January 09, 2016

Ancient French Surfaces Inspire French Living

Pottery stamped Burlap Luxe
Burlap Luxe French Potterey
Misshapen as if a French roadside potter was selling 
 old earthenware. 

In The Studio

I am creating pottery, reclaiming time with hands pressed
to clay.
Ancient style organic French clay's fired for 
everyday use.

Ancient French Surfaces,
Inspire Pottery.

The spirit and soul in creating pottery, entertains   
place settings in the rustic elegance of use.
A recipe for what is valued most in 
French living.


France was the first country in all
of Europe to cultivate oysters.

 French seaside, Culinary kitchen art,
 oysters on a half shell, my latest creative work is weaved into salvage and 

Soon my culinary seashell art will be
listed in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop,
I am excited to share something for
the French Nordic kitchen.


Bente said...

Your pottery is so unike. I would love to have them in my shelves.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs from here

Unknown said...

Wow, it looks wonderful, really great. Thank you for the information.
Hugs Kuni

JoanMarie said...

Hello Dore! As I begin my photography studio layout and prop organization project, your projects and creations ALWAYS inspire me. The colors are so calming and the naturalness of your pieces combined with their "stories" is priceless. You are a divne artist in every sense of the word.
Warm wishes,

Méa Strauß said...

Oh my GOD, Doré!! OYSTERS!!! Pottery like yours in oyster shape? Or oyster-like shape??? Or did I understand this wrong? This is sooo increadible, always dreamt of doing something oysterlike on a stem of wood out of cartapesta.
Ohh, again, you flash me here! Your pottery is divine, I would by a hole stock, if it was selled here...
APPLAUS for this post - can´t wait, as I know, your creations will be breathtaking. I love your DOING, so many people are just show and talk - but YOU live it.
Huuuuuugs to you, I am so happy to be invited here, to see your unique and french world - your dangerous friend Méa, because I would kill for a sink like this ;))

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Méa wrote "I love your DOING, so many people are just show and talk - but YOU live it."

EXACTLY!!! This is what drew me to you & your work in the first place, Dore, and why I look forward to everything you share. You live and breathe art. And you amaze me with your energy!!! Oh, to just have a little bit of your energy. :)

Can't wait to see more.
Much love,

Jade said...

Oh, how I love the beauty and poetry on the table dear, Dore, and how I looooooove your french kitchen! Have a wonderful weekend,

with love, Jade

the gardener's cottage said...

you live in such a beautiful and peaceful world dore. your home is just stunning. x

DD's Cottage said...

Lovely creations Dore and I love the misshapen imperfection-beauty!

Karena said...

Dear Dore Happy New year to you and yours and I am so excited to see all of your pottery creations in your market!! I love your new venture and adventure for 2016!

The Arts by Karena
Life Lessons: So Honored!

Debbie said...

I love coming here for a visit, Dore'. There is always something interesting, and beautiful to see.

Unknown said...

So lovely dear Dore. It feels like I've stepped back in time and i'm in Provence! Your home and aesthetic exudes all that is the very best of French culture. Have a lovely weekend Mon Amie.

Jade said...

Thank you soooooo much, dear Dore, your lovely words are such a gift for me - that makes y day so much brighter! Sending love & hugs to your french castle,


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré your organically shaped pottery, pressed by hand is intriguing in its beauty of rustic charm. I hope bowls are on your pottery list, how soothing in the palm of the hand would one of your bowls be. I look forward to seeing your seashell Cartapesta with Oysters. John and I have always wanted to stop off in Brittany and spend a month or two!!! We love Oysters and have always heard that Brittany has French oyster holy water. It's said the flavor of the Brittany oyster is absolutely divine.
Love the simplistic French spirit your stunning home has, always leaves me peaceful when I visit a post.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Beautiful Dore ...... I love the plates, the oyster shells ..... your seashell art is AMAZING. XXXX

It's me said...

Love your beautiful plates like all things in your beautiful home kitchen Dore ...lovely weekend love from me Ria x ❤️

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Ok.... Your kitchen sink and all that surrounds belongs in MY kitchen!
Oh how I love this... I do not recall seeing this close up... And your pottery... What can I say, you always inspire and amaze.
Wishing you a very peaceful and creative weekend.
Thank you for sharing your beauty.

