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Only $9 Each, Pottery Apple Bakers are Great Gifts

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Lead Free, Non-Toxic, Dishwasher Safe, Microwaveable,
Beautiful, Functional, Fun & Easy to Use

My $9.00 Pottery Apple Bakers are unique, hand-made (by me) bakeware that your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else on your gift list will love.

CONTACT ME to let me know how many Pottery Apple Bakers you want and where I need to send them. I’ll get back in touch with you quickly to work out the details.

Thanks! Sample Baked Apple Recipe

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Jenny Wins the Pottery Apple Bakers

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win a set of 4 Pottery Apple Bakers. Counting the extra entries that bloggers got for posting about this on their sites and linking back to this site, we had 333 entries.

I assigned each entry a number and then used the List Randomizer on to randomly select a number from 1 to 333. It returned number 157 at the top of the list. That was the number assigned to Jenny who left the comment, “Your site is so interesting! I’d love to be picked as your winner! Thanks so much for hosting this!” on October 27th. So Jenny wins the Pottery Apple Bakers!

I’ll be contacting her by email to arrange the details of shipping the set of 4 Pottery Apple Bakers to her. She may decide to give them as a Christmas gift or she may keep them for herself. I guess that’s up to her.

I’m still making new Pottery Apple Bakers every day to be sure that I have enough for everybody who wants to have them in time for Christmas. Pottery Apple Bakers make fantastic gifts because they’re beautiful to look at, they’re fun & easy to use, everyone loves baked apples, and it’s extremely unlikely that the people on your Christmas gift list already have Pottery Apple Bakers.

At $9.00 per Apple Baker you can afford to get several to give as Christmas gifts and to keep for yourself! Just click on the CONTACT US link at the top right of this page (just below the header) to let me know how many you want and where I need to send them. I’ll get back in touch with you to work out the details.

A special thanks goes out to the 16 bloggers who wrote about my Pottery Apple Bakers. Please visit their blogs which I’ve listed below.

A Nut in a Nutshell
A Day in the Life of a Mom of Six
Thorne’s World
Tattoo Tuesday
An Artist’s Journey
Frolicking in My Happy Place
Mom of 2 Dancers Contest Listings
Loving Heart Mommy
Nan’s Place
Reading With Monie
Our 7 Qtpies
Life in the Key of S
Everyday Me Seaside Tales
Loving Home
Kid Tested Mother Approved

Thanks again!

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Wordless Wednesday Pottery Face Mugs

October 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Pottery Face Mugs in a Row

For more Wordless Wednesday stop by

And, if you act before November 2, 2008 you can enter to win a free set of 4 of my Pottery Apple Bakers. Just click on Pottery Apple Bakers to read more about that.

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41st Mountain Moonshine Festival

October 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Whew! The 41st Mountain Moonshine Festival has now come to a close. I had a wonderful time meeting new people and hanging out with old friends. The weather was beautiful and we had record crowds out looking at my pottery.

Indoor/Outdoor Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt Shaker Bottom ViewI completely sold out of my indoor/outdoor pottery salt and pepper shakers by Saturday afternoon. The photos above and to the right show the pottery salt and pepper shakers. There is no hole in the top, so they can sit outside on a table and the contents stay clean and dry. The hole is at the top of a raised prong in the bottom. When you shake it, the salt or pepper bounces up and some of it comes out of the hole on to your food. Pretty cool if I do say so myself!! Many folks looked at them on Saturday and came back to buy on Sunday to realize that they missed out. I always take orders. So, if you ordered custom pottery from me this weekend, I’ll be working away to get your pottery to you ASAP!

My Pottery Apple Bakers are still puzzling many passers by! They ask me, “Why does this bowl have this thing in the middle? What’s it used for?”

I always return with the question, “What do you think is the purpose?” Once they understand the function and find out about the blog with recipes they get excited. This, in turn, usually leads to me selling them some pottery!

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My Top 13 Pottery Glaze Colors (for now)

October 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

I have roughly 44 different glaze colors that I use from time to time to adorn my pottery. But, like any artist, I tend to gravitate toward a few favorites that I use regularly.

For example, the Pottery Apple Bakers that I have on display here and in my Etsy online catalog are done in Grape, Autumn Frost, and Galaxy. And most of my stock Pottery Apple Bakers are in those colors.

