“A Table Shared”


“A Table Shared”, the theme for this Potters Place show and sale, conjured up the conversations we share at our family table based on the answers to “What did you do today?” This sugar and creamer set was created after a trip with my husband to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a tour of the new American wing.

Museum of Fine Arts

Inspiration for the carved pattern came from this inlaid piece of furniture. It is one of the pieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s New Wing for Art of the Americas.  “The new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing’s 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.”

sugar bowl and spoon

The lidded sugar bowl and hand built spoon.

carved tray

The carved oval tray

carved pitcher

The wheel thrown carved pitcher.  This little gem holds about a cup of cream (8oz).

Together they make a beautiful set that celebrates the memory of traveling from home and bringing conversation back to the family table to enrich others with the knowledge.  The family table is a place where one can share, learn and connect.