Just yesterday I heard from a longtime friend asking if I could make her a replica of a platter she bought from me more than ten years ago at an open studio sale. She told me it’s still her go-to serving tray when she cooks Salmon. I like hearing that! She asked if I could make a duplicate for a friend who’d raved about it at a recent dinner party. I said of course!
It’s been one of those weeks where requests for pottery have been front and center. Friends and customers have been asking me to make specific pieces for them. These custom requests are welcome. Some, like the long oval platter, are items I haven’t made in awhile so I get to revisit a shape and technique from past. Other forms, like the canister pictured here are best when made to order so the size and shape will fulfill a specific need.
Other requests challenge me to create something totally new! One friend asked if I could make some sort of paper towel holder out of clay similar to one she'd seen in metal. I love this idea and am developing several shapes to keep paper towels easily accessible. Do you have any ideas of shapes you'd like to see? Click on the photo above to make a suggestion!
Some requests require specific dimensions to fulfill a useful purpose. I've been asked to make a set of planters to surround the spa area of a Hilton Head backyard. These herb pots are the starting point of the design that will be tweaked to fulfill the customer's specific size and color requests!
What can I make for you? Do you have a request for pottery I can fulfill? Click here to begin our conversation! I can make something you've seen in my inventory from the past, or we can create something totally new! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.