Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Gardening time -- personalized garden markers help keep your plot neat and organized

Posted by Deborah Babcock on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Techniques 

Use these colorful and practical plant markers to indicate where you planted your herbs and vegetables. In the shape of a tomato, each plant marker is 2.25" across and 3.25" high with a hole for hanging on an 8" stake. A stake will come with each plant marker ordered.

I make them from durable stoneware clay and fired to over 2100 degrees F, so they will last outdoors through all kinds of weather.

The reverse of each marker is left unglazed, providing a perfect surface for you to use a S...
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Vote in the Etsy Mud Team Challenge

Posted by Deborah Babcock on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : General news and information 


The Etsy Mud Team, of which I am a long time member, hosts challenges from time to time to encourage our members to try new techniques and forms. This week we are asking the public to vote on our latest challenge called Two by Two. Members made pottery pieces in sets of two. When you visit the site, you'll see 40 entries and will be asked to vote for your favorite. If you provide your email address, by return mail you'll receive a coupon good for 20% your purchase at dozens of online pottery ...
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About Me


Deborah Babcock I am a studio potter who works in porcelain and stoneware creating one of a kind, functional pottery including whimsical teapots and tea cups, bowls, casseroles, plates, tumblers, platters, vases and tiles. I have studied under such renowned potters as Clary Illian, Lorna Meaden, Chris Gustin, Steven Hill, Diana Fayt, Meira Mathison, Sylvie Granitelli, Julia Galloway, Bonnie Seeman, Sarah Jaeger, and Sandi Pierantozzi. From each of these wonderful artists, I usually take away a new technique or way of creating that I then incorporate into my own pottery voice. In addition to my pieces here on Etsy, you can see my work in person at several galleries and gift shops around the country including: Art Mart, Boulder, CO Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, Pa The Artists' Den in Valparaiso, Indiana Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Mesquite, NV Split Rock Gallery, St. George, UT Stone Creations Home Decor, Sedona, AZ Island Artworks, Ocarcoke, NC WabiSabi Home, Sullivan's Island, SC Luminaria, Antwerp, Belgium I am a founding member of the Steamboat Clay Artisans and work with this group on an annual Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser, a holiday sale, summer farmer's market, and educational programs. If you're ever in Steamboat -- we have a great ski mountain and wonderful hiking trails -- please stop into my studio/gallery and say hi. In March 2013, my pottery was featured on the e-commerce publication of Better Homes and Gardens. Also, my work is featured in Best Of America Pottery and Woodworking Artists & Artisans Vol.1 by Kennedy Publishing. And it is featured in the November 2010 issue of AARP magazine. And in April 2009 I was one of the speakers at the national clay conference (NCECA) in Phoenix talking about online selling.