Monday, July 22, 2013

To have and to hold

Weddings are such sacred events. I thought a special cup elevated with tall legs might be appropriate to celebrate it~
Even a smaller wedding is pinnacle for some. I've imprinted the rims of these cups with a hand carved block of wood from India. It makes a deep imprint that even comes through the glaze.
I think I'll wear this to the wedding, a lovely summer dress by Ivey Abitz
The important thing is not to be late!
ride your fastest steed
and congratulate the happy couple. They are in love afterall.
(Don't forget a hankie)
xx
Julie
Lots of new things for Etsy........

woodland sconces

a spoon or two
and some tiny pinched cups . Very handy for throwing rice from........
PS The lovely and uber talented artisan, Nina Bagley will be teaching a class at French General in L.A. soon. Now I don't know all the details, but I think one of them will be about bracelet making.
To find out more fly over here: www.frenchgeneral.com/
I've heard wonderful things about this venue at French General. To see more of nina's wonderful work,
www.ornamental.typepad.com
xx
j

38 comments:

sandra said...

Hi Julie! Wow! Love all the new pieces and what sweet ideas for a wedding...I am in love with the spoon with bee and cup on it! But everything is precious!!!

Librarian said...

Love the colour of the dress, and the special cups on legs! Such a great idea to imprint some pieces with the wooden block, it looks great, almost like lace.

annamaria said...

How absolutely delightful! Love it all, and I am sure you will look smashing at the wedding, what a dress!;-)

Lisa Zinza said...

Ooo how I love your wonderfully whimsical creations!!! Details details details .. right down to the beautiful imprints ... L♥Ve!!!

Madelief said...

Love the things you made Julie. Especially the mugs. So pretty! There is a whole story painted on them!

Madelief x

lynne h said...

oh julie, these cups... you never cease to amaze and impress me...

xoxo (have a happy time at the wedding : )

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

How charming, I want the story to go on and on. This, and other pieces of yours would make a great little book.
xo Cathy

kathyd said...

i love everything you have made here .
lovely story to go with the cup.
i signed up for nina's class and can't wait . she is such a fun teacher.i hope you are having a good summer (:
kathyd

Valerianna said...

Lots of treasures here... beautiful dress!

Sabrina said...

Love,love,love,the footed cups! I'm hoping to make it to Nina's class,she's such fun!

Karen said...

Ah such treasures you create...
Love the dress. Enjoy the wedding. :)

A bird in the hand said...

I am completely blinded by the frock. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your blog is comfort food Julie. Love your wedding dress and gifts! So talented! Paintings and all!

Maria said...

I'm besotted with the just married couple in the photo. So young, so happy, so stylish. Gorgeous.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love that picture of happy couple is that your parents? Love your dress, I'm sure it will be stunning on you!

The pottery is just beautiful I really like the lacey look on it! I'm going to have to take a peek in your shop!

Have a great day, it's nice and cool finally here in the Northeast! A weeks worth of temps in the 90's to the 100's, and finally it ended!

Have a wonderful week!

millefeuilles said...

Dear Julie,

I MISSED your Etsy treasure stash sale. I suppose your creations vanished in the blink of an eye.

Is this the right place to ask whether it would be possible to commission a cup/mug from you for my birthday in November? Dare I ask you that?

Hugs from an admirer in France,

Stephanie

Susan Wells said...

Ooooo! I especially love your tiny flower lady bug details on the feet. How nice. I thought of you recently when I spent the night at a donkey farm. I had no idea. How sweet. And friendly they are. Makes me want to have a few of my own!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yes Maria, my beautiful parents on their wedding day, in my grandparent's back yard in Long Beach.
xx
julie

Pixie said...

Oh what joy....such beautiful magical makes.....xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh fantastic, Julie. Love the imprinting. Enjoy the wedding. x

Mary said...

Yes, I too love the imprinting from the wood block - everything you creative is so beautiful Julie.

Lori ann said...

love the photo julie, and always love LOVE everything you make. but woodland whimsical wedding might be the best. you will look beautiful in that dress!

jone Hallmark said...

