Baking & Pottery Ingredients:
Equal Parts Trial and error
1 large dose Nonattachment
Double dose Practice & Persistence
Constant Self motivation
Endless Creativity and passionThis week it was yarn bowls, tumblers and gluten free vegan apple cranberry muffins (recipe is below!). My annual pottery sale is just a few short weeks away and I’m filled with anticipation to unpack the over 500 pieces of pottery I’ve created over the past few months. Soon it will be time to share these creations and to send them to new homes. My love affair is not limited to the process of making pottery but extends to the physical objects as well. I love nothing more than drinking out of a handmade mug or eating out of a bowl while cupping it in the palm of one hand.
I’ve made a number of new items including yarn bowls, tumblers heart bowls and newly designed soup mugs. I’ve created a ‘feather collection’ and begun working with new glazes in patterns and design techniques. It feels like Christmas every time I unload a finished glaze kiln and I am constantly thinking about new ideas and things to work on in the future. I’ve recently launched an time goes on and I’ve got some other ideas up my sleeve that I can’t wait to tell you about!
online shop which will be undergoing some improvements as On Friday November 20 I’ll welcome the public to my studio for a first ever Sale Preview Event (tickets are $8 space is limited). This behind the scenes event will include tours of my private workspace, pottery demos, light refreshments and I’ll unload two warm kilns of pottery that will be for sale that evening. The annual sale featuring over 500 pots will be set up for viewing that night but will be for sale Nov 21-22 only. If you’re local I hope to see you! If you’re too far away, stay tuned as I’ll be posting more pots for sale online after the sale.
It’s been almost eighteen years since I first sat down at a potters wheel and the love affair continues!
Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Muffins4 cups Bobs Redmill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
3 tsp Xanthum Gum (adds a gluten like texture to the batter)
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups natural applesauce
2 egg replacer eggs or 2 flax eggs
½ Cup Maple Syrup
3 small apples peeled, cored, and diced
1 ¼ cups cranberries (diced in a food processor)
salted caramel sugar (optional for sprinkling over muffins before baking)
Mix all dry ingredients, mix in all wet ingredients. Drop into muffin tins and Bake at 350 for 15-20 min.