Botanic Bleu said...

It is always a breath of fresh air to visit you... bright, white... everywhere. The Ancient Surfaces sink and surround transport me to a simpler time. Best wishes for a wonderful 2016.


helen tilston said...

Hello Dore,

And a very Happy New Year to you. I love your new venture into pottery. The plates are so beautiful and organically shaped. The oysters are a beautiful compliment too. Wishing you continued success.
Helen xx

chateau chic said...

You never stop creating, Dore, and we love that you share it all with us. Your pottery pieces are exceptional because I know you put your heart and soul in everything you do. Looking forward to seeing more.
Mary Alice

Unknown said...

Your creations are so beautiful and inspiring Dore. And I always love the styling in your photography. My husband gave me a French housekeeping book for Christmas. There are a few things in the book I'd like to try including a small kitchen garden.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations! Xo Sally

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, the plates you have created are very beautiful, and I love the shape and natural white, and they are gorgeous against the backdrop of your distressed dining area, which I love. I look forward to seeing what you create and combine. Yesterday, after piano we went to a rock show, that's rocks and minerals :), and someone had oyster shells. My daughter had never seen them before, and noticed that some look like they have a rainbow inside. Any way, she found it interesting, and we left with some new found rocks for her long held rock collection. xoxo Su

michele said...

your pottery is so charming--just the thing to use and pass down. happy sunday to you, friend.

handmade by amalia said...

Another beautiful post, dear Dore. What an inspiration you are!

CIELO said...

Beauty everywhere I look...


Unknown said...

Dore, I can't wait to see your pottery. You truly are inspiring. Your talent is endless.

Lisa said...

Hi Dore,
Always love to see what you are up to and what you create. Can't wait to see the oyster shell cartapesta art and the pottery plates are perfectly imperfect, which I love. xo

Splendid Market said...

The plates are simply beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your art display.

Christel said...

Dear Dore, I can't wait to see what new treasure you have envisioned, and will create for us to admire! Oysters?, this will no doubt be beautifully shaped, as well as rustic, and unique! I received a beautiful Christmas card from you just Friday! The mail man must have carried it on foot..lol I know these things happen, but wanted to say, thank you very much for including me in your list! It means more than you might know, to call you my soul sister. XOXOX Much Love, Christel

Pura Vida said...

Just so soft and serene and lovely. Love the oysters...to look at and to eat!

Little Farmstead said...

You are a true and inspiring artist Dore! Your pottery is beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the coming year! Xo, ~julie

La Contessa said...

I have THAT sink in my bathroom..........lugged it back from the hills of TUSCANY!
I'm NOT TOO TOO LATE this time..................XX

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh Dore, your pottery is breathtaking. So rustic and distinct. I love it! So much beauty flows through your hands. . .with everything you touch. Your art of course, but your home and your words. And just the beauty of you. Thank you for sharing your passion with us. Hugs, Nancy

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Red Rose Alley said...

How nice that you are working with pottery lately. It's such a wonderful talent. I noticed your daughter, Hannah, on your side bar, what a beauty she is. Reminds me a bit of my Nel. She's the brunette, and my other daughter is blonde. I am loving all your treasures as well, especially that French theatre. So charming.

Have a peaceful weekend.


Mimi said...

The simple beauty of your pottery and pictures just leaves me feeling so...absolutely peaceful. What a wonderful retreat!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and touring western Nebraska with me. Isn't it funny how different parts of the United States (and the world, for that matter) look just like places hundreds of miles away? :-) It's a small world, no doubt!

lynn cockrell said...

My but you have been busy, Dore! Your pottery is so beautiful.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, you're making those fabulous pottery plates!


Unknown said...

Why else does a moth fly from the night than to a bold, attractive candle Light? Don't let His extravagant brilliance be extinguished, girl. You're creative, yes? Then fly-away with U.S to the antidote. . .


Unknown said...

Why else does a moth fly from the night than to a bold, attractive candle Light? Don't let His extravagant brilliance be extinguished, girl. You're creative, yes? Then fly-away with U.S to the antidote. . .