Palmeida’s Lace

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Palmeida’s Lace

palmeida machado palmeidas lace ravenhillpottery.etsy.com(urbane)jpg

I’d like to introduce you to Palmeida Machado

The inspiration behind Palmeida’s Lace, my husbands grandmother!

She was born on July 26, 1899…on an Island called Terceira, also referred to as the “Ilha Lilás” (the “lilac” or “violet” island), it’s an island in the Azores archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the larger islands of the archipelago, and is the location of the historical capital of the archipelago, the Azores’ oldest city.

The girl on the left, is my husbands mother Laura and the girl on the right is his aunt Rose.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Palmeida gave my husband and I…a very large collection of her handmade Portuguese lace, for our wedding. A lace bedspread, tablecloths, table runners and a lot of doilies!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’ve kept them well-preserved over the years. I actually only used one small table-cloth to cover one of my grandmothers vintage tables.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I started making pottery in August of 1990, and in 1991…I dug out the plastic bag filled with Palmeida’s lace and took just a few small doilies out…to use for texture. I used them for a while, then I stopped for some reason. I’m not sure why? I guess I wanted to try something different, and then I probably forgot all about it. I’m bringing it back now. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a heart dish in Indigo Blue

It came out great! My husband loves it too, it’s his favorite color.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love this glaze!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a close-up view

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s one in cream

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On this one…I applied three coats of violet underglaze, washed it off, leaving the underglaze in all the crevices. Then I glazed it with a clear gloss glaze.

It’s so pretty!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A true family heirloom from me to you!

Advertisements

New Heart Dishes

I love these new hearts dishes!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love black, and I love this color combination.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Each handmade heart dish is made one at a time, making each one unique and slightly different.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I think they’re elegant, sophisticated, and chic!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

See the difference in the design!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I think I’m going to make one for myself!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is what the bottom looks like. I glaze the top and sides only, leaving the bottom completely unglazed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And here it is in purple, on white stoneware/porcelain mix clay.

I love this color too!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So pretty!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The bottom!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m going to try some in red, and electric blue. Then I’ll try some rustic glazes and see what happens.

What color do you like?