I’m so excited to announce that a brand new collection of pottery just went live in the DGD Pottery shop on Etsy! In case you’re just catching up, this is my second shop update since launching earlier this month, and includes a whole bunch of fresh-from-the-kiln work that I made over at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio. Scroll on to learn a little bit more about the pieces in this new collection, and then click here to grab your favorite before it sells out.
Last month I started a pretty intense glazing class with a handful of other members taught by Jake, the co-founder of Make Waynesboro. I learned so much about different techniques and all the various ways a person can make their ceramics pop with hand-mixed colors, wax relief designs, and carving into glaze to create crisp lines.
The little white dish you see above is an example of my after-hours experimentation with wax over bare clay with a glossy white surround. I love the minimalist look and think this miniature bowl shape might just be my favorite to make and use around the house for things like jewelry and keys.
I’m excited to share about two new cups with floral carvings this go-around—one a subtle blue-on-blue look, and the other has a neutral, earth-toned vibe. The latter actually went up last-minute earlier this month when I launched my Etsy shop, and has already sold out, but the dark blue one is still available here.
I also included some new watercolor-inspired work in this latest shop update. That plate above is easily my personal favorite of the entire series. I’m so drawn to the almost translucent look of the glazes, and how they layer over each other. I also feel like I’m getting closer to nailing the asymmetrical look I’ve always been aiming for with this series. See how the colors are sort of more to one side than the other? It just looks more abstract and organic to me, and is definitely something I want to try doing intentionally in my next batch of watercolor pieces.
Another piece that snuck its way into the first collection and has since sold out is the mint “You Got This” cup. I’m absolutely smitten with that color and the calligraphy look, though, so I’ll definitely make more for later in the season. Do you have any particular sayings or quotes you’d like to see on a mug or tumbler? Do tell in the comments and I’ll work on making it!
Oh, and as for that curvy bottle with the dashes? I’m in love with that one, too! So much so, in fact, that I tried the same look on a new bottle that I made last week, so don’t worry if you miss out on it in this shop update. There will definitely be more added to the shop with this design soon.
The two vases you see pictured above and below are some of my most ambitious pieces yet. I can’t take credit for their designs, of course, because I based them off of the work of Hsin-Chuen Lin, but it was a lot of fun to give these Asian-inspired silhouettes my own flair. It will be tough to part with them, but I’m hopeful that someone out there will appreciate the concepts and shapes as much as I do. That would make it so worth it.
So, there you have it, folks! Click over to Etsy here to shop the new pieces in Collection No.2, and feel free to let me know what you think (or what you’d like to see next) in the comments below. I’m still just as infatuated with pottery as ever, and can’t wait to get back to the wheel.
I’m also planning on creating a whole series of Christmas ornaments, which should be available in the shop just in time for your holiday decorating and gifting. Stay tuned for that, and thank you so much for your support—it means more than you’ll ever know!