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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

an unexpected turn.....

I had doodled a complicated teaset on a scrap of paper, all loops and whirls and curlicues and sat down and the clay blob started to spin and....this came out.  If I plan something on paper, I don't  have any trouble turning it into the clay project I imagined, but somehow as I got started a new and different idea came to mind and I did the opposite of complicated and highly decorated:  a minimalist, not a maximalist teaset.

I love fat round shaped pots.  (amongst other favorite shapes!) This idea started with thinking about the cup being just a curve but with the groove and small handle, for one finger, the whole thing easily cupped by your wrapped fingers.  (you will recall that last week I wrote about dreaming of the cup's handle...and woke up and made the improvement) I was SO pleased with the cup I imagined what would match it, to make a teaset.  I first planned to make a clay handle on the side of the teapot, but realized cane over the top would be better. HUZZAH!

(new teaset by Gary Rith)


Lori Buff said...

Sometimes we sketch on paper, sometimes in the clay.

The handle and shape look perfect for snuggling in you hands to keep warm.

I love that glaze color too.

Michèle Hastings said...

now that's a sweet set!

Hilary said...

Very nice. It looks like the perfect way to keep your hands warm at brekkie. :)

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