Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Pinched Pottery

There's a very well done new Lark book on pinched pottery by Susan Halls.
That teapot on the cover is pinched by her, and there are other very well explained projects inside.
There's work in there by some one you know too...
Mugs, cups and bowls. Pinched one and all
Inspired by the Susan's book, I made my first pinched plates.
They were fast and fun.

I graduated from regular cereal bowls ........
to big cups with feet.
then legs! In the book is a large bowl with base that Susan will be teaching . I've heard her classes are sensational. This is a book I wish I had when starting out.  You can get it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and its released on 1-7 of this week.
 When not pinching, I've been painting this fox. Very proud of the first turnip of the year from his vegetable garden.
Happy New Year! May you harvest many turnips from your gardens,

and loads of plums from your 


A bird in the hand said...


A pinch of this, and a pinch of that, and a happy new year!

Colette xo

Dog Trot Farm said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Julie, as always lovely pottery...Sending greetings from Maine, Julie.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh Julie, how wonderful that your work is in this lovely book! Congratulations on having it published. I love the pinched pot on the cover too.

All your creations are wonderful as always...foxes, feet and plums...all of it.

Happy New Year to you!!!

Lori ann said...

i will have add that book to my library! congratulations julie!! so well deserved.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how wonderful! i love making pinched pottery! we are going down to -15 tonight and a snow storm is on it's way. i am so excited!

Frances said...

Every one of these images has made me smile! Thank you so much for adding to a fine start for a brand new 2014.

You have a very charming style that clearly grows from a love and knowledge of nature. I am looking forward to seeing what you'll create in 2014.

Thank you also for the tip on the book.

Susan Wells said...

Oh! How I wish I was the plum on the tree that the Lamby is nosing! Congratulations on the book. So many more eyes to enjoy your work!

Lin said...

Oh, I do recognize someone's work in there. How wonderful!
And GREAT legs, BTW. :)
Happy, Happy New Year, Julie!
~ Lin

Librarian said...

Happy New Year to you, too, dear Julie!

Pinched pottery for me means pottery that has been nicked (stolen), but of course I realize that "to pinch" has a totally different meaning in this context :-)

Maria said...

You and the fox have much to be proud of - and, fox has very good taste in wallpaper.

Happy New Year, Julie!

Anonymous said...

I noticed Mr. Fox's lovely wallpaper as well. Such a wonderful storyteller you are Julie.

It is a wonderful looking book, and I imagine a wonderful feeling as well, to be start your new year being acknowledged for your charming pottery in such a way. I enjoy the Lark publications very much.

Congratulations Julie, and a very happy new year to you. I wish you peace and happiness.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Lena and Maria, that wallpaper is a snipped of an old one I have, I just changed it around a bit, mainly the background color was pink and I changed it to grey;
I wanted the star of the show to be the turnip and wanted a moodier bit of nighttime colors......

Aprilgirl said...

Oh, your new painting is just so charming! Loved seeing that your fabulous work is featured in the new book. Happy New Year!

littlemancat said...

Your beautiful work is so wonder-full! I love everything - and the blues in these recent paintings are amazing. Thanks for your posts,

Mary said...

Congrats. being focused in the book Julie - just lovely!
I love Mr. Fox - and the glass conservatory in the distance.

Your work is so delightful.
Happy New Year and here's to your new creations for 2014.
Mary -

Vicki Boster said...

Oh how wonderful for you dear Julie to have your beautiful pottery creations featured in the book-- every one is exquisite. Such beautiful colors in the paintings---

Congrats-- you belong in this wonderful publication--


A Mermaid's Tale said...

Happy New Year Julie! I love the hand-built quality of your pottery, but for me what makes each and every piece you create so beautiful are the delightful paintings of flora and fauna you so sensitively portray. x

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

That's fantastic! Bravo! Your work is wonderful and inspiring.

flowers on my table said...

How interesting I didn't even know there was such a thing as 'pinch pottery'. Congratulations on your book appearance, very well done. The pottery is gorgeous and I love your fox painting. I have been reading about Brer Fox and Brer rabbit to my daughter, and your painting just reminds me of it.
Happy New Year to you, love Linda x

Madelief said...

Dear Julie,

A Happy & Healthy and Creative New Year to you and your loved ones.

Your pinched plates and bowls look lovely! I am a great admirer of your 'dreamlike' pottery. Congratulations with your work being published in the book!!!!

Madelief x

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I am always so in awe of your work! It is so lovely and unique! Keep up the pretty work!

Katherine Dunn said...

COngrats on the press- well deserved! Did I ever tell you I was a ceramic major in the beginnning, Love clay. My thumbs started to go even when I was young. Hope to get back to it in my later years. Love the fox!!

felicity said...

Your work looks wonderful in the book! Seeing the pinched pots makes my fingers itch to have a go.My son came home recently and told me of his pinch pot he'd done at school, I think he's very proud of it and I can't wait to see.
The very Best Wishes for the year ahead, Flissx

Linda Starr said...

congrats, I love pinching I must pick up this book for my library

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Look at you my published friend! How happy I am for you! Your plates are beautiful & your painting of Mr. Fox is gorgeous.

My nephew goes to Pratt in NYC & works in the ceramics classroom, I'll have to ask him if he's done this!

Keep warm in sunny Cal, we are basking in 50+ degree temps on the East Coast . . . after that miserable cold snap! ;)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Happy New Year Julie! Congratulations on being featured in the 'Pinched Pottery' book, such lovely work. Also really like your moonlit fox painting. Lesley x

Katey said...

Congratulations!! But no surprise to see your work in this lovely book because we all know it is so very deserving to be there!! I have plans to own more of your work and had two pieces in my cart & couldn't remember my paypal password!!! How could I let that happen?!? It is funny now. I know it now & I'm ready! Your work is beautiful & a treasure to own.

Helen Philipps said...

Your pinch pottery is beautiful, and how lovely the illustrations of your pottery look in the book....congratulations! Wishing you a very happy and creative New Year.
Helen xx

nina said...

congratulations!! I miss our talks... and I see a friend in one of the photos... xo

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