This has been a year of upping our food stores in a different way. We usually can food and we can everything fruit, veggie, and meat. Jon has designed new fermentation jars that function well and our completely gorgeous. We are fermenting more than we ever had. We have been fermenting napa cabbage and bok choi from Ry’s abundance of greens this fall – Turkeyfootfarm. Jon has decided that each jar carries unique characteristics from the studio so he decided to number each one making it special. These jars are high fired stoneware and will last for many generations.
The fermentation jars are part of the online fall sale and they are quickly disappearing. Jon has also designed a new garlic storage jar. The lid on some have a little pig and have been nicknamed “the stinky”. The large carved holes in the side walls of the jar let the garlic breathe. They hold about a pound of garlic and look great on the kitchen counter.
Visit our page ANNUAL 2020 see the jars and many other of the works for sale. This is our first time having an online fall sale. We will miss seeing you in person but hope to chat soon. We will be doing a couple of demonstration videos on Instagram (@hookpotterypaper), like we would do if you were here. If you do want to stop out from now until December 19th bring your mask. We have shop hours from 10 – 5 CST, Thursday – Sunday. We do limit the number of people in the shop. You can also call and set up an appointment.
Andrea has completed a sample book of 19 stock paste papers. Some of you might have seen them already through Colophon Book Arts. You can get them here or there. All the pastes are on handmade paper – cotton, denim and abaca. See the ANNUAL 2020 page to see all 19 patterns and colors.
We are now completely on Solar power. We had the panels installed this summer and have been working out the kinks. We are very excited that we are using solar as our power source to run the studios, home and the farming operation. It is quite magical and highly recommend others to take the leap. Even on a grey day we pull in more energy then we use.
Here is your virtual visit to Hook Pottery Paper and Turkeyfoot Farm.