This morning, I got up at the startling hour of 7:30 AM (well, startling for me…a college student who is particularly fond of sleep) to brave the 97 degree heat to browse around a local Farmer’s Market. This market had produce, beef, pastries, wine, jewelry, flowers and the beautiful work of artist Molly Sanyour.
I’m a big fan of supporting local artists and Molly is a great example of true skill: all of her pottery - and her artwork, too! She has canvas paintings as well - was stunning. My mom and I picked up these four pieces today but I am sure to be back next weekend to find more treasures (I’m looking at you, blue chip and dip
serving tray!) Alas, the two pink mugs and the pink pot are my mothers, but I got the purple-y blue handled mug with the natural pink tones inside. I may not know much about pottery aside from the fact that we have a small glass kiln sitting under cobwebs in our basement but I do appreciate craftsmanship when I see it.
I’m in love with my mug. So much so that I encourage you to go check out Molly’s Facebook page! Aside from pottery, she works with paint on canvas to create pieces in a variety of bright colors.
Below is a picture of Molly with a display of some of her art, as seen on her Facebook page:
I messaged Molly via her Facebook page to find out if she’d like to give a small interview for the blog. Hopefully in a few days, you’ll see another post on this wonderful artist and her description of the process that goes into making each piece.
Love, Kristin and her new purple mug.