Thursday, July 9, 2009

whitney smith

Last year at the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, I fell in love with the work of a bay area potter named Whitney Smith. I bought two pieces (see below) - I went back two days in a row, buying one piece the day after. I am on Whitney's mailing list and she let us know she will have some new pieces. So excited to check them out! This year's festival will be this Saturday and Sunday (7/11 - 7/12) in Newell Park in Palo Alto from 10am to 5pm. I can't wait! There are other potters that I look forward to seeing too - but Whitney is my favorite.

I tell you this because Whitney Smith has a wedding registry. I am SO going to register with her (although my fiance thinks a $130 cake plate is ridiculous). I tell him that it is art! Lovely ceramic art! Although I am not sure I can wait for a wedding registry... it is too far away! I will post soon with what I want to register for. On the short list are a cake plate, a creamer and sugar set, and the scalloped dessert plates...

my bird plate

my bird bowl (my mom has it in brown and teal)

my fiance's mom got my mom this sweet little pomegranate bud vase

full disclosure - I took ceramics in college, and again in grad school... I know my love is not rational. It started after a trip to Italy in college on a study trip. Piles of pots!

p.s. If I didn't mention it before, although I am from Louisiana and getting married in New Orleans... I currently live in the San Francisco bay area.

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