Shelby Living Magazine

•August 31, 2018 • Comments Off on Shelby Living Magazine

I was honored to share a bit of my story and my art with Shelby Living Magazine, published in June of 2018. You can read about my experience with clay by clicking on the following link:

http://www.shelbyliving.com/called-to-clay/

 

The White Collection

•September 25, 2017 • Comments Off on The White Collection

Dinnerware and servingware sets from The White Collection will become available in November, 2017. If you’d like to place an order, you may text me at 205-540-6187 or shop at The Cook Store of Mountain Brook and Alabama Goods of Homewood, Alabama. Turn-around time for special orders is currently 4-6 weeks, depending on the size of the order. Enjoy browsing through the gallery and price list on this website to put your wish list together for the holidays!  IMG_5709

The House for Hope Children’s Charity

•September 12, 2017 • Comments Off on The House for Hope Children’s Charity
House for Hope in Franklin, TN in March, 2017

It was an honor to be chosen by Designer, Lucy Farmer from Lucy’s Inspired, to showcase Gidge Black Pottery at the House for Hope Children’s Charity in Franklin, TN in March, 2017!

Aromatherapy Pendants

•February 15, 2016 • Comments Off on Aromatherapy Pendants

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Aromatherapy pendants can be purchased with an adjustable leather strap to be worn around the neck ($25 for an Image of God necklace that comes with a card and cloth bag and $20 for all other necklaces). Just add a drop of essential oil to any porous, non-glazed spot on the pendant.

Some pendants have a shiny glaze surface on the front, in which case the oil would not be absorbed and would need to be dropped on the unglazed back of the pendant and allowed to absorb into the clay before wearing. You may also choose a pendant that is stained on the front, rather than glazed, in which case the oil can be dropped on either side. But in both cases, be sure to allow 1-2 minutes for the oil to absorb so that it stays in your pendant for you to enjoy throughout the day. (My favorite oil is Stress Away by Young Living but any essential oil can be used and switched out every day or two, though I would recommend waiting a few days between switching oils, due to the lingering fragrances of the previous oil used.) If you would like more information about purchasing and using essential oils, just send me a message through the sidebar and I’ll be glad to answer any questions! I’ll be adding more pendant styles over the next few weeks so be sure to check with me about the current selection!

2014 Alabama Clay Market

•March 1, 2014 • Comments Off on 2014 Alabama Clay Market

The 3rd Annual Alabama Clay Market was a success! Please watch for upcoming shows where you can find Gidge Black Pottery.3rdAlabamaClayMarketposter

Antiques at the Garden

•October 1, 2013 • Comments Off on Antiques at the Garden

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A 6 place setting of my dinnerware collection from The Cook Store will be on display and available for purchase at the Antiques at the Gardens Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Oct 3-6, 2013. The pieces in this collection are glazed in Iron Saturate, Oyster Shell, Moss Green and Autumn Leaf.

Antiques at the Garden features many artists from the region, as well as, architects, landscape designers and interior decorators.  The hours are 1-5 Thursday, 10-5 Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 11-3 Sunday.

Come shop and be inspired!

2013 Alabama Clay Market

•February 7, 2013 • Comments Off on 2013 Alabama Clay Market

Hope Necklaces

•October 4, 2012 • Comments Off on Hope Necklaces

  These necklaces and key chains were inspired by my close friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout her exhausting chemo treatments, she inspired those around her with her  positive,fighting spirit (as did my Mother-In-Law who was also diagnosed and treated for this disease). Friends and family wanted to show our support and these necklaces provide a way for us to do that. Half the proceeds of the pink ribbon Hope necklaces go to breast cancer research at UAB.  Any of the necklaces can be made-to-order in the color designated to a particular cancer type. With so many of our lives being affected by the disease of cancer, together we continue to fight for a cure!

 

Image of God Pendants

•May 24, 2011 • Comments Off on Image of God Pendants

I was at a weekend Prayer Retreat when I experienced something so moving, I knew, immediately, that I would use my clay in an effort to share its impact  with others. The speaker was well educated in world religions and passionate about human spirituality, as a whole. He shared with our group that when the Hebrew Name of God, YHVH, yod-hey-vav-hey, typically pronounced, “Yahweh,” is written vertically, it takes the shape of a human being. He then had each of us pair off to face one another and draw the Hebrew Name of God on each other’s bodies, from our foreheads, down to our feet. While we each drew these Hebrew letters on the body of our neighbor and had them drawn on our own, we did so very slowly and thoughtfully, while our guest speaker invited us to see ourselves as the Name of God, the Image of God. He also encouraged us to see others in this same way, no matter what their belief system or how kind or hurtful they may  be to us.

He told us of a Jewish legend that says each of us has an angel who walks before us calling out, “Behold the Image and Likeness of God” and invited us to see one another in this way, honoring our own angels, as well as those that accompany every human being around us. Because I wanted to keep this visual with me in a tangible way, I drew the Hebrew Name of God onto clay and created this pendant to be worn or carried as a reminder of the Image in which we are ALL created. When I visualize this symbol on myself and others, my heart opens up with gratitude and compassion for myself and all living things, rather than judgment and indifference. We are ALL treasures and I hope to share that message with you in this way. Having this pendant with me is a lovely reminder of the legend of the angel standing before each of us and everything in nature, announcing, “Behold the Image of God!”