Glaze Collection: Sedona & Robins Egg
The landscape “Out West” is vastly different from ours in North Carolina, but our North Carolina clays are remarkably similar in color to what we think of when thinking of that unique landscape. In North Carolina, we have a lot of rich red clay underground which appears in color above ground Out West; Sedona, a place where rich red natural sandstone sculptures are prevalent, invokes a similarity with our North Carolina natural clay bodies. When we unloaded the gas kiln with our burnt orange side plates, they immediately made Sarah think of her long ago trip Out West and of the striking similarities between the glaze and the vast Western landscape she remembered from her trip.
Like the name betrays, Robins Egg was named for robins eggs in its most basic meaning. But, like eggs, pottery can be a very fragile medium. Both require caring and nurturing: eggs to hatch and pottery to last a lifetime. If you take care of your pottery and treat it like an heirloom, it really can last a lifetime. And the dynamic color, a light blue and in some lights a purpley grey, transcends styles and trends. It’s a classic color that, like its clay body, can last generations.