You can choose from any of the 44 colors (I’ll be adding a page soon to show them all) if you order items, like my Ceramic Pottery Apple Bakers, from me. But in honor of the Thursday Thirteen blog I’ve picked what we’ll call my top 13 glaze colors to show you here. This is subject to change at my whim (or if my wife tells me I should have different favorite colors).

Top 13 Glaze Colors

Between October 22, 2008 and November 2, 2008 you can enter to win a free set of 4 of my Pottery Apple Bakers. Click here to learn about the Pottery Apple Bakers Giveaway.

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Win a Set of Four Pottery Apple Bakers

October 21st, 2008 · 313 Comments

Pottery Apple Baker

To promote my Pottery Apple Bakers for the Christmas gift giving season (and the holiday baking season) I’m asking for your help. And in return you could win a free set of 4 of my Pottery Apple Bakers.

To get one “Raffle Entry” for the Pottery Apple Bakers Giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment here with your thoughts about my blog. Be sure you include your email address in the proper field.

Bloggers can get three extra “Raffle Entries” in the Pottery Apple Bakers Giveaway by doing 2 simple things:

1.) Write a brief post on your own blog telling people about and linking to my Pottery Apple Bakers. Include this html code in your post:

2.) Leave a comment here (on this post) with the URL of your post about my site, so I can verify your entry in the giveaway. Be sure you include your email address in the proper field.

The window for entries will close at 10 PM eastern standard time on Sunday, November 2, 2008.

The winner will be chosen by assigning each “Raffle Entry” a number and using a random number generator to pick the winner.

I will announce the winner in a post on this site at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, and contact the winner by email to get the shipping address.

To keep shipping simple for me, this contest is only for residents of the United States.

Pottery Apple BakersPlease visit to see the Pottery Apple Bakers for yourself.

Works for Me WednesdayThis Pottery Apple Bakers Giveaway is participating in “Works for Me Wednesday” at the blog Rocks in My Dryer. Please check them out.

For chances to win more free stuff check out Bloggy Giveaways.

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Pottery Apple Bakers

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Baked Apple

Laney Pottery Apple Bakers come in a variety of colors, a few of which are seen here. I can also custom make your pottery apple bakers to suit your tastes. So if you don’t see the color that you want in MY ONLINE CATALOG, use the contact form to send me an email with the specifics of how you want your pottery apple bakers to look and I’ll get back in touch with you to work out the details.
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The apple harvest for most of the United States is in full swing in early to mid fall. During that time you can find the freshest and best locally grown apples at road-side produce stands and enjoy some really great cooking with apples that were probably picked yesterday and traveled less than a mile to get into your hands. This is where my pottery apple bakers come in handy.

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I’ve done a couple of posts on the pottery apple bakers already, and because they’re one of the most popular items during the fall, you can expect to see more posts about pottery apple bakers soon.

In an effort to entice you into getting a set of pottery apple bakers for your kitchen, I will share baked apple recipes with you from time to time. The first baked apple recipe I recommend is fairly basic and simple, especially when it’s cooked in my pottery apple bakers. Click here for the Easy Tasty Baked Apples Recipe using Laney Pottery Apple Bakers.

Also, please give me your feedback on my posts on Pottery Vases and Pottery Face Jugs.


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Easy Tasty Baked Apples Recipe using Pottery Apple Bakers

September 30th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Baked Apples

This Baked Apple Recipe is not only fast, easy, and delicious; but it also makes the whole house smell great! The baked apples from this recipe (as with most of the others cooked in my pottery apple bakers) can be served as a side dish, a snack, or a dessert.

To start off you’re going to need a set of my Pottery Apple Bakers. The one pictured in the recipe below is finished with Grape Glaze on White Hawk. A variety of pottery apple bakers are available in my online catalog. If you don’t already have them CLICK HERE TO OPEN MY CATALOG.

To bake one apple you will need:

Baked Apple Ingredients

1 Pottery Apple Baker
1 Fresh Apple (I prefer Granny Smith Apples for this recipe)
1 Tablespoon of Butter
1 Tablespoon of Light Brown Sugar
½ Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon of Ground Allspice
¼ Teaspoon of Ground Cloves

Peeled and Cored ApplePreheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Peel and core the apples.

Place the apples into the pottery apple bakers so that the spike in the middle goes straight up through the open core of the apple.

Top the apples (some in the open core, some around the outside) with the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

Apple Topped with Ingredients

Carefully place the pottery apple bakers containing the ingredients into the 350 degree oven.

