Bella Joy Pottery Blog

End of the Line

Heidi Fahrenbacher

End of the Line

End of the Line As 2021 wraps up, so will my line of decal pottery. The decal line is the single color pottery with a fun little illustration (as seen above). This decision was harder than I anticipated and I write this blog post with mixed emotions of sadness and excitement. It is important to me, as an artist, to have the freedom to foster new ideas and it has become too difficult for me to move forward while having one foot stuck in the past. It warms my heart that these designs have brought so many of you joy, but I...

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Finding Joy During Difficult Times

Heidi Fahrenbacher Inspiration Mugs Planters

Finding Joy During Difficult Times

I was talking to my friend Meg yesterday about the weirdness of now: the shorter days, the longer shadows, the unknown fall. There is almost a sense of unease in the air.

 

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Go LOVE Yourself

Heidi Fahrenbacher

Go LOVE Yourself

There have been many times during the past year that I have wanted to tell people to go F@#! yourself, especially the last two months. There seems to be a collective unhinging from the stress of the past year. It got me thinking, maybe all the people I want to tell to go F@#! yourself instead, need to be told to go love themselves. I know, for me, when I am feeling stressed, grumpy, or sleep deprived, I am usually neglecting myself and need some kindness. How cool would that be if we were kinder to ourselves and others?  Set your...

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Season of Love Everyday Darn Day

Heidi Fahrenbacher New Product

Season of Love Everyday Darn Day

The day of love is coming up in a few days, but why not celebrate love every darn day! These stoneware mugs with red and colors from red are back in stock,  

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Repainting the Studio

Heidi Fahrenbacher repainting the studio

Repainting the Studio

At the end of August, I had a hunch that things would not being back to "normal" anytime soon. Covid-19 had upended much of life and I knew with fall coming it was probably going to get worse before it got better. I am not a pessimist, but I knew then that January can be a hard month and February, the shortest month of the year, can feel the longest. I decided to repaint the studio. I also decided in would take three days. Spoiler alert: it took so much longer. Above is what the studio used to look like, you...

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