When I opened my blog this morning I realized that I was still enjoying the late summer sun in the garden at the time of writing my last post. I can’t believe that it’s been more than a month since I shared my last update and I’m so happy to be back! ArtisticMoods had a little blog break. I decided to do this so I could spend more time on my ceramics, which I felt needed more of my devotion after a year in which so much has happened. I was a bit nervous about the break, but I must say: I’m glad that I did it.
Before I start sharing art I love again, here’s an update on what I’ve been doing in my blog break:
All about ceramics
Usually I spend half of my week behind the computer and the other half at the ceramics studio. I love the combination of writing about art and working with my hands and wouldn’t want it any other way, but the break allowed me to put my mind on my ceramics entirely and get hooked into creative flows without having to worry about other to-do’s for a bit. I enjoyed my days so much! I got to explore things that I’ve been wanting to try for a while, came up with some new ideas and designs and and just felt super inspired altogether.
Lots of pots made their way to the kiln and you can find a selection of my favorites below (not all of them were created in October but very recently). I have also started creating bigger pieces and I’m continuously trying to include new patterns in my designs. It’s combining all the different things that I love most about working with ceramics. From big items to tiny pots, dishes and, my favorite new project: ornaments! I created a collection of tiny faces with patterns to flourish up the Christmas tree. They allowed me work with lots of patterns and and seeing all the different characters being born was such a treat! It’s always a bit scary to add new designs to my shop, but I was super thankful to see that all the ornaments sold out when I included them in my shop yesterday and oh yes, I will be making more!
Altogether, October made me even more determined to continue my clay adventures. The warm and positive responses that I have been receiving via Instagram mean the world to me. Studio Noot & Zo is a wonderful place to work from and I have been receiving so much support from owners Suus & Ralph throughout this year. It’s thanks for all of this that I get to spend my time on ceramics and I appreciate it a lot!
To see more of my work, you can follow the Pottery Parade on Instagram. I also announce all my shop updates there which currently happen about 2 times a month. (You can find a direct link to the shop here)