Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Bud Vase with double swell, olive speckle matte crystaline, Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
|Calm a book by Dr. Arlene K. Unger|
On our recent excursion to Barnes and Noble we purchased this book "Calm", after flipping through its pages and connecting with one of the passages written on page 89, titled "Butterfly Mind". An inspiring visualization exercise to help us with multi-tasking. They suggest to try this visualization next time you are trying to multitask, or for me it would be when I have so many ideas and things I want to do that it is is hard to start or know where to begin.
The visualization begins... imagine many different butterflies all flying around and you have a net and want to capture one to take a closer look. You try to net one in flight, you swipe from one to the other unable to catch any because they are too quick and agile. Visualize focusing on one beautifully colorfully patterned butterfly resting on a flower, you block out all the others and gently put your net over this one butterfly, you can now take a closer look, admire it and then release it back into the sky.
This visualization resonated with me, and so this book came home with us and I am continuing to enjoy reading through the rest of the book.
We are preparing for our Holiday Open House coming up on December 10th and December 17th. A few other Seagrove Potteries are participating. We are looking forward to our "One more Hurrah" before the end of the year.
|Butterfly Tile, 4"x4", made by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
|Matte crystalline vase, Bruce Gholson, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
This vase, made by Bruce Gholson, is a crystalline matte glaze with a buttery shade of yellow and emerald green rim. The piece measures 8.24 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide, $145.00.
We thought we would try showing some of our crystalline vases that we have available in our pottery shop. The Buy Now button below leads you to paypal where you can purchase the vase. We don't have the shipping calculated as we would like to be able to charge you the exact amount that it will take to deliver the piece to you (plus $5 for handling). We could send you a separate invoice when we find out the shipping cost. If you live in North Carolina we could hold the vase for you to pick up or ship it to you, we will need to add 7% sales tax. This is all new to us so if you do purchase this vase please hang in there with us as we are working on figuring out this process. Our phone number is Bruce's cell- 336-302-3469.
You will need a paypal account to use this way of purchasing the vase. Otherwise please call us or we could send you an invoice.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
|Bruce Gholson, Cup, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
We love books. Our newest addition to our collection is "Song Writers on Song Writing" by Paul Zollo, the book is full of interviews with 62 song writers about their inspirations, how they approach creative solutions, and some of their history. I did immediately look through to see if they had interviewed Robert Hunter who wrote songs for the Grateful Dead, but alas he wasn't included. I became familiar with this book via a share by David Rothenberg on Facebook. David Rothenberg has written books such as "Why Birds Sing" and "Whale Music", and the book that had immediately caught my attention is one titled "Bug Music, a book we purchased a couple of years ago. We love our books. I love being surrounded by them. My attentions jumps around from all the things we do during the day. We may not read all of these books from beginning to end but we love to be surrounded by them, and I love the feeling I get each morning when I wake up and look at our book shelves and see all the titles on the spines.
The post that David Rothenberg shared the other day was a link to a blog called Brain Pickings about the Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen. In the blog Brain Pickings, some of the posts referred to the interviews from the book "Song Writers on Song Writing." We enjoy learning about the Creative Process and perspectives on this subject. We engage in the creative process everyday, and are interested in what are some characteristics of the brain that are associated with creativity.
|Samantha Henneke, Cup, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|