This will be the last Mud Colony post for 2012. I discovered the site in the last part of 2012, I think through Linda Starr. I've loved the feeling of connection to potters across the world. Thanks Adriana!
The goblets below were some I made about twenty-five years ago. I discovered them when I was sorting more stuff (to put it kindly) left from when I sold my back house. Most of it was crap that went for fill....one of the advantages to working in low-fire; it breaks down well for fill. I like these goblets well enough to plant a bunch of impatiens seedling in them. They will probably start setting buds in February, just about the time I want more blooming plants inside.
I always like to repurpose pots that are seconds or otherwise not so great. My prototype platter/servers make great bird feeders and bird baths. I don't think I'm alone in this; clay people recycle and repurpose. It's in the blood.
I never send old pots to the dump a.) because I can find my own use for them and b.) because once potter friends of one of my teachers sent a bunch of stuff to the dump and later found it for sale in a shop! Some people will stoop to unimaginable depths.
The little Santa is a prototype pot hanger I made. He also hangs quite nicely on a tree branch, if it's sturdy enough. Santas are in abundance at this time of year!
The two photos below are of a reproduction ornament my brother and sister-in-law sent me when they were living in Germany. I like him so much that for years I have worn him as my Christmas pendant. At first I just used a ribbon; then Proge found the chain and Santa has been on it ever since. I like that he has a sack full of toys on his back. All in all a fine fellow.
The weather is its usual strange variety for this part of the world. Yesterday we had almost two inches of driving rain. Today we have had fits and starts of snow showers. It's New England....it changes.
Remember to go over to Mud Colony and check out the last gathering for 2012.
Good Yule and Joy in the New Year!
As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*