Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a summery table setting to warm up the holidays

I love this custom table setting with eight white platters, large organic bowls in mustard, and small organic bowls in pale green. Each bowl has a different summer image in the bottom: either a grasshopper, moth, butterfly, shell or flower. All together the set creates a summery atmosphere, even in the cold of winter.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

beachcombing collections from quercus design on etsy

I am obsessed with multiples of things, and collections (that’s why I keep making more and more ceramics), and was immediately drawn to this work by Quercus Design. The serenity of the found objects arranged in a grid is soothing to me, like applying order on a chaotic world.

The above images can be purchased from Quercus Design’s Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

wee t's: popular for the holidays

wee t’s being fired in the Big T kiln

all these are custom orders! fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

wishing you a yummy thanksgiving

photograph by Helene Dujardin

A very scrumptious Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart With Mascarpone Cream, from My Tartelette. That’s what I’m making for this Thursday, served on gleena dessert plates, of course.

How about you? Any special family recipes?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

u r the 1

I love this wedding commission, the idea came completely from my client. It just makes me smile. The couple’s names and the date of their wedding is on the bottom of the plates. I can see them having tea and cake on every anniversary.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

sweet little things

Sometimes a few simple words will remind us to look around, to notice, and to be present.

The pendants are hand-formed porcelain, each one is unique. They are glazed on one side, left naturally smooth on the other. They feel a little bit like ocean-washed pebbles.

Monday, November 15, 2010

blues, whites, with a touch of pink,
at Lori McLean in New York City

Lori McLean’s lovely store is located in the West Village on Grove Street between Bleecker Street & 7th Avenue, click here to visit the website.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

roly polys and organic bowls at
Gayley Gardens in West Hartford, CT

Visit them in person at Gayley Gardens: 32 Orchard Road, West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 313-8010

Monday, November 8, 2010

eternal summer dessert plates and 16oz mugs
at Dona Flor on Newbury Street in Boston

Please visit Dona Flor’s store, it's lovely, and filled with gorgeous handmade ceramics from France. For more information and directions click here to visit Dona's website.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

beautiful new cookbook from Gentl and Hyers Photography

Andrea Gentl and Marty Hyers have been creating beautiful photographs for many years. Their Clean Start Cookbook images are stunning. I love the variety of hand-made ceramics used to show off the food. A few gleena pieces made it in, too. To view more images from this book, please click here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

gleena in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living

Great Finds opener, gleena’s orange dessert plate is in the upper left.
Photograph by Raymond Hom.

Dessert bowls with an illustration by Cynthia Treen.
Photograph by Marcus Nilsson
Styling by Ayesha Patel.

Serving platter with an illustration by Cynthia Treen.
Photograph by Marcus Nilsson
Styling by Ayesha Patel.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

sunday, october 24th, gleena at sowa

click here for details
weather will be mostly sunny, in the upper 50’s.
* don’t you just love their graphics?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

gleena and Harney & Sons

I have been an admirer of Harney & Sons Fine Teas for a long long time. I was first drawn to their exquisite packaging, and then got hooked on the superb tea. For a few years I have been wanting to send Harney & Sons my wee teas, thinking that the two belong together. How serendipitous it was that I met the Harney family at The NY Gift Fair? And here is the result of our meeting: a Harney & Sons wee tea alphabet, with the names of the teas Harney & Sons carries. The perfect blend of my graphic design experience and my ceramic inclination. My favorite project to date (and a dream come true).

To see the cups in person, visit the Harney & Sons Tea Tasting Room on Main Street, The Railroad Plaza, Millerton, NY.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

platters and more platters

For what seems like months and months I have been making platter after platter. Sixty of them to be exact. Whew, I had no idea what I got myself into when I took the order. They are all finally done, thanks to Big T, my new kiln. When Bethanie (the old Skutt kiln) could only fit 4-5 of the plates at a time, Big T fits 15. And fires them all using less energy.

I want to do some fancy photo shoot with this many platters before I send them to the client. It would be fun to set a really long table...

Monday, September 27, 2010


This Cities of Europe bus scroll from TransitDesign reminds me that I have not traveled in Europe for a very long time. I’ve been to eight of these cities, I think Barcelona is next on the agenda. Soon.