I attended an Art Show this past weekend featuring 16 Potters including my friend Julie Wiggins. The show featured a wide range of pottery styles and artistic approaches. I talked to one potter about a piece and asked a question I’ve been asked many times at sales, ‘What do you use this piece for?’ The words came out of my mouth before I even had time to think. This led to a discussion about the function of pottery and how often, it’s the purchaser that creates the ultimate use for the pot. The pot that I asked about had been made with one function in mind, yet when it was turned upside down, it had morphed into another use. I’ve had that experience with my own work and it always makes me happy to hear about alternate uses of the items I create!
Jenny Mendes was one of the potters at the show I just attended. I’ve followed her work but this was the first time I’d seen it in person. I was drawn to a small bowl with an image carefully painted inside.
When she and I talked about it as I made the purchase, she pointed out the image had two distinct interpretations based on which way you held the bowl. Perspective.
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