Pottery Update

It has been a very strange and busy year for us. New jobs, fractured ankle, move back to our off grid homestead, building a new studio, and sending our youngest off to college. Whew!

But through it all our constant has been our pottery! Just doesn’t seem like work. Just meditating with clay:)

Some of our new products are based on requests from people attending our shows, and other new products are made with Russ and I playing around with some ideas.

This year we started making fermenting crocks, compost counter top bins, French butter crocks, tea strainers with matching mugs, and coffee drip with a matching mug.

If you would like to see our new stuff stop by at the Old Forge Farmers Market from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and check out our booth.

We are also starting our summer and early fall craft fairs and below you will see the dates and locations. Hope to see you there!

  1. Stone Mills in LaFargeville, NY August 6th, 7th, and 8th from 9-5 pm Friday and Saturday and 10-3pm Sunday.
  2. Thursday August 26th, Crogan Street Fair from 3 pm to 7 pm
  3. September 11 and 12th, possible Blue Mt. Lake Rustic Show, more details to follow.
  4. September 18th Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville 11 am to 6 pm

Hoping for nice sunny days for our upcoming shows!

Cabin Fever Craft Show

casorole dish in process

Craft show this Saturday at the Ramada Inn in Watertown! From 10 am to 4 pm.  Stop in and say hi!

We are also getting ready for hopefully a busy summer.  Making as much pottery as we can so that our booth sales are successful!

But on another note, I entered a raku sculpture in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts juried black and white show and it was accepted.  Show will be up until March 23rd.  If you happen to be in Lake Placid from now until then take a look.  The sculpture is called “Serenity”.

Thanks Everyone and think Spring!

Cynthia

 

Oyas!

oya (ollas)
Handmade Oya from Brownell Pottery

Happy New Year everyone and at Brownell Pottery we are already looking forward to spring and warmth (Right now it is snowing and cold outside!). Last summer we worked on a series of oyas that we created for our gardens. Oya’s are ceramic terra cotta pots that are not glazed (we glazed the lids:) to allow water to seep through the clay into the surrounding ground. We found these pots successful for the hard to water mounds such as zucchini and pumpkins.

We are working hard to increase our stock so look in the near future for a variety of sized oyas that we will be selling on our web site and on etsy!