Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Mrs. Chip » Nov 3rd, '09, 10:17

Littlepig2 wrote:Thank you for the drop by Mrs Chip. It is getting closer to Christmas and ah yes I am busy. . .I have several terracotta teacups and teapots fresh from the kiln but pictures will have to wait. Mean while I do have these little half ounce ones made from the image of hedge apples.They are the little gifts to be included with larger purchases from http://www.littlepigpottery.com/

Kewel idea, looking forward to seeing your new creations! Than 8) ks again!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 4th, '09, 12:00

Careening through today with a couple pictures of my terracotta babies. They are such silky things & I am quite taken with them. :) ImageImage I hope you all like them to.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Nov 5th, '09, 14:04

The hedge apple wan-s and guinomi-s are sensational, whimsical, and yet they have a serious side to them. Looking forward to seeing more from you! :D

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 6th, '09, 12:46

Chip wrote:The hedge apple wan-s and guinomi-s are sensational, whimsical, and yet they have a serious side to them. Looking forward to seeing more from you! :D

Thanks Chip for your comments. They give me good courage. I have attempted to direct message you. I also have tried to DM Smells familiar and those messages are sitting in my outbox so I am trying this route. :?

I'm headed for the studio now--got some porcelain hedge apple cups to check on and got a kiln with some terracotta teacups waiting for me.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 7th, '09, 11:24

Yep--these are not for tea but I had to post anyway. :D Image

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » Nov 7th, '09, 13:41

Very beautiful LP! Those oranges are outstanding!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby bonjiri » Nov 7th, '09, 23:58

Littlepig2 wrote:Careening through today with a couple pictures of my terracotta babies. They are such silky things & I am quite taken with them. :) ImageImage I hope you all like them to.


nice new yunomi

slabs ?

cheers jean !

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 9th, '09, 19:57

Thanks for the drop in Cory. Yes slabs & thank you.

Meanwhile I am going through a type mourning as the 09 hedge apple season is almost over. Hence this poemImage
Grandmother Hedge Apple

Since last December had waited
until—again--it was fall.
Every morning I walked past her—Grandmother Hedge Apple.
Looking and waiting for her to release
Her lumpy and beautiful fruit.


Through November I waited.
Until that week—
The week it took four men to cut her down.
During those days I held vigil
For she was a great one
And needed my view as much as I needed to see her.

Her cut open trunk filled the air with spiky fragrance
And I found
I coveted her mass—wondering what things could be made
From her stringy orange flesh
And could only imagine what fires she would make.

When the stump grinders had gone
I went to the mound of fruit at her roots.

Of all the hedge apples I've held in my hands
Those tender green childrenImage
They were the ones I loved most.


Jean Ann Bolliger
© February 2004

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 21st, '09, 20:05

I see my little subject line is losing altitude in the artisan section :shock: so I give you a picture of one of my latest slab terracotta teacups. More hedge apple tea bowls are coming Image

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November Hedge Apples

Postby Littlepig2 » Nov 29th, '09, 21:48

I took a hike the day after Thanksgiving on a new trail. It was a quiet and lovely place and there were (of course) hedge apples.
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I came back the next day with camera to record the years progression. Most of the fruit is on the ground with a few fallen into shreds
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I am particularly fond of this fellow who is the last hanger onImage
At the end of the day I did come home with one more beautiful fruit for one more plaster cast for 2009. I am thinking on the logistics of doing a small hedge apple tea pot.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby ginkgo » Nov 30th, '09, 04:21

these hedge apple are astonishing ! never see these fruits before and...the texture is funny and inspiring for ceramics wares..... are you working something about that ? it can be intersting...

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby bonjiri » Nov 30th, '09, 14:05

jean

can't wait to see fruit inspired 'little pig tea' wares

u gearing up for a firing ?

cheers
cory

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby IPT » Dec 1st, '09, 03:33

I love your hedge apple tea ware. They sure bring back a lot of memories.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Dec 1st, '09, 10:53

Thank you all for the drop in. I do love these osage orange/ hedge apple creatures. I was also quite taken with your reference to these fruit as being astonishing Gingko. Yes quite! I've been around them for a while and I still find them astonishing.
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Oh yes cory I am gearing up for a firing this Thursday and have a few hedge apple bowls making that trip. Some are porcelain and I am most curious to see how they turn out!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » Dec 1st, '09, 12:46

Ohhhh porcelain!!! Can't wait to see those!

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