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Summer 2020 Online Restock

June 20, 2020

Summer 2020 Online Restock

Summer is officially here and the online shop’s open for the Summer Solstice. 

Why Midsummer? Because I put down a deposit on my backyard studio and started calling myself an artist one year ago on the solstice. A month later, my prefab shed, pottery wheel, and kiln were delivered. It was this leap of faith that allowed me to continue to create during lockdown and my way of honoring the past, present, and future of Orphan Ten. Restock 2 of 4 in 2020 is done. 

Aside from the marbleized collection, a lot of the work may seem familiar, but new. I’m proud to share the Alchemy collection with glass crystals and granular magnetite - fired on the new or full moon. One of the main iron ores, magnetite is a ferrimagnetic rock mineral (it is attracted to a magnet and can be magnetized to become a permanent magnet itself). Also known as lodestone, has many positive energetic properties as a crystalline stone.

Although I have long-term goals for Orphan Ten, it really is a practice. Every day I throw, trim, load a kiln, or glaze is an opportunity to try again and do my best to make ceramics. On some days/weeks/months everything seems to work out brilliantly. And sometimes, it feels like the exact opposite. Thankfully, there’s always another day and chance to get it right.

I feel that is a good analogy for the movement we are witnessing these past weeks/months/years, bringing change that is long overdue. Anti-racism a practice. Like so many of you, I have spent time reflecting, learning, and processing – and offer community and book recommendations for those of us trying to do the work. It’s not easy but we all have a chance to get it right. 

Thank you again for your messages and continued support. 





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