Tuesday, January 24, 2012

food & wine magazine

                                       photo by Con Poulos

I opened the current issue of Food&Wine magazine (February 2012) to find two of my pieces featured in their "Star Chefs' Dream Recipes" story.  The top image is a Mario Batali recipe for grilled polenta with spinach and robiola cheese.  The bottom issue is an Alice Waters recipe for hummus and whole wheat flatbread.  The 10 chefs featured in the story have banded together to create the Chefs Make Change coalition with the goal of supporting farmers, fighting hunger, and helping at-risk kids.  Jessica Romm, the style editor at Food&Wine, styled these images that were photographed by Con Poulos.  Thank you Jessica, and Con, for using Elephant Ceramics pieces in your shoot!

Monday, January 23, 2012

heritage radio network

I was invited to do an interview on "The Food Seen" for Heritage Radio Network which aired on January 17th.  It was so much fun!  The interview took place at Roberta's pizza in Brooklyn where the radio station has a recording studio in the back of the restaurant.  During the interview I looked out onto the dining room where people were eating their pizza!  I got to talk about my childhood, my time as a magazine editor,  why I decided to open a prop house, and what inspires me to make my ceramics, among other things!  After the interview I joined my husband at the bar where we were treated to a delicious pizza. The host of "The Food Seen", Michael Harlan Turkell, is a very talented food photographer and, until recently, was the photo editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan magazines. You can still hear my interview thru the archives on HeritageRadioNetwork.com. Some other great interviews by Michael, that you can access thru "The Food Seen" archives, include Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, Ditte Isager the photographer behind the NOMA cookbook, Lotta Jansdotter,  and Jessica Romm Perez and Fredrika Stjarne, who are both editors at Food&Wine Magazine.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

winter inspiration

Repeatedly I find inspiration at Reid State Park, one of my favorite spots along the Maine coast. I shot these images as we walked along the beach on a very cold, sunny day right after the holidays.  The texture of the rock formations will serve as inspiration for some glazes I will be testing over the next several weeks.  This week I will be filling two kilns with test tiles for a variety of glazes I've been working on.  I can't wait to open the kiln at the end of the week to see the results!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy 2012!

I'm excited about 2012!  How about you?  I have so many ideas to add to my Elephant Ceramics collection....shapes, colors, sizes.  I feel very lucky to be able to hand make my pieces and very fortunate to have so many enthusiastic customers who like my work!  I want to thank all of you for your kind words over this past year.  I can't adequately express how much all the comments you leave thru my mailing list, and this blog, have meant to me.  I'm constantly amazed at your generosity of spirit and true kindness!  Thank you!!  Wishing you all a most beautiful New Year!