Monday, June 27, 2011
A flower brick came to mind and I set out to make one, but then you know how it goes. The clay took over. As I made the piece I started to think about modern, perhaps a piece with a retro influence. Gary said it looks Aztec. No, that's not what I want, not what I intended. What do you think?
The handles and feet are chunky, a little over half an inch thick, to give it a bulky look. Chunky feet so they can hold up the box, with handles to complement the feet. The pot is 7 inches tall and 8.25 inches wide and 4 inches deep, including the feet and handles. The box was a rectangle till I added the handles and feet. If it was taller it would have a different look, I might have to try that. I thought about putting some applied deco on the front but then I thought more might be too much. I have no idea how I'll glaze this.
I'm starting to see the benefit of making more than one. I could make one with a half moon handles and feet and then one with triangle handles and feet, cut out similar to this one. Maybe tomorrow. Those jutting vases are starting to call me back again too.
Sorry about the out of focus photos, but I used natural light in my studio. Oh, I almost forgot the title of the post, between. Somehow I always waver between curvy pots and the clean hard lines, a double path in clay. I really can't give either one up, nor do I want to. In my dream this morning I was on a boat which was going around and around I kept turning off the engine, then I realized I was in the middle of a water spout, and thankfully I woke up. Thanks for reading and for your comments.