have such an awesome NEW studio!!
A Favorite Find (a miscellaneous thing):
A new ‘recipe’ Book – Japanese Farmhouse Cooking. I don’t get too many new recipe books any more (I already have a wall-full). But this just appealed to me (the concept, the comfortable photos). I had to order it.
Looking Forward to 2013 (a few Goals?)….
My Blog – Hope to find the time to update this Blog to a slightly new format.
My Studio – Hope to make all kinds of NEW WORK – Just let myself go ‘undirected’ for a bit and try some new forms, new pieces, new glazing applications.
My Life – Hope to take a few more trips this year. A vacation certainly; an out-of-town clay Workshop would be nice; more trips to my Farm. Any ideas???
Again — Wishing Everyone a Happy Happy New Year!!!