Some of my students are back to classes (yay!) where we mostly wear masks and use the air purifier while we are together. Generally we can ignore our masks and still find ways to be creative and find joy working with mud, tools, and glaze. Here is Elaine measuring with calipers to try to make a lid for a pitcher (for her parents' teapot; the original lid broke). Eri Joanna is back! Last here as a student in Sept. 2017. Olga is shown here (and in 2 video clips) trying out doing a thinned glaze application on the wheel: This is Olga (unmasked, so before the Pandemic) experimenting with using paper as a mask to build different levels with slip, then removing the paper before firing. I appreciate how Olga tries out new techniques.
I am integrating my racial justice activism with my craft (pottery) now = craftivism ( about my craftivism ... some finished work here ). All proceeds from sales of my pottery (and pottery classes) will be donated during the Pandemic to mutual aid groups in the Boston area, and other organizations helping folks who are struggling with food insecurity and more, due to the Pandemic. Video of throwing demos and explaining compassion/donations. I am working on adding more pieces and prices to this blog (I removed many sold things...or things at Five Crows ...as of Dec. 2021) For now, assume price range of $15-40 each if not otherwise noted. Things that are pictured together do not need to be sold as a set unless that is noted; the numbers are just noted for communication purposes. All are food safe and dishwasher safe. And lovingly hand-crafted. Softies : heart cup & matching bowls (#6) (the large bowl has a slight crack at the rim from firing...maybe you can see it at the top of
I took in new work on 12/13/21. Here is my current display: As of 9/26, the pieces below (and more) were available to be purchased at Five Crows in Natick (some still are there as of 12/12/21). The prices are different due to the needs of a retail environment. (I receive 50% of the proceeds the store gets, and I will donate all of that to folks who are food insecure, etc., due to the Pandemic.) I will show the new prices as: (5C $). This work includes my craftivism and compassion pottery. This bowl is called Stand Up after a book I wrote using my hubby's, Phil's, photos. It is about what we can learn from trees for our work as activists. (sold) Big Heart for Equity #52 (sold) Compassion Cup #53 (sold) Compassion Border #54 (5C $40) I have learned that folks in marginalized groups often don't feel seen (in our white supremacy culture). And they get judged for what overs in their racial group do/have done negatively. All groups (including groups of white p
These are great for gifting or keeping to remind yourself/others of someone or something you care about. You can write a message on the back, if you want. Reminder Stones are smooth and can be carried in a pocket or set in a convenient spot. A very popular item. All proceeds go to folks who are food insecure or struggling due to the pandemic. $3-5 each; you chose how much you want to contribute. (at Five Crows $6) thank you for Activism, Equality and Equity Om (for centering, mindfulness, meditation...self-care) miscellaneous letters, designs, spirals (these are now being sold by Uni-T in Natick) This is a fundraiser, so you can decide how generous you will be in the price ranges I posted. I can take payment with Venmo (SJoyD), PayPal ( paypal.me/dagworks , pick "friends and family" not "service" please!), cash or check. (I would prefer to not have to mail these, so let's talk about options, especially if you know me. You could pick up from my studio in Ash