Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Pottery Shop

The past month has been busy! Besides fighting a summer cold that left me with little energy and a linger cough, I've been working on the real life garden and on the Greenleaf Dollhouses Spring Fling, a garage and an add-on room. The first thing that came to mind when I saw these nifty kits was: Shadyside Pottery! One of Lloyd's former students, Charlie Bohn, now a successful potter, has a studio by that name in New Orleans, and the name has always brought a smile. Charlie was generous enough to lend the name. Any resemblance between the two studios is purely coincidental.

Shadyside (mini) is a small rural operation with an outdoor wood-burning kiln. The garage area has been converted to a studio, and finished pots are on display and for sale in the adjoining room. The potter is between firings. The results of his most recent firing are on display while he begins to make more pots in the studio.
See more detailed photos in my gallery at the Greenleaf Dollhouses Forum.
A word about the kit: it is one of Greenleaf's new lasercut offerings. It's pure joy to work with the lasercut wood. No splinters, smooth edges. It will be hard to go back to a die-cut kit after this. If you have a chance to try the lasercut kits, do it!