One of the surprising benefits of my summer arm injury has been a refocusing of my creative process. It was initially immensely frustrating to cope with being unable to make and carve pots. I had to embrace other ways of creating the pattern and play I so love about making and decorating pots. Now that I can throw again, with almost full capacity, I can take these ideas and transfer them into new pieces.
I would describe my thrown forms as clean, utilitarian and simple. These new pots allow for a bit more texture and surface dimension. The result is less “tight” and has a bit more “flow.” (Darn it is difficult to express thetactile in words) I am enjoying this step into uncharted territory, I hope you all do too!
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these new designs! I hope that you’ll be bringing some to Rhinebeck this year!
The two I got at Rhinebeck last year have been my favorite coffee mugs. I love the texture under my hands and lips as I take a sip of soothing coffee. I also sent a small one to my friend in Seattle who absolutely flipped out over this new direction you’ve gone in. Pretty fantastic!