Dear friends of the pottery,
We can't believe it's early November! It's been over a year since our huge Kickstarter success and we've been working non-stop on building the new studio and guest spaces. It's taken 11 months and many hands to get to where we are today. We couldn't have done it without all your support during 2016. One thing we've learned in the last year is that support comes in many shapes and sizes, so if you contributed to the Kickstarter, thank you. If you made a purchase from the pottery this year, thank you. If you came to watch a throwing demo or to a craft festival, thank you. If you told someone about our new studio, classes at the pottery or about my work, thank you. And a huge thank you to Mollie O. Trova, who has been my right hand helper over the past few months and a wonderful artist in her own right. When she's around we get things done. If she's truthful, she'll tell you it isn't always glamorous, but we do have a seriously good time being productive and are excellent studio mates.
We are 85% finished with the studio and want to invite you to our holiday sales and open house dates. On November 26 from 12-5 and on December 3, 12-5. We'll be hosting the festivities in the new space, so come early and stay awhile. We can't wait to show you around and share some holiday cheer. If you're unable to make it to one of the sale dates, please call for an appointment to shop and visit and have a cup of tea. You can always visit my website to see what's happening in our neighborhood or to shop here.
We hope your fall has been as warm and lovely as it's been here on Mason Hill.
All our love,
Jackie, Tim, Leo, and all the creatures of mason hill
jackie sedlock pottery
1179 north mason hill road
Pownal, Vermont 05261
Holiday Studio Sale and Open House
Saturday, November 26
Saturday December 3
Using stamps for decorating has become a mainstay in my work. I love the meditative process of hand carving each one. This process demands an attention to detail and serves as a balance for the "broader strokes" approach I'm attempting in my throwing practice these days.
This hops design, from 2014 was inspired by all the beer talk around here and Peter Hopkins' hops farm in Pownal, Vermont.
There are many ways to throw a pot. Here's a video showing some basic throwing techniques for beginners. Once you have a basic understanding, you begin to find your own way with clay. It's a marvelous adventure.
For me there is little separation between prayer, nature, music, and making. Every piece is an attempt at better understanding how these things are connected and how they bring us closer to ourselves. Every day in the studio is an exploration of the soul. Sometimes it's silent and reflective. Sometimes it's raucus and celebratory. It's all prayer. It's all a celebration of life and an acknowledgment of the inexplicable energy that surrounds us and is in us and is infinite. It's centering, It's meditative. It's wild. And I feel called to do it. Every day.
Please sign in and let me know your thoughts on the work, on the site, and any ideas you have about making the world better and bringing us closer to who we're meant to be.
It's an amazing life; it is living at it's most profound and I'm grateful every day for this work.
Thank you for visiting. I hope to see you out in the world not too long from now.