Hope everyone is enjoying their week thus far.
Tonight after work, we will be working
at our store to create our
Summer themed window.
Bob already created the other window
in a vintage retro theme.
Cannot wait to see what he did with that one.
Today I wanted to talk a bit about
crockery aka stoneware.
American stoneware was very popular
in the 18th century.
Covered in salt glaze.
~ adding salt to the clay before firing ~
A stylus was used to create the decorations
in the clay and then cobalt oxide was used
to create the blue designs.
Sometimes called blue slip.
This bird design is considered a blue slip.
However it also has a salt glaze towards the top.
Brown glazed stoneware on the otherhand
came from the Upper Hudson Valley
region of New York and is called Albany slip.
All eary crocks have this brown glaze inside.
I purchased this jug from an Ohio dealer
a few years ago at a show in our town.
I had never seen a blue slip salt glaze crock before....
let alone a jug.
This was an amazing find!
Have you ever seen this combination before?
In other news, I am working on a
July 4th giveaway.
So stay tuned for this coming soon!
Also this weekend I am going to try
to complete my bath window curtain.
I finally purchased the fabric for this project last weekend.
I was going to weed my flower garden this weekend,
however Bob and my son did that yesterday for me.
now this gives me time to do other things.
Have a great Holiday weekend my friends.
BBQ each night for dinner for us.
Hopefully a bonfire or two in the evenings...
depending on if the rain stays away.
Whatever your plans are....
hope you have
F U N
Blue and Gold Blessings To All!