Spring has arrived and I've been enjoying it. I entered my 40th with great joy and the world has shown me so much love. Since we returned from our farm visit/art retreat for spring break, I've been working on wholesale orders and getting ready for the Urban Barn Market on Mother's Day weekend.
I've been continuing my plates- these small dessert plates are some that I threw with a large set of chicken plates that is part of a wholesale order for the Cupboard in Decatur, AL (their site links to their FB page, it looks super cute and I hope to visit it soon!). I'm really pleased with plate eleven, with its hand-lettered rim and inlaid wren. I think this may be the beginnings of a breakfast set down the road. The yellow glaze (plate twelve) is one I bought for egg cups and bud vases- it is much less bright and somewhat cooler than this photo depicts. I used to use yellow a great deal, but the commercial glaze I used became unreliable. This one is nice but expensive, and I'm unsure of using it outside of custom work. Really, I am a blue and white girl through and through.
Finally, I just finished a dinnerware set I made for a client in North Carolina. These dessert plates may be the last of the order. I made plates, cereal-sized bowls, and dessert plates, all in different coordinating patterns. I wish I'd had this yellow glaze when I was working on them!
I like the yellow accents in my japanese-inspired floral, I like the larger-scale allium repeat pattern, and the top floral, adapted from a vintage Johnson Brothers pattern, is my new favorite.
This week is a big packing and shipping week, making more inventory, and getting work ready for a new shop opening later this month on Broad in Memphis. Local friends, watch for a Urban Barn Market ticket giveaway in the next few weeks on Instagram and Facebook! I have two sets of tickets to share with you, plus some other goodies that will be a perfect Mother's day gift.