Shire City Sanctuary will host what grew out of my annual Holiday Studio Sale - The Shire City Sanctuary Holiday Shindy* on December 8&9, 2012 from 10-6 both days. Each of the 40 vendors will be featured here between now and then so stop back and see all about it. Make your list, and check it twice.
"What I like most is making artful pottery that will be used every day—objects that bring the intimacy of the handmade into people’s homes and that encourage us to stop and enjoy the experience of dining. At my studio and gallery, Grenadier Pottery, I am currently producing a line of stoneware that incorporates impressions from the natural world in elegant bowls, plates, sushi platters and more. The energetic use of slips and glazes layered in the wet and bisqued state adds to the depth of the surface quality. Natural oxides and glazes are mixed at the studio using copper, cobalt and iron to achieve the colors found in nature. No molds or forms are used and the result comes from the heart and from the earth, intended to bring pleasure to the user." - Ellen Grenadier