Tuesday, May 24, 2011

eunju kang

My dear friend, Eunju, is one of the most talented people I know.  She is a master printer and painter.  For a period of time she also owned a company called Eunco which produced cards, stationery and wrapping paper featuring her artwork.  Having taken time off from her company to raise her son Luke she is once again thinking about reviving Eunco.  This past weekend she hosted an open studio at her work space in Long Island City where I took these photos.  Being with Eunju, and being surrounded by her work, makes me very happy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

hungry ghost food + travel

all photos copyright Andrea Gentl

These gorgeous images are by the very talented photographer Andrea Gentl.  If you love food, especially the soulful kind that is fresh picked and local to where you are on the planet, and if you love traveling to places where cultures are old and still intact, then you will not want to miss visiting Andrea's inspiring new blog called Hungry Ghost.  Often she includes recipes in her posts.  These images are part of her Honey Hoarder post which includes a recipe for fresh ricotta.  Andrea writes "honey is a vehicle or the starting point for inspiration when it comes to cooking.  I am usually first inspired by the flavor of honey, then comes the food.  You can't go wrong with a combination of fresh ricotta and honey."  I couldn't agree more and cannot wait to try this recipe and combine it with some of our local honey in Maine.

Thank you, Andrea, for letting me repost these beautiful images!  And thank you for featuring elephant ceramics!

Monday, May 9, 2011

cloud white pieces

These are my newest pieces out of the kiln.  I'm using a lovely new matte white glaze over a heavily grogged clay.  I've been searching for the right clay to make a collection of more rustic pieces.  I'm really happy with the result so far.  Let me know what you think.

a little obsessed with spring

Last weekend we met up with parents in Pennsylvania to do a little antiquing in Kutztown and Adamstown.  The top three images are of a road (very close to the Rodale Institute) which is lined with crabapple trees.  As you can see they were in full bloom.  What I wouldn't give to live on a street lined with flowering crabapples!  The bottom four photos are of our flowering Redbud tree on our terrace in Brooklyn.  I planted this tree maybe 5 or 6 years ago, and now it is quite tall.  The flowers last only a couple of weeks which is way to short for me, but well appreciated.