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Saturday, February 21, 2015

chubby checkmate...

(new vases by Gary Rith)
Sure, like I said yesterday with that plate:  trying out some checkerboard patterns on pieces, wicked fun! I don't know why it might surprise me or seem obvious:  I love checkerboards...well, I love patterns of a sort (which is why I am doing so many pots with leaves this winter).  Generally I am also surprised to find that both leaf and checkerboard patterns that I prefer are the more subtle ones, like on the right in those tiles, where you can only just see the color the red and blue is cool :)
Have a great Saturday!


Barbara Rogers said...

I think checkerboards have high contrast usually, so am enjoying your low contrast ideas. I especially like the puffy characteristic of the variegated areas of glaze. Yummy!

Michèle Hastings said...

Didn't I notice in your photos that you have some checkerboard flooring in your home?

Hilary said...

That makes for a fun effect.

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