Friday, May 29, 2009

a few more garden treasures

here's some more fun garden goodies, new birdhouses fresh out of the kiln...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

a little bling for your summer garden...

here's some new garden lanterns i just finished. these look super great with a lit tea light in them. perfect for your back deck or line your steps up to your patio.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a new place to find lily pottery...

I'm happy to let you all know that there's a new place on Main St downtown Greenville that is carrying the lily pottery line...Mast General Store! I'm very excited to have my line of jewelry picked up by them! Earrings, necklaces and rings are currently for sale in the store, but save the date: SATURDAY, JUNE 20th Mast General will be hosting a Lily Pottery Trunk Show! I will have EVERYTHING on display in the store 11-4, June 20th. I'll post about it as the time gets closer, but for now, mark your calendar and if you're strolling down Main St, pop into Mast General and take a peak at my jewelry ;)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

in love with Wonder Cabinet

I found this delectable artist on etsy...i just can't get enough of these specimen prints that she creates on old book pages! dreaming of a framed collection in my sitting room...check out Wonder Cabinet's etsy shop here...

Monday, May 25, 2009

always remember...

a deep and sincere thanks to all the service men and women who have and are serving our country. we owe so much to you.
Always Remember
We bow our heads in silent grace;
Proud to stand upon this place.
To honor those who we love and lost;
Whose lives were taken at such a cost.
Through the pain and sorrow, for all the brave and true;
To always be remembered by me and by you.
To heal the minds and hearts, of those who still live;
Always remembering what they had to give.
Live your lives with pride in hearing what I say;
May God bless and keep you on this and every day.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


well, there's a new addition to the rings in my line. the pottery pieces is smaller, but in a bezle and the band is still wide...they are adjustable and sterling silver plated. if you have an opinion, let me know what you think...i always love to get feed back on new pieces...;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


i saw the coolest stuff at Blue Spiral! my friend Jen and i were totally freaking out at this new artist we found George Peterson. he creates these massive sculptures using recycled skateboards! how cool is that?!?!? he says this about his work:

"my aim with the skateboard series is to celebrate the iconic nature of the skateboard as well as the creative/destructive energy that goes into forming the raw material i start making art, skateboarding is a very creative and personal outlet. it is also inherently destructive; boards get worn down, cracked and broken. it is a subtle and unintended type of wood sculpting. this work is about layers: it speaks of the utility and beauty of wood, the culture and byproducts of our modern world and the visual/textural language i've developed through my work as an artist"

some of his other pieces were recycled wood, then he uses rusty nails, wire, waxed linen, chisels, chainsaws, fire and all kinds of other found objects and methods to add detail to his work. i think since i have a little brother that longboards and skates, his stuff was like jumping off the wall and speaking to me! i was totally and still am in awe of this guys work...

old skateboards he's painted and carved into...

these are old skateboards with broken edges, this thing was like 4ft wide! super cool!

how fabulous are these? i'm speechless!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

headed to Asheville

me and a friend are headed to Asheville today for clay supplies and a little inspiration...we plan to stock up on studio goodies and take in some fabulous art at our favorite of my most favorite places i go every time i'm in Asheville, is the Blue Spiral Gallery! i'm taking my i'll post about my trip...
this is one of my favorite artists that shows at the Blue Sprial, Vicki Grant...her work is out of this world amazing!

Monday, May 18, 2009

new mushrooms in my etsy shop!

over the weekend i added some new mushrooms to my etsy can check them out here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

open today...

My studio, as is open this Saturday 11-3. If you don't have plans...come see me ;)
Art and Light and Knack are open too!

for those of you looking for the perfect graduation or wedding gift...i've got some goodies that just might help you cross finding that gift off your "to do" list :)

happy weekend!

Friday, May 15, 2009

raku firing

yesterday in my class at the Greenville Art Museum, we raku fired. i had a blast doing it! it's always fun for students to see raku firing. it's so dramatic and the pottery that come out is gorgeous! here's just some photos of the fun we had...
our tools...

lighting up the burners to heat up kiln!

suiting up! i'm wearing a welder's apron and face shield to help deflect the heat and flames

we open the kiln doors at about 1800 degrees F to pull out the pots...

the pots are glowing red when we pull them out. you quickly place them onto a pile of combustsable material, (we used straw)...

once the pot is placed in the bed of straw, we throw more straw on top then quickly cover the pot and straw with a metal bucket. this creates a crazy atmosphere under the bucket which develops the flashes in raku glazes.

after about 30 minutes of cooling, we lift the buckets to see the treasures underneath! we place them in a bucket or sink of cold water to cool...

...when we take them out of the water... viola! these are a few of my raku pieces from yesterday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

gnome homes

these happy little homes are something new i've been working on in the studio. i have affectionately termed them "gnome homes" i love to think that if i put them outside in my garden the friendly little gnomes that guard my gardens would make these fun pots their abode. they could also function as a birdhouse as well. whichever you'd like to use them for, i think they'd make lovely additions to your outdoor spaces.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

3 years!!!!

wow! today is 3 years ago my husband and i said "i do"...3 years of wedded bliss to my best friend!! i can't believe how fast time flies!

i am so thankful for my sweet, loving, and amazing husband! happy anniversary to my sweetie!

two new mushrooms

these 2 little guys came out of the kiln last week...i think they will call some of my outdoor potted plants their new home...

Friday, May 8, 2009

mama dearest...

It's Mother's day this weekend, and Lily Pottery and Art and Light will be open this weekend to help you with last minute gift ideas for your mother. We will be open this Saturday May 9th, 11-3 for your shopping convenience. We have a little treat for you this weekend as well, for every purchase you make you will be entered into a drawing to win a massage compliments of At Peace Therapeutic Massage , and a haircut compliments of Wilson's on Washington! Whether it's mom you still need to buy for, or you just might need to treat yourself, come see what we have for you...

for the "accessorized mama" lily pottery jewelry

for the "red hot mama" red small neck bottles

for the "artsy mama" framed felt tree

for the "entertaining mama" teapots and mugs

for the "green mama" a terrarium with sculpted mushroom

for the "modern mama" sculpted mushrooms and pods