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It’s clay, not wood, but looks like bark. Faux, like “fake.” If this administration has its way, a lot of the real trees will be history. The flower is real.

I was in a store once many years ago where the poor sap was selling plastic picture frames that he called “fox wood.” Thought that was a kind of tree.

Fifteen dollars each for the vases.

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These two matching (more or less…) pourers look like milk and will handle milk or other liquids just fine. I really worked on shaping the spout on the pot. Usually I have attached one.

Fourteen and twenty dollars respectively.

This a big, heavy bowl taking up all the space on the table right now.  It made me think of the ‘healthcare’ initiative dreamed up by the Republicans. That’s right — it’s still empty.

In a matte white glaze and others brushed on. It’s twelve inches across. Seventy-five dollars.

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It’ll be right here.

Pottery sale at my house
3828 Illinois Avenue NW

Preview Friday evening
12 May — 6 to 8 pm

Sales Saturday and Sunday
13 and 14 May — 1 to 5 pm

Email for more information: melatar@yahoo.co

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It’s a “basket” because it has such a humongous (bamboo) handle, which I bought years ago, and moved around on my shelf about a thousand times. I finally made a pot to fit it.

Glazed in Malcolm’s shino with patches of other glazes brushed on.

Thirty-seven dollars.

 

Hat, gloves, credit card reader…

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This is “earth print bowl” because it looks as if it could be a weather map of the whole world at one time, including the molten core. It has multiple glazes on an altered surface.

For sale tomorrow at the Upshur Street Art and Craft market for $32.

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Winter’s coming. You’re going to need nourishment.

I recommend a healthy food and maybe a new hobby. Make sauerkraut, or kimchi, or other fermented stuff. (Very little work on your part, may I say.)

These crocks include small weights inside, for adding to the crushing action that turns cabbage into kraut.

The prices are $45, $55, and $65 according to size and I have more.

 

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“We drink from wells we did not dig. We warm by fires we did not kindle.”

You get it — be grateful for the things that have come your way that you had nothing to do with.

Can you add lines to this prayer? I have more in my list, but want to extend this motif further. Send me a line in this pattern and this rhythm: approximately eight words, strong verbs, referring to a necessity of life that we mostly enjoy because of the efforts of others.

Thank you. Thank you.

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Pottery Show and Sale
Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 December
 
Lisa Swanson and Carol Herwig
3928 Illinois Avenue NW (my home)
Washington, DC 20011
Saturday: noon to 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm
Come see and touch. Everything is locally made in Washington, DC.
Watershed Clayworks  202 368 7427