Karen's Pottery at The New Store, Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA
I am delighted to announce that my pottery is now available for sale at the The New Store at Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. I am honored to have my work displayed in this beautiful gallery-style space. The New Store is full of high quality local and regional craft and an eclectic selection of other truly handmade products. You can shop online or in person. Purchases can be picked up, or shipped directly to your doorstep via US Postal, at an affordable flat rate price.
Stoneware Vegetable Fermentation Crocks
Handmade stoneware ceramic fermentation crocks for making sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and any kind of fermented vegetables. Very sturdy, they are approximately 12' tall and hold approximately 1/2 gallon. They come with a handmade ceramic weight and detailed instructions for making a variety of vegetable ferments. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $150. Please contact me me for more information.
Bread Bowls for Proofing Dough
Stoneware bread bowls are used to mix, knead and proof (raise) your dough. They are approximately 8" tall by 10" wide, adequate for a two loaf batch or more. They can also be used a mixing and serving bowls. They are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $100 each plus shipping. Please contact me me for more information.
Small plates are 8-10" in diameter. They are made for breakfast, lunch, snacks and side plates for dinner. Each one is unique. Stoneware. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $55 each plus shipping. Please contact me me for more information.
Spice, Salt and Storage Jars
These small, tightly lidded jars are 4-6" tall. Use them to store condiments, spices, salt, or anything else. Each one is unique. If you want to see exactly what is available, contact me and I'll send a photo of current stock. Stoneware. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $55 each plus shipping. Please contact me me for more information.
Mini Bowls for dipping sauce, spices, condiments
Mini Bowls are 3-4 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall so they are very small. Use them to serve dipping sauces and oils, spice blends and special salts, or use them to store small trinkets. Made from stoneware, they are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $25 each plus shipping. Please contact me me for more information.
Fiesta vases are colorful stoneware pots made for holding fresh and dried flowers, for potted plant pedestals, for general colorful punctuation around the garden and for home decor. They come in a wide variety of colors. Tall one are 22-28" tall at $150-175.00. Short ones are 8-10" tall, and $90.00. Shipping charges are additional. Please contact me me for more information.
Bowls come in three sizes. Small Bowls (cereal/desert/ice cream) are $30. Medium Bowls (pasta/noodle/soup/dinner) are $40. Large serving bowls are $55-65, depending on size. Hand made stoneware bowls are are dish washer, microwave and oven safe. Currently, I have stock of the blue, burgundy and purple combed pattern style in all sizes. Also, small "Creamsickle" Swirl bowls. Shipping charges vary. Please contact me me for more information.
About my combed pottery patterns
Here is a variety of pieces for sale. There are bowls of various sizes, plates, and stacking food storage jars. The combing pattern is a specialty of mine. Colored slips are applied to the clay and while the wheel is turning, I focus, relax, and draw combs through the slip. It's a contemplative process that requires me being in the right groove. Please contact me me for more information.
Bearfat Hidefood Salve
Bearfat is the premium leather and skin conditioner. It absorbs deeply into any kind of leather or skin, softening and conditioning cracked and weathered material so that it feels renewed. Beeswax provides natural waterproofing and protection from moisture. While my Hidefood is formulated for use on leather, bearfat is a traditional treatment for many human and animal skin conditions, and this product makes an excellent, all purpose salve. People love using it especially on dry hands and feet. I learned to make this product while living in Kodiak, Alaska, where bearfat was used for many medicinal and cooking purposes. I obtain the bearfat from licensed taxidermists here in Berks County, PA. I render it myself to make a clean fat with an odor that is not too strong. Please note that odor varies batch to batch. Ingredients: Bearfat, Beeswax, Lecithin (soy), selected essential oils. Use within 2 years of purchase.
- Bearfat Hidefood. 2 ounce tin is $22, plus shipping
- I also sell the pure, rendered bearfat. 2 ounces for $20, plus shipping.
To order, please send me an email with your name and mailing address. I will get back to you with shipping cost and you can pay by check, paypal, credit card or venmo.
Oregano Shield Oil
The active constituents of Oregano (Origanum vulgare) are potent antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. My product is made by infusing dried oregano in a blend of olive oil, and and sunflower seed oil grown here in Berks County, PA. After straining, oregano essential oil is added at a 10% ratio. This insures that the product is both gentle and effective. Pure oregano essential oil, like many essential oils, is so potent that if not used properly, it can be harmful both internally and externally. There are many uses for this oil:
- Physical barrier and shield against Covid, seasonal influenza, and other virus and bacteria. Rub a few drops onto hands, facial, nose and mouth areas. Carry it with you to be used when you may risk exposure to pathogens.
- Massage into temple for headache and into sore tired, achy muscles. Put of few drops in the bath and soak. Also good for fungal infection: rub a small amount into affected area.
- Use as a gargle for mouth sores, sore throats, dry throat.
- Culinary Oil used to spice any dish in which oregano flavor is desired
One half ounce blue glass bottle $12 plus shipping.
Ingredients: organic oregano, organic sunflower oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil (non-GMO), oregano essential oil. Avoid use while pregnant.
Many people are using The Four Thieves products during Covid pandemic. The traditional Four Thieves contains essential oils of clove, lemon, rosemary and cinnamon bark or similar combinations. Clove and cinnamon bark essential oils are extremely effective antiseptics however, they are also extremely abrasive on skin and even tiny amounts can cause dermatitis. I prefer the gentleness of Oregano oil.
To order, contact me.
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