Monday, June 29, 2009


Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
y'all know I love bees, right? I love them so much that I'll go out and rub the fuzzy tops of drunk/sleepy/cold stunned bumble bees (they wouldn't really sting, anyway). I just adore this bee.

My good friend April is married to one of the most talented craftsmen I've ever met. Doug, in turn, has become a friend. He MADE this honeybee for me. Yes, really. He got really into realistic fly-tying a year or so ago and started making the most incredible, realistic bugs. Doug recently opened an Etsy shop and a blog documenting his finished pieces and his creative process. Right now there's a honeybee drawing post that makes me swoon.

Each bug is built around a fishing hook, which is perfect if you plan to mount a bug in a shadowbox, as I have. I could also see a dragonfly becoming a spectacular piece of jewelry. . . . I hope you'll all go check his amazing work out. I've learned so much about bugs from following his blog- I've always loved them, but now I'm actively learning about their names, sizes, and habits.

I found out today that two sisters have begun a blog around two of my egg vases. I am both flattered and delighted that my work can showcase their creativity and strengthen their bond. And very interested to see what they'll put in the little vases.

We've gotten a little break in the weather this week, so I'll be firing my kiln tonight and glazing this week. YAY!!!

Have a great week, everyone!


Molly said...

that is incredible! my brother-in-law ties i'm tempted to ask him for a lesson so i can make a little honeybee! off to check out your friend's blog and shop.

Mama Urchin said...

Wow, that is a realistic looking bee! I made zuchinni, onion, and goat cheese on pizza dough last night and it was good. Everyone said so. Once I get some local flour it will definitely be on the one local summer menu.

Jessica said...

Those bugs are just too cool! I'll have to head that way next. I'm glad more 'seasonable' weather has headed your way!

Karen Mowrey said...

Oh my gosh! would you mind if I shared this in a bee spotting post. have not done one and am overdue but really wanted something interesting to share! This is so it!