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by Rachael P. Platt

@oneelevenpottery

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One:Eleven Pottery

One:Eleven Pottery

One-of-a-kind functional and sculptural ceramic artwork by Rachael Platt.

1 week ago

One:Eleven Pottery

Emerging through the realms of winter, I find myself grasping for something ancient, enigmatic, and ‘unearthed.’ Meet my Rune Magick series, a loving act of engraving continuous patterns using ancient characters intuitively until the piece feels ‘complete’. I am considering this a lil side project as I make more intensive work. The intensity of thiiis body lies in repetitive carving (an act of energetic transferance) and each time I grasp a complete piece from the final kiln firing, their energies give me a bit of a zip through the hand! This is my first time working with Runes in clay so overtly, and unfolding their mysteries slowly/organically has been a delight –These feel lovely in a variety of ways, I am excited to share them with you. 😊News ahead! Show alerts!I am excited to announce the O:EP show schedule for the year! It is a glorious encore from last year. You can first find my wares and I very soon at the Virginia Renaissance Festival for the first 3 weeks of the show, starting May 11-12, May 18-19, and May 25-26. Quick reminder that tickets may only be purchased online from now on! The next show is Pennsic, 2 weeks near Pittsburgh starting July 29-Aug 9! I have some really fun work up my sleeves this year for my sca folk! And last but not least, my heart and home at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for 9 weekends Aug 24- Oct 20! Aiming for a booth full of new, wild, next level work this year! 🥰About series and updates This year I am focusing on discovery and variety. If you are not familiar with my function, I am both a production potter and sculpture artist. I am a huge fan of the intensive aspects of both, though I have been feeling heavy on the former and would like to take a step back from large quantities of specific items and emphasize uniqueness, wildness–an untethered creativity. My business and I have always flourished with *variety* as a key endeavor, and I’m very intent on getting back to the grassroots of that. Now what does this mean?? If you see a piece you love, there will not be an army of ‘like’ pieces in my inventory. That is not to say that if something truly sticks during my creative bubble I won’t make a multitude, but until we get there– only a handful of ‘like’ pieces at a time. This extends to shop updates too! (I will have my epic drop as usual with alllllll the goodies end of November!). Until then, I will have mini drops online (announced via my stories/occasional posts) so look out for those if you can’t make it to shows. On this note too, I will be emptying my shop soon! If you need gifts (hello mother’s day) or treats for you before they go away, grab them soon! Alright, if you read this far I adore your guts haha. Thank you for reading!! Excited to get up to some passionate art making this year 🥰😜🖤

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2 months ago

One:Eleven Pottery

If you happen to be in SoMD this Saturday, you can find me at Fenwick Street Books (Leonardtown, MD) hanging out with lovely friends, delightful books, and a table spread of my latest wares! It would be great to catch up with you during this frosty midwinter time, especially as the town opens up with events to celebrate Moll Dyer day– Moll being our famous Witch from the 1600’s who lived very close by. It’s a day of remembrance, education, and coming together in unity for the sake of open-mindedness and care. I hope to see you there!! 🖤.As for any new releases coming up online — I do have plaaaaaans. I am in a developmental stage and hope to make this year a big sweeping theme for functional ware. You shall see (mwhahaha). 🌿 talk to you soon and be well my friends! 🌿

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3 months ago

One:Eleven Pottery

"Winter to me has always been an inward practice: of solitude, self work, self reflection, dreaming of the days ahead and what one wants to focus on/manifest for themselves. The murmur of the earth beneath the snow. One can take the time to slowly muster what is necessary to take on the rest of the seasons and their high energetic flow. I always find winter to be a time to deep dive into shadow work. Communing with oneself, the dark side, the dark days, and transmuting that energy, to again, accumulate and later reap the harvest of rest and self reflection. Wintry scenes have always made a huge impact in my work, especially in clay for the last 13 years. I have always had a proclivity and interest in depicting the viney, bare tree or woodland scene in my work. It resonates because of visceral and reoccuring dreams I have about tree spirits, the remaining wilds of the world, and a deep appreciation for spiritual interpretations of trees from a variety of cultures and religions. One of my favorites is thinking of the tree as a ‘ladder’ to descend or ascend into a variety of spiritual worlds– they are portals of sorts, aged wizened grandparents watching over us on the physical plane. The wintery, bare, exposed tree, perhaps speaks to me because one can appreciate the slumbering form of its full splendor. The gnarled roots and twisting branches speak of years withstanding the elements, a map of time, motion, surviving." From my Q&A with @faeriemagazine, subscriptions can be found on their site!❄️✨Hello loves, made to order manifesting jars are well on their way (the first round in the kilns this week, glazing this weekend!). I hope everyone has had a lovely start to the year. I am getting my various spaces deep cleaned, renewing the energy around me while also tackling greenware and show stock for the year. Many irons in the fire, as the saying goes 🔥 be well and take a time for yourself to recharge during these dark crisp days. I will share more progress shots soon!

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4 months ago

One:Eleven Pottery

As the curtain goes down on another year in this life as a clay mistress, I am left rather quiet, ideas and things to say sort of dancing in my head without linear coherence. It’s like there is a little buffering signal above my head as I process this year and how it all went down. Anyone else? It was a beautiful year for pottery making, seeing long missed faces at Varf, Pennsic, and Mdrf. I spent a lot of the year devoted to self care and making sure I had enough stock for the various places I was to attend, including this online space at the end of the year. The magazine feature for Enchanted Living cover feels like it was a dream, and I’m certainly still processing the enormity of it all! I have brought new ideas, glaze formulations, and general spiritual practices to the drawing board and I’m incredibly excited to see where they lead us in the coming year. I have infinite ideas stashed away in my pocket at any given time and it will be lovely to see some come out. For now though, thank you for your energy in this little space of mine, sticking around even though I’ve been a rather quiet lady, and stay tuned for more mischief, mud, and magick✨🖤🕯️Love you endlessly my friends! .This gorgeous drawing (I believe inspired by a photo taken in my #MDRF booth) is done by the mega talented @jennipurjane of @ephemeral_studios, which you should follow and contact for your any and all of magickal photo needs! Your art always stops me in my tracks my friend! 🖤

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