Food and Pottery at the farm

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Every week, I head over to Powisset Farm in Dover, Ma to pick up my CSA share.  This year marks my fourth year as a member. Driving onto the farm is therapeutic… it’s beautiful barn, vista of green fields and bountiful gardens, and, a farm crew that is always upbeat and cheerful.  I’ve never left there in all my time not feeling happy that I am part of this community.

IMG_1742This Saturday, my potter friend, Sue Brum of Hog Wild Pottery (who is also a member at the farm) will set up tables filled with our pottery to sell and enjoy a peaceful day chatting with new and old friends alike.

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We’ll be in the barn, near the farm stand from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Here are some pieces I will be selling that work well with the food in the farm stand and in the CSA share…

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perfect bowl for a salad of corn and tomatoes

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double dip bowl for salsas

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egg separators for baking with farm raised chicken eggs

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spoon rests for all the cooking you do

 

Stop by the farm this Saturday, September 20th between 10am and 5pm to learn about functional pottery and how it works well with local food and flowers in a farm to table approach to living.

 

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“Making Waves” – An Artist Challenge

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“Making Waves” – An Artist Challenge, opens with a reception on Thursday, September 26th from 6-8pm at the Dedham Community Theatre.

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The Challenge:  “MAKING WAVES”

“Waves… on the water, to a friend, in the status quo. How do you like to make waves? Whether it is causing a stir or literally making a splash in water, this Artist Challenge asks artists to shake things up a bit, we want to see how you can make waves! ”

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Here is the story of my piece….

I grew up on an peninsula of land north of Boston and as an adult, I spend most summer weekends at the beach either south of Boston or in southern Rhode Island.  Water is part of my life. I enjoy watching the waves, the sunsets over the water, boats, and exploring the beach.  Collecting sea glass is one of my favorite things to do.

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I wanted to make a piece that would hold the sea glass I collect, remind me of the lighthouses that I love, give the illusion of rocking like a boat in the water, and incorporate the movement of a wave.

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throwing to create the space for sea glass.

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trimming to create the desired effects: reference to light house shape and illusion of rocking movement.

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glazed with crushed sea glass and ready for the kiln

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complete!

This is a one of a kind piece. It will be part of a bigger exhibit that opens this Thursday, September 26th at the Dedham Community Theater.  Immediately following the reception, my piece will be moved to the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery across the street from the Theater where it will be on display and for sale with the other three dimensional artwork. Two dimensional work will remain at the Theater for the duration of the exhibit.

For more information of this and other artist challenges.  Visit the Dedham Square Artist Guild!