If you have ever eaten a leisurely breakfast at Early Girl and reached across the table for a dash of sugar to sweeten your coffee, or tipped a spoonful of raspberry jam onto your biscuit, then you are already familiar with work made by two of our favorite local artists. Patty Bilbro and Becca Floyd are two potters whose clay creations have long made dining at Early Girl a homier and more beautiful experience.

Patty Bilbro, creator of our jam pots has been throwing for over ten years. She was a resident at Odyssey and is now a full-time potter in her studio, Foxfire Pottery which you can find at www.pattybilbrofoxfirepottery.com You may have seen her work at any number of local shows including the Big Crafty, and fallen in love with the clean elegant lines of her pieces, their delicate colors and the sweetly evocative drawings that so simply express such a range of emotions. Look for dreaming llamas, lovesick robots and flowers drinking rain.

Becca Floyd has been crafting our one-of-a-kind sugar containers for years, and it has been a delight to watch her continually perfect this signature Early Girl piece. Her interest in Japanese glazes and design is evident in the rich blue-greens and milky-whites she chooses, and in the elegant animal forms that sometimes top her pieces. Also a former Odyssey resident artist, she continues to teach the craft there and is the proprietor of Floyd Pottery. you can find her at www.floydpottery.com

We are grateful to both women for complimenting the hard work and love our cooks put into your meal. We hope you enjoy both food and pottery. You can check out their wares for sale at our host stand on your way in or out of the restaurant.