Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tis the Season!

No snow yet but we have Grammy's Holiday Spritz Cookies!

1        cup soft butter (not melted)
2/3    cup sugar
3        egg yolks
1        tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups white flour

Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla thoroughly.  Work flour into butter mixture one-fourth at a time.
Place dough in cookie press if not too soft for desired shapes. You can place dough in refrig, just enough
to hold shape of cookies. Press onto ungreased room temperature baking sheet. Makes about 6 doz. cookies. 

convection oven about 350 degrees (depending on oven), 6 to 8 mins, set but not brown.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tea Bowl & Mugs

Tea bowls & mugs ready for firing!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Studio . . . New Work . . .

After some much needed meditation and studio time to create . . . the first works are beginning to make their way out.  The new studio is awesome and is finally fully operational . . . For all the requests - Mugs, tea bowls and cups are on the list for this upcoming week . . . In the meantime,  My Etsy shop is finally beginning to see some new work listed and locally you can find my pottery at Good Earth on Rt. 539 in Cream Ridge, NJ. Thanks so much for all of your support and patience! xo ericka

Friday, May 29, 2015

Feathered Friends

Our resident tree swallow so proud with his find ©2015 Ericka O'Rourke

Bringing his present home . . . ©2015 Ericka O'Rourke

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Allentown Garden Club Lecture

Early Dogwood Flowers by Ericka O'Rourke
For my local fellow gardeners and nature lovers . . . I will be speaking at the Allentown Garden Club's upcoming meeting next Thursday May 10th at 7pm in the evening about Photography in the Garden.  It should be a fun evening and now is the perfect time of the year to take advantage of getting those memorable shots.  For more information, please see the Allentown Garden Club's website.  I will be discussing the basics for capturing the best garden photos with any camera from an iPhone to a SLR camera.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Had a great afternoon metalsmithing with the wonderful ladies at Artful Bead Studio in Pennington! Here is my first ever  bezel setting! One of my treasured stones from beachcoming in Maine with fine silver and copper. . . 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Gala Group Show

I finally got the rest of my work for show delivered! Stop in this Saturday  February 11th between 11am-7pm at the Artful Deposit in Bordentown City, NJ to check out the opening for the 2012 Winter Gala Group Show! Featuring my new signed limited edition photograph of Allentown's ducks on Conine's Mill Pond "Winter Stroll" and new winter themed ceramics. Here are a few more pics of some of the new work…Enjoy!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Off to the Gala . . .

Some of my new ceramic work as well as the Limited Edition "Winter Stroll" prints, are starting to trickle in for the Winter Gala at the Artful Deposit....Opening Day is Saturday February 11th!

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Work at the Winter Gala 2012

"Winter Stroll on Conine's Mill Pond" Photograph © Ericka O'Rourke

It's time for our Winter Gala, 2012! Please save the date for Saturday, February 11th from 11-7pm at the Artful Deposit Gallery, corner of Farnsworth and E. Church Street!

We have plenty cooking for this annual and artful event....including but not limited to, new work from all your gallery favorites, ice sculpting, new glass art from Karen Deets, Vermont, and a new line of Winter pottery from Ericka O'Rourke! We will be featuring unframed pieces on Gallery Special! and lots of delicious food and beverages.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011