Summer is finally starting to emerge following a false start back in March leading into a long cold spring. Today, after a week of cold and rainy weather, warmth and sunshine are beginning to assert themselves in our neck of the woods. I was finally able to get into the garden last week to begin planting a few things and look forward to doing more planting this weekend. In the meantime, these colorful dishes came out of the kiln for a client and are being packed up to find their way into a New York apartment. They remind me of so many blossoms right now – daffodil, azalea, bluebell, hydrangea and lilac. Bringing a little color from the garden into the studio, through the firing process and onto the table in the form of dishes is a kind of magical thing. Flowers’ blooms are seasonal and ephemeral. I love making more permanent their fleeting tones. Eating is always a party on colorful dishes.