There is so much coming up in bloom every day right now. Because of our super-mild winter this year, everything is about three weeks ahead of normal. Since I am as much gardener as potter these days,
|FAWN, TROUT OR DOG LILY (ERYTHRONIUM Tuolomnense "Pagoda")|
THIS YEAR'S CROP IS THE BEST EVER. THE WILD OREGON LILY IS NOW IN BLOOM
Photo: Judi Dyelle
|Marbled Earthenware Bowl - Tang Dynasty China - Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.|
Colored clay use has been in sporadic, irregular use through a little over a thousand years. The Lidded Chocolate Pot below was made in the Stoke-upon-Trent or Potteries area of England in the mid 18th Century. Chocolate was one of the favorite beverages of high society at that time.
Salt-glazed Agateware Chocolate Pot - Staffordshire - England - Circa 1750 -
Collection of the Chipstone Foundation.