Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:
Pretty soon I’m going to have clay pots (of varying quality!) on every available surface in my little house. I just can’t stop throwing them. I may need to start an Etsy shop out of necessity rather than talent…
When I start getting a bit better at the whole ceramics thing, I’d love to create a little bedside tableau like this:
These ceramic bangles from Juju Made are so beautiful. Now I have something to live up to in my ceramics class – we just learned how to glaze last week, so maybe I can work up to something like this before the class is over.
In the embroidered ceramics of Diem Chau, delicate worlds collide. This Vietnamese-American artist has employed a wide variety of materials to evoke stories and faded memories, illuminating connections between people and cultures.
As I looked through her online gallery, I kept coming back to the image of this bowl – something about the tiny knots in the red silk thread reminded me of capillaries and children’s games all at once.
I’m currently reading the wonderful, inspiring memoirs of Marguerite Wildenhain, a potter who studied at the Bauhaus when it first opened and then moved to Northern California to continue her work. Her pieces are a combination between pottery, sculpture, and drawing: it always takes me a moment to remember that the soft sketches and shapes are on a functional domestic object.