Spinning Dirt!

For the past several months, Olive has been taking pottery lessons with Jeff Blanford, a Nationally recognized ceramicist. We have admired his work for years and are most grateful to be spending time with someone with his creative and positive outlook on life, creativity and nature.  What fun it has been!! We will try and do a better job of keeping up with future projects, each one is more exciting than the next. In the meantime, we will take a trip back in time and post some of her work for you to see until we catch up with where she’s at :0)

The focus of the studio time is learning how to throw pots on the wheel but we have taken many side journeys, learning about crystalizing metals, glazes, glass and many other forms of art. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Always by her side, Jeff is an incredible teacher, always attentive and grounded, but allows Olive the freedom to explore clay in ways she will learn the best. 


Practice, practice, practice!!
The first try at painting stripes. Tricky!
Learning how to paint near perfect stripes on the Griffin Grip! 
A lovely cup with stripes – ready for the kiln!

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