I think your new wedding cups are magnificent
Have a wonderful time at the wedding.....

xo

leon10 said...

pretty wedding thing like the dress and the pretty tea cups with the hegehorn on it have a lovely day at the wedding leon10

Claire said...

Julie, I imagine you are never short of wonderful ideas and pictures to create?!

Love the stamps used on your new creations, adds an extra special element......
Lovely story (particularly the fastest steed part) and beautiful makes.

Your wedding outfit is stunning and I am feeling a little envious of everyone who is able to go to Nina's class. Another talented lady......
Everytime I read your blog Julie, it's like stepping into another world where everything and everyone is happy........what a gift you have.

CLaire X

NanaBeast said...

Dearest Julie,

The wallpaper behind your wedding snapshot caught my eye first thing. My childhood bedroom was papered with a similar paper - the pink and white without the bouquets. Then I looked at the happy couple. Your mother looks like A Character. A really fun one! I'd love to meet her.

The footed teacups with the woodblock imprinting are delightful! A great use of those Indian carving indeed. My favorite being the wedding couple cup.

Thank you for introducing me to Ivey Abitz clothing! I spent over an hour perusing the website. I think my jaw was dropped for more than 15 minutes. I'd say I was drooling, but in truth my tongue started to dry out, thus alerting me to my mouth-open status.
After going on about the lovely clothing, my husband told me to produce some art (he thinks I can "produce" art,) sell it and start buying myself some Ivey Abitz. Such a helpful man.

I sure love your little donkey figure. I love these sweet, gentle creatures. They are allowed there stubborn reputation. I am keeping my eye out for just such a little figure for my kitchen windowsill. Oh! Wouldn't it be wonderful if I found one with it's tail straight up a la Julie Whitmore!

The wall sconces! What a clever creation they be. Maybe I'll "produce" some art to sell and acquire the funds to get one. Or a fox figure. That is what I've been hankering for. I know, a fox wall sconce. I'll be contacting you if I make any art that sells. (Full disclosure: I am a crafter, not an artist.)

Guess what. My daughter's name is Nina. She married a Bagley 6 years ago come this Friday! Seeing her name in your post gave me a little jolt. My Nina lives here in Chehalis and works for us in our computer shop.

Lovely post, thank you!

Garden Celebrations said...

Hello Julie! I'm crazy about your "Going to a wedding" dress! You've created a lot of lovely new pieces too!

Aprilgirl said...

The beautiful imprinting on your new pieces is such a lovely Julie touch. Such a pretty dress...have a wonderful time at the wedding and all of the festivities. Love that vintage wedding photo. Happy summer!

Katey said...

Nina introduced me to your beautiful pottery. I'm quite in love with the sweet bunny and lambs you paint. You are an amazing artist!! Bless you for sharing your gifts! Nina's workshop sounds like a dream! Would love to attend. I am looking forward to seeing all of Nina's collection of your beautiful pieces.

smartcat said...

What charming creatures live in your world. The spoons are particularly wonderful.

Your dress is perfect for a summer wedding....hope all was perfect!

polkadotpeticoat said...

First your creations are of course the best and I love those wooden horses...Heidi
I hope your having lovely weather this summer enjoying your new kitchen!

Flutterby Patch said...

Can it really be a week since you did this post Julie. I read it several days ago but have been so busy squirreling that I haven't had time to comment. Just had to tell you I think the new embossed ware is an absolute inspiration. I know it will be a huge hit with collectors. Clever you. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing your next pieces. Eli x

green glamour said...

your blog is dream land to me hx

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful !!
Lovely post.

Nan said...

I love all your work, and I love the dress!!

Celia Hart said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog... I'm delighted to have been led to yours :-)
I love your frock! and your whimsical creations. You would love the English ceramics gallery in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge!!!

btw i think I must have driven near your studio on our Road Trip the other year - what a wonderful place to live!

leon10 said...

love the new story fairytale bracelets so cute!

pussman said...

Ooooh, if you ever want to swap with a bear? I'm willing ;)

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