A Passion for Porcelain

May 14, 2011 at 10:12 am (entertainment, fashion, news, people) (, , , , , )

In the days when I had some extra money (before leaving my job at a local college for “bigger and better pastures elsewhere…), I used to love looking in local Vermont shops for items of handmade pottery. I also haunted the stall of one woman whose “rehabilitated” (my word) antique linens were often made into sachets, pin cushions, or — if in great shade — were left to be the tablecloths they had always been.

So, yesterday, looking through the latest Bliss Victoria magazine, I was thrilled to see a North Carolina potter who makes “lace pottery”! Maggie Weldon has posted the Victoria article about her work online, and of course has an online store.

Pictured is her Starburst Bowl; I love the 3-dimensionality of these pieces. Maggie also offers some GORGEOUS glazes. (Who can resist sapphire or turquoise or the richness of red brick or the well-named patina?)

Wonder if she’ll come out with some tea cups some day? Then you could order some Jane Austen Tea, from Bingley Teas and have a bit of a party!

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