The inspiration behind Backwater Bay comes from growing up a mile from the ocean, in a Historic Seaport City, my mother called…The Gateway to the Cape!
East Beach…New Bedford, Massachusetts, my playground!
I start with a bag of B-mix clay (a combination of porcelain and stoneware.) I love the texture of this clay, it’s so smooth, and really nice to work with. I roll the clay into a slab using my slab roller, and then add the texture. Then once that’s done, I cut out the pieces I need to form each plate.
I love my slab roller!
Backwater Bay brings me back to my roots, to New England, my home. It brings back memories of rocky coast lines, the smell of the sea, summers spent at the beach, building sand castles, collecting sea shells, swimming in the ocean, the smell of suntan lotion, and ice cream cones. But most of all, it brings back memories of time spent with my family, and the people who I love.
The texture, and design reminds me of ocean waves.
I love it, and I hope you do too!
I love the way this glaze hugs the texture and magically changes in my kiln, from shelf to shelf. Making all the pieces…one of a kind!
I’m calling this color…Stormy Sea!
The off white plates are called…Sand Dollar!
And now, they come in square!
New rectangular trays, and coming soon…platters!
I’ll be testing new glazes, so come back and check them out!
Oh, I almost forgot! A big thank you to my husband for coming up with an awesome name…Backwater Bay! Thanks Honey…I love it!!!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful work & Pictures. This collection will be a huge success!! Keep up the great work!!
Thanks Jim! I hope so! I like it! 🙂
Gorgeous work! So evocative of the seaside. Could you tell me what cone you fire to?
Thank you so much! I fire to cone 6.
Terry Marcus says
Your work is beautiful! Love the Backwater Bay collection. So organic and the indigo color is spectacular!
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you love it.