Taking An Idea One Step Further

I've spent time in the studio recently making revisions to some familiar shapes and ideas. It's one of the reasons I enjoy going to the studio. Even if I'm working on something I've regularly made before, it's easy to improve, tweak and adjust some of the elements to make it into something new. 

I've revised the shape of my mugs. These are narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. I still feature a seam line and button. The narrow top will help hold the temperature of a hot drink. 

I've revised the shape of my mugs. These are narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. I still feature a seam line and button. The narrow top will help hold the temperature of a hot drink. 

I've had a custom request for pie dishes. I based the design on some of the baking dishes I've made recently. Here, I started with the large deep dish size  (9 inches diameter x 3 inches tall) and then decided to make a smaller personal pie size (5 inches diameter x 2 inches tall) version as well. I can see a beautiful quiche or blueberry pie in the large size. A baked brie might work well in the smaller size! 

I've had a custom request for pie dishes. I based the design on some of the baking dishes I've made recently. Here, I started with the large deep dish size  (9 inches diameter x 3 inches tall) and then decided to make a smaller personal pie size (5 inches diameter x 2 inches tall) version as well. I can see a beautiful quiche or blueberry pie in the large size. A baked brie might work well in the smaller size! 

I like to use a recipe stand in my own kitchen. So I though I'd create one in the studio. I wanted it to be able to hold a cookbook, iPad or simple recipe card. I alternate between all three when I'm cooking from a recipe. I'd like to hear if you currently use a recipe stand in your kitchen or might consider using one in the future. Click on the photo to send me a quick reply!

I like to use a recipe stand in my own kitchen. So I though I'd create one in the studio. I wanted it to be able to hold a cookbook, iPad or simple recipe card. I alternate between all three when I'm cooking from a recipe. I'd like to hear if you currently use a recipe stand in your kitchen or might consider using one in the future. Click on the photo to send me a quick reply!

It's fun to see the progress of forms I've used over the years. My studio is the place where I make my ideas turn into a piece of pottery for others to enjoy and use. It's my happy place.

Intersection

Intersection – a place where paths cross. It’s been one of those weeks where my life, my art and people from near and far have intersected.


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My nephew, his wife and new baby who live in Korea, were in town this past week. It was fun to spend time with family and a great excuse to knit up a cute sweater for little Sidney.

 

 

 

 

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I recently completed a series of clay vessels for a good friend I’ve known since middle school using leather cord and driftwood I collected on Hilton Head Island beaches. This commission combines two of my passions – knitting and clay and will be delivered to New Jersey next weekend.

 

 

 

The week ended with a great visit with friends from childhood who made a trip to the studio. This intersection resulted in a future project collaboration, good discussion of ways to sell my work and a reconnection with friendships that have faded over time and distance.

 

It was a great week filled with lots of paths crossed.