Last week I re-opened the store for the new year. Technically, I’m still on holidays until February, but I couldn’t wait to get back into making some of the new pieces I had in my sketch books.
These new Verde Botanic bowls were the first. I was a little unsure if anyone would like them, so I put out this photo on Instagram and Facebook, and had an amazing response!
Next out of the kiln was the Verde Botanic Mixing bowl. I am beyond happy with these. The green is such a calm tone, and against the white looks wonderful.
I have purposely made each bowls Botanic pattern different. I don’t want these to look like a mass produced piece, and each one should be special. The drawings are done freehand straight onto the bowl. I don’t draw from a reference photo, but just go about it organically.
Like I said, the response has been amazing, and it looks like I’ll be making many more. So thank you to those who have left messages and sent emails wanting to purchase them. My heart is full.
While I’m on the topic of bowls full of heart, I’d like to let you know about a project recently started to get Australian Ceramic artists to donate work to be auctioned for the efforts in Aleppo.
If you are unaware of the crisis in Aleppo, you must take some time out of your day to google it. The devastation these people are enduring is heartbreaking, and it seems mainstream media does not want to talk about it. So, there is a movement within social media circles to bring light to this topic.
I’m happy to help in any way I can. So, I have donated a Wreath Mixing bowl (above) that’s currently being auctioned off, with all money raised to go to the charities that are at the forefront of this crisis.
If you would like to see the amazing pieces that are available, please head to @clayforaleppo on Instagram, where you can check out what’s available, and be a part of this amazing movement to help these poor people.
~ Ness xx