Hot OvenLeave the Pottery Apple Bakers in the oven for 25 minutes (a bit longer if you’re using a really big apple). The spike in the center of the pottery apple baker will conduct the heat up into the center of the apple allowing it to cook quickly and more evenly.

Using an oven mitt, carefully remove the pottery apple bakers from the hot oven. Use a fork to transfer the baked apples to a cutting board and cut them into bite sized pieces. Then pour the remaining juices from the bottom of the pottery apple bakers over the top of the baked apple pieces.

Pottery Apple BakerServe it straight up as a warm and yummy side dish, or top the baked apples with vanilla ice cream to make it into a fantastic fall dessert.


Baked Apples DessertBaked Apples Side Dish

Clean up is super easy too. If you put hot pottery into cold water it may crack. So let the Pottery Apple Bakers cool for about 10 minutes and then put them right into the dishwasher.

I hope you enjoy this baked apple recipe and check my home page for more on Pottery Apple Bakers. Also check out my Pottery Devil Face Jug.

Works for Me WednesdayThis Easy Recipe using my handy Pottery Apple Bakers is part of the “Works for Me Wednesday: Kitchen Organization Edition” at the blog Rocks in My Dryer. Please give them a visit.

Georgia Blog CarnivalThis article was also submitted to the Georgia Blog Carnival.

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Pottery Vases

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Laney Pottery Vases

According to popular archaeological theory, Pottery Vases date back to around 550 BC (so about 2,512 years before I was born) in the Persian Empire. Apparently the Persians (now known as Iranians) kept their pottery vases fairly basic and did not add much in the way of ornate decoration.

The ancient Greeks, however, got much more creative with their pottery vases. Sure they still used them to hold flowers, but they also decorated the vases with painted, sculpted, and engraved art which generally depicted a story (often about a Greek woman causing trouble for some unsuspecting Greek guy).

After that, Pottery Vases started popping up everywhere around the world. Royalty from Japan, China, and Russia all the way over to Italy, France, and England commissioned artists to make highly ornate pottery vases to spruce up their palaces a bit. And on our continent as well as in South America, the native Indians were busy making vases out of pottery too.

Now I’ve yet to be commissioned by any monarch to make a royal vase. Although I think I sold some of my pottery coffee mugs to the Persian guy that owns the local Dairy Queen a couple of years ago. I’m not sure if that counts, but I do make lots of different kinds of Pottery Vases (like my Geometric Design Raku Pottery Vase) that my customers use to spruce up their palaces or cabins or double-wides or wherever they live.

I will continue to make my pottery vases and add them to my catalog (Click Here to Visit the Catalog) as I finish them. All of my pottery vases are available for purchase, and, if you wish, I can custom design ceramic vases to your specifications. Moreover, if you know any Kings, Queens, Emperors, or even Dukes or Duchesses who might want to hire me to churn out some imperial pottery, please refer them to

While you’re here, read my History of Pottery Face Jugs and my other posts on Face Jugs, Apple Bakers, and Easy Tasty Baked Apples Recipe using Pottery Apple Bakers.

Thanks for visiting!

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Pottery Face Jugs are Part of Our History in the North Georgia Mountains

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Appalachian MapThe southern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range begins in North Georgia. For nearly two centuries, those mountains have been home to a unique group of people with a culture that has generated exceptional and distinctive branches of art, crafts, music, cooking, and language found nowhere else on earth. My family history is in these mountains, and if you’ve ever been here, you’ll know why I love it so much and why my wife and I are raising our family here.

Appalachian Mountains

Of those crafts, one of my favorite and possibly the most noteworthy is the Pottery Face Jug. Its history in these parts goes hand in hand with that of one of our historic and most famous beverages, moonshine.

It stands to reason that if you’re brewing up a big batch of moonshine, you’re going to need jugs to store it in. But how do you make sure the kids stay out of it? You make a jug that has a big scary devil face on it and the kids are guaranteed not to touch it.

On the other hand, if you need the kids to take a swig of medicine, serving it from a jug with a big happy smiling face on it might ease the tension a bit.

So the jugs themselves were a necessity. The clever and artistic twist of adorning them with faces was a way of making life easier and a bit more fun.

Laney Face Jugs

Now, as far as anyone knows, none of my customers store moonshine in their Face Jugs. They are mostly bought for decoration. But they are all watertight and the spouts are just the right size for a cork, in case you’ve got any ideas.

Please visit and keep an eye on my catalog as I add more items including my world famous Apple Bakers.

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