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Recent Acquisitions

This past winter, Hubs and I set out to get our crafty on. While mine never quite materialized as I’d hoped (turns out I’m not a learn-in-a-group-setting type of knitter; I really just need someone to sit beside me, regularly, and tell me what I’m doing wrong), Hubs’ certainly did.

Shown above are several of his creations. Oh, the shapes! The colors! The glazes! I just love these little “pinching bowls” he made, as he calls them. His intention in creating them, it turns out, is for me to use in photos, here on small measure and for other writing I do. He’s one of the keepers, this man of mine!

For Father’s Day, I purchased him an intermediate ceramics studio lab, beginning mid-July. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. I’m starting to think there’s really nothing he can’t do!

9 Responses to Recent Acquisitions

  • Beautiful! And I love your gushing over your man. It's so romantic. We need more gushing in this world. 😉

  • Erin says:

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous!

  • What a great gift idea! Those bowls are beautiful.
    I'm married to a “Jack of all trades” guy and am always amazed at how many things he can do. :)

  • jenni says:

    Beautiful! He definitely has it!

    I want to dabble in ceramics myself one of these days. Knitting too. But we'll see. My crafty ideas are much grander than my crafty capabilities most of the time.

  • Apseed says:

    It's amazing! I tried once my hands in ceramics, but did not succeed.

  • Holly says:

    Much like you, I'm not a learner-in-a-group-setting type of gal. I gave ceramics a go, and failed miserably. But, these… they're gorgeous!

  • Melissa says:

    They turned out beautifully….if you ever make it to the Piedmont Triad area, you can sit in with my knitting group and we'll be happy to show you how it's done…you'll have four teachers and one you…not a bad ratio.

  • Indio says:

    Not bad for a first time attempt at wheel throwing. It took me about 2 years before I kept anything I made. Centering the clay to get a cylinder shape is not as easy as it looks, especially as you try to thin the walls and pull up. The studio's glazes are lovely. Considering he has such a good eye for color, I'm sure he will come up with some interesting combinations.

  • SouthernGirl says:

    What lovely bowls! Just knowing these are handmade with such love makes them a treasure. I always enjoy how you brag on your man! What a blessing.