Alex Apland pottery mug

Alex Apland's pottery beams with a natural love of the outdoors. Her sweeping mountain landscapes, shadowy treelines and coastal beach motifs are unmistakably inspired by the Pacific Northwest surroundings where they're created. The PNW is a region I hope to explore someday, until then, I will satisfy my wistfulness with lovely ceramic testaments to it's... Continue Reading →

Birch Forest mug-Callahan Ceramics

Featuring a sea-inspired mug for my recent pottery post, I mentioned needing a tree adorned piece to complete my collection of natural elements. It felt like kismet when soon after, Callahan, the talented potter of Callahan Ceramics asked for customer requests on upcoming designs. I quickly piped up that a birch tree scene would be... Continue Reading →

Pottery by M mug

I must be succumbing to a case of handmade mug madness, hence the second pottery post this month. All I can say is, it's been quite fun following and discovering artisan potters and finding a piece that makes a joyful addition to my collection. I spotted the mugs from Pottery by M a few months... Continue Reading →

Callahan Ceramics: Constellation mug

As my forty-first birthday approached with little fanfare (we were busy celebrating other happy family milestones) the lack of festivity instilled in me the need to treat myself. With no New York City celebration to ring in my new decade as it had last year, I settled for a quiet morning sipping coffee on our... Continue Reading →

Jake Ford Ceramics: Rainy day Mug

Hello all. It's early on, but the way 2018 is progressing makes me want to crawl into the nook of this photo and not come out until Spring. Conceding I'm provided books, tea and plenty of pup snuggles, of course. If there's one thing I know that perks up dreary downcast Winter mornings however, it... Continue Reading →

Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and Wizardry

When I proclaimed I'd increase my tea consumption earlier this year, I meant it. Notwithstanding the considerable slow down over the summer, as I require a chilly night to truly enjoy a warm cuppa, I have elevated my tea game and branched out with a few flavored blends. Why yes, that is the one ring... Continue Reading →

Pitch Pine Pottery- Mountain Mug

Well, this was bound to happen. If you read and follow The Redolent Mermaid for any length of time, as I have, you'll come across her pottery posts. Once finished ogling Julie's incredible handmade finds, investigating the artists' shops inevitably occurs. Taking a step on that path leads to another step of following the artisans... Continue Reading →

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