It is no secret that everyone loves the look of luster. It is a beautiful shiny finish that nearly everyone I meet is attracted to. But, I have always had a hard time committing to using it here and there in my work. I never really felt like it found a home on my pieces when I would use it in small quantities. Which is why I went all in and fully committed on these minis. Luster is an overglaze made with actual gold that is applied to a finished piece and requires a third firing. Not only is the actual product very expensive but the extra costs of a third firing aren’t ideal so when covering entire pieces with luster, it is hard to decide which direction to go in. That is why my mini bud vases were the perfect piece to use for this: They are tiny and stand well on their own, I can make one-offs and have a variety of options for people, they are easy to fully coat, and I can make a lot at one time to justify that third firing.
It always feels crazy to say that the holidays are upon us…but here we are! You will find my holiday event schedule here. Events are the best way to snag pieces in-person and shop for your family and friends. I hope to see you at one of these in the near future!
I am excited to share a new batch of work with you! I have been working on a new website, newly designed emails, and most importantly new WORK for the past couple weeks and I am thrilled to finally have it out in the world.
You are currently on my new site so I hope you like it! But, you can also now shop new work here.
In honor of opening a Pittsburgh location (coming October 26th, 2018), Schoolhouse Electric celebrated by featuring some Pittsburgh talent in their fall collection. You can now find Bomba pieces among some other work from our talented friends: Lovett Sundries, Reiko Yamamoto, 837 North Candle Co., FMS & Sons, Bones and All, KerfCase, and FD Pottery.
Check out the fall collection here and be on the lookout for some upcoming blog posts from Schoolhouse highlighting makers and this wonderful city we get to call home!
I am excited to share that I was featured in Table Magazine's summer issue. I sat down with writer, Celine Roberts to talk a bit about what it is like owning a small business and making pots for a living. Then, my brother and I traveled to Erie so my work could be styled in a photoshoot on the beach.