March 26, 2014

small spells

Small Spells pottery inspiration |

One of my challenges for myself this year was to get away from my computer more and explore new creative outlets. A few weeks ago I joined a wheel throwing for beginners class and it’s been pretty awesome. I had tried it out once very briefly while visiting a studio a few years ago and knew that it was not going to be easy. Just like anything else there is a bit of a learning curve but you slowly start getting into the swing of it.

I’ve been gathering a ton of pottery inspiration lately and came across Small Spells on Instagram. Small Spells is located in Brooklyn, NY, and operated by the talented Rachel Howe. I was immediately drawn to her quirky designs, simple patterns and highly recommend you follow her on Instagram, her feed does not disappoint. If you want to see more of Rachel’s work hop on over to her shop here.

I look forward to finishing up this wheel throwing class and hopefully sharing some of the results with you. I am a total newbie so my bowls and mugs look nothing like the ones shown below. In the meantime you can keep up with my inspiration on my new pottery + ceramics Pinterest board.

Small Spells pottery inspiration |
Small Spells pottery inspiration |
Small Spells pottery inspiration |

Comments: 4


Do you know Susan Simonini’s work? I think you might like her cute ceramic pieces (
Didn’t know Small Spells, so thanks! :)

Thank you so much for sharing that! I hadn’t heard of Susan but I adore her work!

I can’t wait to see what you make!! It’s making me want to take a class… here’s to revival! hehe

All my mugs are pretty tiny but it’s a start! :) I highly recommend it, I definitely want to try to take it again after summer!

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