Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Set up and working!


I got my last table up to the studio this week, put on a fresh covering of canvas (heaven!) and got a little more shelving in place. I'm now to the point where I'm getting some work done, slowly but surely. It's amazing with regular hours in the studio how aware I've become of my tortoise working pace. But, I know what I want things to look like and the physical act of making is a large part of why I'm a potter. There are times though when I'm tempted to crank out a shelf full of pots just to make sure I still can!

Above is a shot of my latest creation - a coffee pot. I've got the form done but a good deal of decorating left to deal with. The coffee pot is going to be oil themed (hence the barrels as a knob) and it will have four accompanying cups that have cars - one with a hummer, one with an suv, one with a mid-sized car, and one with a smart car. The cups will decrease in size according with their gas consumption. I've got a lot of ideas for this type of coffee set - I'm excited to keep experimenting.

9 comments:

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

soooo nice..i am falling in love with your work! can't wait to see the cups

ang said...

brilliant...

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cindy shake said...

very cool.

Scott said...

Looking good. Great form. You're really on to something here.
Can't wait to see the decoration and the cups.

Deb said...

Congratulations on having your studio space set up. I really do like your work. I might have said this before already, but I really love that it is so mechanical, yet made by a woman.

Ron said...

yeah, it will be great to see the whole set. Fantastic idea.

Jerry said...

Studio set up looks great and so does the pot. I can't wait to see the rest of the coffee set.

Maria Andrelita said...

Genius idea! Love it! I can't wait to see it all put together. Congrats on the studio!
~ Andrelita