Thursday, October 29, 2015

More Fall Shows!

I have two more shows to go and plans in the works for a home show that will share a day with Whimsical Women who have a craft show just down the street.  Please check my events page for all the details.
The one coming up next is the Carolina Pottery Festival in Shelby  This show is all pottery and is in a very nice venue.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Valle Country Fair October 17

This Saturday, Valle Country Fair- The place to be!  This will be my 31st year as a vendor at this awesome fair.  Lots of great artists, music and food.  The weather should be beautiful and there are still leaves left to see.
Make sure and drop by my booth and check out the discontinued and seconds table for great deals on both earthy and Fiesta pieces.
Valle Country Fair Facebook Page

Monday, February 9, 2015

New Keepsake Urns for Jack Bouchard

My friend ordered a couple of keepsake urns for her children to have some of their father's ashes with them.  It was my honor to create these for a sweet man and great guitar musician.  Both his children are good guitar players, especially his son who has taken playing on with the same enthusiasm as his dad.  On these, I added some bees wax around the lid gallery so they could be"sealed" to some degree.
This one is for his son.

His initials are on the back as an expression of love for his dad.

This one is for his daughter

She has children and I added their initials here.  There is a heart with her initials and "Dad" on another side.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I love to cook and get inspired by big cooking project.  When I heard about turducken, it became an obsession to create one.  Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken, all boned and a different stuffing between each bird.  I chose a recipe that had andouille sausage between the turkey and duck, spinach between the duck and chicken and cornbread stuffing in the chicken.  I added a lattice of bacon on top of the turkey.  LOTS OF MEAT!  I realized my broiler pan wasn't deep enough and I didn't have a roaster, so I got creative and made one.  This is a Pampered Chef style pan with no glaze so as I use it it will become seasoned with a lovely patina.  Now for sale by special order.  Even if you aren't up for turducken, this is a great roaster that is lovely enough to grace the table without taking your meat onto a serving tray.
Beckett Pottery Turducken Roaster- 16" x 17" x 2 1/2"- 120.
I didn't have a bat that large to throw a round pan and opted for this teardrop shape with a spout at the small end that is great for pouring off excess juice.  This held 25 lbs of meat total.
The finished bird ready for my 27 guests.
Very cool to just cut into 3 birds with no bones to deal with!

My crowd had no problem pretty much finishing it off!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Great Idea from Random Acts of Art!

One of my galleries, Random Acts of Art in Naples FL, sent me a link to her blog where she featured my brie baker as a hummus dip container holder!  Perfect fit!check it out here 
Being in Florida, she buys my fiesta colors, but here is the piece in Autumn, along with a cracker tray.