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Sunday, March 11, 2012


When we learn to quilt, we develop a respect and admiration for anything that is crafted by hand.  I recently took a trip with two quilting friends to Lake Mills, Wisconsin to visit the Ephraim Faience Pottery.  This establishment crafts some exquisite pottery items. 

If you were a member of WQI (Wisconsin Quilts Inc) I am sure you know Kathy Hicks.  Kathy's spouse, Kevin, operates this pottery.  He and his fellow potters certainly know the meaning of fine craftmanship. 

This picture is a small sample of the type of work you will see.  It is a small tile which is one of their anniversary pieces.  Whenever one of the potters reaches a fifth, tenth, fifteenth, etc anniversary, they create an anniversary piece that goes on sale for the next 12 months. The piece is then retired and won't be sold again.  This one is entitled Rocky Mountain Columbine and I purchased it for my daughter's upcoming birthday.

If you are in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, don't miss visiting their gallery. If you cannot visit the gallery, please visit the website and look at their beautiful pieces on line. 

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