vegetarian, middle eastern

tray kibbeh with Refika

photo of cooked tray kibbeh, cut into stars and strips

One of our recent FoodTube discoveries is Refika's Kitchen. Refika is a successful Turkish television chef (and celebrity chef in general), and shortly after lockdown started, she launched a channel to broadcast cooking shows in English as well. This has been truly great, because she is really into Turkish and…

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pottery, slugs

slugs and bugs and plants

green sluggy buggy plant pot

If you've followed my artwork, you know I have a thing for banana slugs. They're such an icon of the Pacific Northwest, and they are easy and fun to sculpt and add to vessels. So I make sluggy soap dishes and sluggy spoonrests and even slug mugs. I blame this…

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smooth bottoms

tools I use to smooth bottoms of pots, including bench grinder, sandpaper, dremel, etc.

When you fire pottery in a shared kiln, as most of us do, you end up with defects and crud attached to the foot of your vessel: older glaze drips, bits of kiln wash, tiny chips of clay, little divots. It's an inevitable result of production firing at a certain…

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pottery, cookware

introducing the salt monsters

group of six empty salt monsters

Meet the Salt Monsters! Starting at the top left, they are Melvin, Nessie, Louise, Quinn, Wanda, and Louise's brother Brendan. These charming critters are here to hold your salt for easy use while cooking, either by pinching some and sprinkling it, or using their tongue-spoons to add a bit. They…

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pottery, brunch

the syrup birds are back!

red and blue syrup birds lined up

It's spring, and the syrup birds have come back! These are one of my more popular items, so I made five of them for online sales. Get them on my web store or at the upcoming Ceramic Showcase Online. …

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pottery, shows

Join me at Ceramic Showcase Online April 30th

ceramic showcase and GOTG advertisement

I will be participating in Ceramic Showcase Online next weekend, from April 30th to May 2nd. Since we can't hold Showcase in person this year, we're doing an online exhibition. This is actually good for me, because I rarely can participate in the onsite version due to work travel! So…

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