Small Business Saturday
Saturday November 24, 2018
Lone Star Mercantile
2031 McDermott Dr
Allen, TX 75013
"For a couple of years I had searched for a pedestal pie plate. After seeing Ann Augustin's work I asked if she might be able to craft one for me. Boy did she deliver. It is even better than what I had envisioned. It has style, it has function and is so versatile. I not only use it for serving pie, I have also used it as a fruit bowl, a decorative piece and in other creative ways. It's so easy to clean and the colors are beautiful. I have several other pieces in different styles and colors and love entertaining using all of them.
If you haven't purchased one of Ann's pieces you are missing out.”
"I have one of the beautiful bowls from Ann Augustin and have been very pleased. The quality of the color and glaze is excellent and it holds up to everyday use. The colors are so nice that I leave it out as the centerpiece for my dining room table so it is easily accessible."
"I first met Ann several years ago as we were vendor neighbors at a local art show. Since I love hand thrown pottery, I was immediately attracted to her soothing colors and interesting glazes.
We have continued to keep in touch and I am always excited to see what new items she has worked on; in the last few years I have seen her experiment and grow as an artist and I am the proud owner of several pieces - some of my favorites are her beautiful bowls in earthy browns and greens. Her eye for texture, form and color in utilitarian pieces is matched only by her generous and giving spirit."
"For Christmas, 2015, I bought my niece a beautiful wine chiller from Ann Augustin. My niece had seen them at a show in Lake Highlands and bought one for her best friend for Christmas, then made the comment she wished she had bought one for herself. I searched for Ann and asked her to make me one in browns, blues, and beiges. She made me 2 to choose from and then I couldn't choose because they were both so beautiful that I just bought both of them. My niece was so surprised and just loved them. It is a wonderful gift and keeps the wine chilled for hours."
I feel that when you purchase pottery from me you are inviting me into your home. I keep this in mind as I make each and every piece. From the time I spend forming and shaping each piece as well as the time spent glazing, I am always trying to envision how the pot will fit into your home. How will the piece be used? What memories will it stir up? What memories will be created for your family?
I strive to make products from clay that are fun for you to use but are also beautiful. But at the same time I hope using my pottery brings back cherished memories of visiting Grandma and mixing potato salad in her large, but well used, stoneware bowl. Or, of sitting on the back porch sipping ice tea poured from Mom's huge stoneware pitcher.
While many of my products are traditional in shape, my large salad bowls for example, I glaze them in fun, modern colors such as reds, purples and oranges. Are you a traditionalist in your heart?? Not to worry I offer products in more traditional stoneware colors such as blue and tans.
All of my stoneware is food, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher safe. Stoneware can last for many generations by following a few simple guidelines.
I'll love to hear of what special moments a particular piece stirs up for you - just drop me a note.