Winter Rye Trunk Show

Just in time for Mother’s Day! A beautiful collection of pottery and woven linens from Winter Rye. If you didn’t have a chance to stop in to see our Winter Rye trunk show this past weekend, you’re in luck! These beauties will be here through the end of the week.

Winter Rye Trunk Show
Take one (or more) of these lovelies home with you in time for your next porch soiree. It’s almost summer in the midwest!

Winter Rye

Barbara (Barb) Korbel is a weaver, gardner, planet lover and former book binder.  Her heirloom-quality work sources traditional patterns from Scots-Irish and Scandinavian weavers.  Patrice Murtha has been working with clay for over 20 years.  Her aesthetic is simple, refined and functional.  Together, Barb and Patrice are the artisans behind Winter Rye.


Winter Rye Table Linen
Beautiful and handwoven. The color palette of these table linens complement the subtle yet dynamic glazes found on each unique work of pottery.
Winter Rye Woven Journal Cover
A really great way for Mom to maintain her inner calm? Writing in this journal. It comes with its own handwoven cover.


Nothing takes a glaze quite like porcelain.  It’s the medium of choice for Patrice.  Working with porcelain is also not for the faint of heart.  The purity of the material makes for a solid, functional end product, however, this same purity harbors a set of vulnerabilities.  Porcelain has a reputation amongst potters for being difficult to throw.  It also has a tendency to crack during the creation process.

Look at the lovely color variation on this seemingly simple black vase.

Winter Rye Trunk Show Manouche


In addition to linens and pottery Winter Rye offers a series of delightful pea tendril spoons.  The peas in Barb’s garden serve as inspiration.

Winter Rye Pea Tendril spoon
What a sweet gift one of these spoons would make partnered with a Winter Rye condiment dish.

Each of these pieces is more beautiful in person.  Come see for yourself.  I look forward to seeing you!

Happy Mother’s Day!



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