A CLAY GOURMET….
I’m Marcia Tani Paul — A ceramic artist in Minnesota. I create work for three different firing methods — Soda fire, wood fire, and reduction firing. Basically, I create functional pottery with ‘Japanese inspiration’ for everyday use and enjoyment.
And because I love food, and preparing food, and sharing food — I’m combining both interests. There is such a connection between good food and the plate or bowl or platter that serves as presentation.
I’ve created this blog to share not only my own pottery, but pottery by other potters, pottery from my collection, pottery that I love and enjoy using — With food, with flowers, with soup, with grilled salmon, or with simple tasty snacks. I look forward to sharing and showing pottery in use. Hopefully a delicious endeavor — Enjoy.
My Web Site – www.MaashaClay.com
MORE — WHY THIS BLOG….
Background – I’ve long been a ‘foodie;’ but with my creative energies going into MAKING pots, and plates, and bowls, and teacups, and mugs, etc. etc. and keeping up with firing schedules, and loading and unloading kilns, etc. etc., I simply became less and less concerned with FOOD — The foods I once loved to prepare and share.
Then I recently watched the movie “Julie and Julia” (about Julia Child) — I was so re-inspired!!!
Yes, I love Butter!!
Yes, I adore Duck!!
Yes, I want to (seriously) cook again!!
My Plan — I hope to prepare (about once a week) something delectable, appealing, scrumptious-looking and then present in delightful, scrumptious-looking pottery. I hope to prepare foods I haven’t made in quite awhile, I hope to prepare totally new dishes. I will prepare simple dishes, complicated meals, ethnic dishes with ingredients I may not be able to find; whatever sounds challenging, whatever my tastebuds choose. And for each creation, I will have fun selecting the plate, or bowl or platter for presentation — And then sharing on this Blog.