Functional pottery made in Wisconsin

Functional pottery made in Wisconsin

Monday, October 23, 2017

life in stanley year one

well, it's been a year almost. and we are surviving in stanley wi, learning life in a little farming town has many blessings.
still doing some shows with Barry's baskets, and I'm learning the art of hand dyeing wool fabric. still selling my pottery that I had left on my etsy shop and adding wool listings too.
we have lovely neighbors, quiet street, (no more state hwy out our door) and a tidy little cottage with a new furnace/ac and many updates that we had put in prior to moving. we are blessed. the town has things like a rodeo with bucking broncos and cowboys, a fun library and a great pizza place.
stay tuned for more .......

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New town, but still wonderful pottery!

After 20 years at our studio outside of Saint Germain, we had an opportunity too good to turn down. So now my pottery is only available at

It's been a frantic last 2 months, so now we continue to unpack into a small cottage in Stanley WI. And learn to live in a friendly town with neighbors who love the area. Now we live on a quiet street rather than a busy highway. We still will be doing a few art and craft shows, but not selling out of our home studio.

I will soon start posting some pictures of our new cottage and the town.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Night is a Strawberry: Hot Chocolate and Regret

This is a blog which brings to life the stories from my favorite author, Louise Penny.   

The Night is a Strawberry: Hot Chocolate and Regret: by Libby Armand Gamache felt he could nod off. His socks were now dry and slightly crispy, the mug of hot chocolate warmed hi...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 2016, wow, winter is here.

It's finally deep into January and winter. Milder than most years for which I am very grateful. This past week Saint Germain has been having below zero temps, and with a strong wind so I'm not out walking in the woods much. It's been just enough to go out to the studio (unheated) and pack pottery to ship out.  But what is a blessing from the cold is that it usually means clear skies. Blue skies and long shadows under the trees.

Winter time means time to get my accounting stuff ready for the tax man, sort thru receipts and have new empty folders for 2016. I love having Quicken for my business checkbook, since it makes it so easy to print off end of year reports!

And with the slower winter time I can work on unfinished quilting projects.  This is called "Evelyns Album" and is from the quilt shop Primitive Gatherings of Menasha Wi. Wool on flannel, hand stitched flowers by my daughter Amanda and handquilted by me. Very cuddly.
So now it's time to finish a few other projects and start playing around with some bread recipes.
Stay warm.