Friday, April 30, 2010

Sanford Pottery Festival

Please come by and see us at the SANFORD POTTERY Festival 
  May 1 & 2, 2010
At the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street, Sanford, NC
visit www.sanfordpottery.org for more information.

There will also be a wine tasting and chocolate event!!! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Window



John planted some new "deer resistant" plants in our garden.  The top is Silver Swan Euphorbia and the second is Blackbird Euphorbia.  The way it puts out its flowers is really incredible.  Keep your fingers crossed that the deer don't like them. (the pics are not mine - but I wanted you to see what kind they were).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Window

Please join us at the 2nd Annual SEAGROVE POTTERY FESTIVAL, being held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex,
Greensboro, NC

Friday, April 23- 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, April 24 - 9am - 6pm
Sunday,  April 25 - 12pm - 5pm

We are booth #62.  Come by and mention that you read this on my blog or FaceBook and we will give you 20% off!!!!

check out www.seagrovepotteryheritage.com for more information on other potters.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Window

This is one of John's pieces that came out of the kiln yesterday.  I just love the texture that he has added to it.  The piece is slab built and has a Blue Rutile glaze.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Father of Nations


Father of Nations is finally finished!  I was able to cast Barbie heads in different colored glass.  They have copper wire fired into them and then I glued them into his head.  I hope the image isn't too obvious, but I did want a literal meaning.  He has a strong square jaw, but such caring eyes.  He is the mate to Birth of Nations that sold back in December.  She had cast GI Joe heads.  I think they make a great couple.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hike down to the river

Since my studio is near the Haw River, we usually walk down there everytime we are at the studio.  But, today we had a visitor, which was nice.  Check out his blog at http://mygameitsyourmove.blogspot.com/2010/04/all-about-haw-river.html He got some good pictures while we were there today. I will have to steel some pictures from him.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gluten Free Monkey Bread

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package dry yeast
3 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour (Bob's Red Mill)

 topping:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I didn't add these because my son does not like nuts.)

icing:
1 1/2 powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; heat until butter melts.  Cool to 110 degrees.  Add yeast; stir until dissolved.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Combine flour and milk mixture in a large bowl; stir until blended.  Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Note: gluten-free flour will not rise the same as regular flour. Therefore, it will be more dense than regular flour.

Shape into 1 1/2" balls.  Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Dip each in melted butter and then roll in brown sugar mixture.  Place in a 10" non-stick bundt pan.  Mix any left over butter with the sugar mixture and spoon over the top of dough. Cover for 45 minutes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes and then dump out.  They will not stay in a nice ring, but will be more like donut holes.

Mix three ingediants for icing and spoon over top.  If you like the icing thicker add more sugar.  Keep the icing in the refrigerator after making.

ENJOY!

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