Friday, February 28, 2014

Re-kindling a love of pottery.

I've always loved pottery but found it so expensive to collect. I have recently discovered a few treasures in thrift shops so I think now I can start to hunt down some interesting pieces. I found this beautiful butter dish in a thrift shop in Almonte last week. The name of the artist is Ruth Swanson. She and William Mason own Sunspots Pottery in  Owen Sound. Here is their website.
It looks very comfy next to my bowl that I purchased from Empty Bowls in Perth, Ontario.
It is freezing cold today but the sun is shining bright.
Since putting my african violets in the center of my table they have rewarded me with beautiful blossoms.
They receive hours of sunlight here. 
You can see that we still have plenty of snow here in Ontario.
With a forecast of a colder March than usual it will be a long time getting rid of it.

Lily doesn't mind though. As long as she has her cat bed in the sun-puddle and plenty of wood stacked for the stove, she's a comfy cat. I just may join her.

hugs, Deb


  1. I love handmade pottery ... so wonderful ... and a story with each piece!

  2. All very lovely ! My African Violets are in rest period right now but my Cactus's are in bloom ! It is cold down here but the has been shining and from what I see will be shining all next week to . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

  3. I share your love of pottery. This is one of the reasons that I started taking my pottery classes. I'll never be an artist, but I love making the stuff... and that blue you bought is my favorite color. It looks like a slate blue, but is probably a mixed glaze. I get a sort of grey blue when I mix celadon green with slate... and do this a lot. Also love that pic of Lily!

  4. Are African Violets safe for cats? I have never had them because I thought they weren't. Lilly is as white as the snow :)

  5. That pottery does look appealing.

    Lily seems pleased to have the sun shining.

  6. Your plants look so nice. I would love to have some but Marty and Ralphie either dig them up or chew on them and I worry about that. Lily looks so content in the sun spot. Hope spring comes soon for all of us!
    Marty's Mom

  7. Lily looks like the snow outside. I love the blue pottery.

  8. I looooove pottery! I will check out her website!

  9. Love the pottery and it's one of the things to do when the weather changes--visit the North Carolina pottery studios. I'm with Lily; just wish the sun would show its face here today, XOXO

  10. Great find, Deb....good hunting!
    Love all the violets together....can't wait to see what is happening with mine♥️
    Stay warm.....
    Linda :o)

  11. I have always been drawn to pottery. Love the glazes on your pieces. Oh yes, sun puddles are Charlie's favs these days also.