Friday, April 27, 2012
Lithic is my new line of sculptural vessels. It all began when I discovered this beautiful chocolaty clay. Unlike my previous pieces I decided to work purely with handbuilding techniques. I realized that off the wheel I could create more dramatic angles and severe curves. Lithic is the result of an experiment with new clay and new techniques. I can't wait to make more of them! But, that will have to wait for just a few months, because I am now working on another new and exciting project!!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Last weekend I had a few friends and their adorable toddlers come to my studio for some fun with clay. To the amazement of the parents these talented two year olds produced beautiful plates. The plates are still drying in my studio and waiting for their turn in the kiln. I can't wait to see the fired versions!
Friday, April 13, 2012
This is one of my favorite cups. It is by Molly Hatch. I have a set of three (I used to have a set of four, but I broke one!). I love how Molly individually carves her designs into each and every piece and I adore her sense of nostalgia.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
These are some snapshots from my studio today.
Currently I am working on a tableware set. I have decided on the general shapes and I am now in the process of carving the actual models out of plaster. Today I started working on a really small piece. I had forgotten how tiring carving plaster can be. I have achy wrists! I need to do some wrist stretches.
Monday, April 9, 2012
This is my new bowl, Dune. It is part of my Functional Landscapes series. This is a series of functional vessels that add a sculptural element to your table setting.