Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Growing wedding grass for Amy Dickinson and Bruno Schickel's wedding

It all starts with an idea and a drawing

A future farmer gets his start

Filling "Maryhill Clayworks" bowls with dirt

Planting the grass seed on good soil

The look of satisfaction for a job well done

Cut Your Grass

Cut the grass after 2 1/2 weeks so that it grows thick and strong
Give it lots of sun and water

Grass, Sunflowers and Zinnias meet

Fill the bowl with water so it acts as an oasis
Make holes in the grass with a chopstick for the Zinnias
Waiting for the tablecloths

More Wedding Flowers

Sunflowers in a Maryhill Clayworks Bumpy Vase

Friends, a dog and kids

Kind friends spend hours helping me arrange the flowers

The Guests Arrive

THE END .. for more on Amy and Bruno's wedding see this "New York Times article"

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Luxury Hand Painted Wrapping Paper

Putting down the drawing

Now the fun begins

The Finishing Touch

Ready for the ribbon

Two Beautiful Sisters

Happy customers

Monday, June 2, 2008


jacques and niece
Welcome to my Blog & Photo. I hope you enjoy seeing a bit of the behind the scene at Maryhill Clayworks and the homestead. I live on our farm among the rolling green fields of corn and hay. My family is large, diverse and patient with my use of them on my blog.
Peace and Love, Jacques

Jacques at work


Putting the finishing touches on a prototype vase

Setting up to pour the plaster mold

My favorite things to do

Spring clean-up in the back yard

Memorial Day in Dryden with nieces and new puppy Calvin

Just For Fun

Man bearing flowers
"Vegetable Head" for our Thanksgiving table centerpiece
(a lot of fun to make)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Setting up to color the eggs EASTER 2008

My sister Cecilia gets the kids started. She is using Maryhill Clayworks "Ice cream Bowls" for the dye and an enamel pitcher I designed for Mackenzie-Childs for water.

Cecilia helps her daughter mix the perfect color

Me with the kids

We used wax and crayons in making our beautiful mess

Mom with 9 of her 40 grandchildern Easter 2008

My mother surrounded by her grandchildren has never lost the wonder of childhood

Digging in

Mother with her grand and great grand children

Amy Dickinson stops by with my brother Bruno

Amy grew up on a farm so she feels right at home