This week I shipped out the last installment of my fall CSA. I hadn't planned to do another set of Maine stones after my early-spring show, but after my October trip, Maine spoke to me:
These nesting dipping bowls and tall tumblers are all porcelain, thrown and trimmed, then coated in colored slip- a variety of grays I mixed this winter. Sadly, the third component of the nesting bowls- a copper-slip coated mini bowl- all cracked and broke during firing (pottery, particularly porcelain, can't be rushed). After the slip has set up, I embedded small pieces of sea glass and carved through the slip to mimic my favorite striped beach stones.
For my last shipment, I included a small surprise in each package, and instead of a copy of my artwork, I sat down for some personal art therapy and painted my stones. Hearts, stripes, copper green, gray, speckled granite- all of the pieces of the Maine coastline that gets me through my year inland until I can return to the coast.
I am adding a winter CSA this week, open for holiday giving. It will begin shipping in February, through March, and into April. I'm offering bowls and cups again. Either option is $100 with a $40 priority shipping cost per order.