June 29, 2015

The Village Potter...A French Home

 All In The Details Of Collecting And
Creating Pottery.

 Plain and simple clay becomes my objects of desire.
 Spending time around clay creating plates I like to call
roadside pottery that feels authentic and natural to add
raw materials to my French country home.

The firing kiln temperature allows me to use them
everyday. 
 I love how they add traces of me being the village potter to
my home. Quirky and mismatched in shapes and size, 
rustic and romantic, the time-worn feeling brings
rural France to my home.
Inspired by Pottery

29 comments:

Méa Strauß said...

Doré, these one of a kind plates match so increadibly with the antique pieces. They are so natural, without Chi-Chi and they add drama to this all - with pleasure one can eat from them.
Lay a table so noble and so rustic at one time.
Wonderful, Doré, I am happy for you :) Your friend Méa

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dore,
I loved your chosen words "Quirky and Romantic", yes, yes, yes!!! Exactly why I plan to purchase a set from you. High firing insures safety, crucial for everyday use on the table. I respect how you research before just jumping into making pottery. I love the mix of rustic, refined and textural ... so this makes my appreciation for your talents ever so much greater. I can imagine a yummy homemade (mine) French Pear Tart served on your charming rustic plate. Hint, hint, hint, hurry them to your etsy store mon amie.
xoxo,
Vera

DD's Cottage said...

I too love the quirky and romantic look of your pottery! you are a true artist and it makes me happy to read your posts.

chateau chic said...

Yes, your beautiful pottery adds not only so much character and charm, but a touch of that Old World French style that is the essence of your beautiful home!
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

Dore,
So much charm and character added to your home with your beautiful pottery. So pretty and unique.
Kris

Karena Albert said...

Dore, I love seeing all of your naturally shaped pottery pieces, the plates are so wonderful along with you other collection and assortment of pitchers and tureens!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena
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Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Dore - Your plates and collections are so beautiful. And soulful!! What I love most about pottery is its humble charm. Simply irresistible. Cheers, L

Sally Somervill said...

Dore they're wonderful! I love how they mix in perfectly with you antiques and elegant French style.
xo Sally

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Goodness, Dore...the pottery is gorgeous! I do adore pottery and have a fine collection that's colored. I'll have to post about it and thanks for the nudge.

Rhonda said...

The sweetness of your talent, those pottery dishes are incredible. Sigh...my wish list continues....xxxx Rhonda

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, I just love your one of a kind creative touch to all you do. The pottery is just another medium for you to explore and conquer!Each piece is a work of art that blends beautifully with the old. Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Dore! I love your collection! How are you? It's been awhile!


Hugs,
Jessie

Jade said...

How I looooooove these plates........it goes with country living and even with a french castle! So beautiful and full of romance! Have a wonderful summertime and thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog........it makes my heart sing!

With love, Jade

michele said...

i'm in love with them too, dore. perhaps i'll take a class locally and give it a whirl. this is truly imperfect perfection. peace to you...and pia! how is pia bleu these days?

Lisa said...

So good to see another blog from you today! Love the simple and earthy look of this pottery you made. They go so well in your French style home with all your rustic elements. They are perfectly imperfect as someone said and I love that! I would enjoy eating on them for sure! Simply beautiful! xoxo

handmade by amalia said...

Charm is the word that comes to mind.
Amalia
xo

Pura Vida said...

I am not one bit surprised how great your work is. You are a natural

Suz said...

It takes years of collecting to get this look. Still it inspires. I remember my mother having a collection of vintage white china and ironstone. I have a few pieces but not nearly as nice and photogenic and useful as yours.

Little Farmstead said...

I love these plates and that they are made with your own two hands - inspiring love and creativity. Your home is one-of-a-kind magic. You've captured the feel of rural France and rustic living at its finest! Enjoy your summer day Dore! Thank you for sharing your works of art with us! Xo, ~julie

must love junk said...

Dore, your pottery collection is just gorgeous! I love the 'whimsy' of mismatched pieces, too!
Susan

Victoria said...

Your pottery is absolutely beautiful Dore and more importantly, your beautiful spirit shows through in your work. Thank you so much for always visiting my tiny blog and leaving such lovely words...never judging or criticizing but just being beautiful:) Both inside and out:)

shehimthem said...

Dore!! I have missed your blog and writing so incredibly so, glad and excited to be back! The pottery is the epitome of beauty and perfection, I love it all! Such a day dream.... xoxo

Bente said...

Dear Dore. Your plates are so beautiful and one of a kind. Love your work. What a beautiful post under here too. Your home is so beautiful.
Hugs from here

HWIT BLOGG said...

A beautiful collection of a lovely pottery...
Always so much inspiration here!
Love,
Titti

Kelly said...

Those plates look so pretty! It's pretty neat that you made those yourself!! I like how they look when stacked. Their unevenness makes them more interesting.

lynn cockrell said...

Your pottery creations in clay are gorgeous, Dore! They are quirky, yes, one of a kind each one. I love it all!

designchic said...

Your pottery looks amazing, Dore - nothing like one of a kind pieces that add a touch of whimsy to any space. Happy weekend!!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness how i love those little white pottery plates...

Cindy