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22nd of January – gardening labels

January 22nd, 2011 at 17:46

I made some plant labels for my garden from the clay. The growing season will start soon and it’s nice to know what’s growing where. These are non-essentials but practical and hopefully pretty. I used two of my stone carved stamps just for fun on some of them. I can’t wait to see them fired and all terracotta, though I’m tempted to use coloured slip on some of these, possibly all? I will need about 2 dozen for my various vegetable beds so I will be able to experiment. I might do all my kiln and glaze testing on these, to see which glazes work best on my garden clay. And when I they are done I can always make more and go into production. I think these would be rather nice things to sell at a farmers market or on etsy.

I don’t think these are much to look at yet and my photography is poor, I’m sorry. But I just wanted to share these today because I’m excited about them.

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3 Responses to “22nd of January – gardening labels”

  1. Amy Says:

    Great idea! They will be so pretty in the garden once spring comes and new green growth and flowers surround the tags!

  2. aimee Says:

    They are lovely! I am caught by your line “hopefully pretty” I think I know what you meant … but my mind wrapped around how hopeful the act of gardening and planning for a garden is…and so these are full of hope…they are truly “hopefully pretty”!

  3. jan lafollette Says:

    You can sell those anywhere, they would be great, especially if you offered special orders……’cause not everybody grows the same things.

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