Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Theme Day, Creative Artisan

It's May Theme Day over at City Daily Photo Blogs, 
and we are featuring creative artisans from around the world!
 I chose to feature POTTERY from just up the road, and that 
works well with the letter "P" at ABC Wednesday. 

Becky Blaylock is the creator of beautifully unique pieces of clay 
at Earthquake Pottery in Valley Grande. While the retired teacher
 claims her first work "looked like an earthquake hit it" 
(hence the name of her business), she soon became skilled
 not only with the technique but with new ideas for incorporating
 God's creations from nature. 

Below, maple leaves soak in preparation for producing a leaf print
 in the plate at bottom. Note the ferns as well.

 Sometimes, Becky teams her talent with Simply Making It of Marion Junction 
to produce soap dishes for Laura Spencer's homemade goat's milk soap.     

Linking to City Daily Photo Blogs Creative Artisans Theme Day
where the letter of the week is P!


Tanya Breese said...

beautiful work and you and lulu are so smart getting your abc wednesday posts in too!

Lowell said...

Very nice theme day post! And she is quite an artisan. My mother worked with pottery when she was young and did very well, too.

Ann said...

Earthquake Pottery is a fantastic name for a shop. I love that she includes Gods nature in her creations. I do love pottery.

Anonymous said...

We're ankle deep in clay at home too, it seems.

Gerald (SK14) said...

a great way to combine both themes

Kara Claflin said...

She does beautiful work. Very nice.

Meghan said...

That leaf plate is beautiful! I need to get back into ABC Wednesday. Nicely done.

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive pottery!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Barbara Farr said...

Beautiful work.

Kate said...

Potter and Pottery. . . what could be more artistic?

magiceye said...

Lovely takes on the theme!

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful images...and you have really captured the concentration required to create pottery...a steady hand. Nicely done!

Buck said...

Wow, gorgeous! I wish I could do that. I love the look on her face as she works through the clay. Nice contribution to the theme!