Thursday, September 13, 2012

Psssssst.... Sneak Peek!

Here is a little sneak peek for you all! These are some of the items I have been working on for a new wholesale contract. I'll be sharing details about just exactly where these pieces are heading soon! Until then, enjoy this little behind the scenes sneak peek!:

It's all about tableware and serving trays this time! The forms are organic and textured, with altered rims and smooth, unglazed bottoms. The colors are subtle and quiet enough to transition through the seasons, while still bringing a little pop of color to the table. The entire collection is cohesive and beautiful in its simplicity. I can't wait to share the big reveal with you all in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rainy Studio Days

Summer was a blur of rainy days, making pottery and firing the kiln. I've been working on very exciting orders since May, back to back to back awesomeness. It's been fun, and it's been exhausting. Not monotonous work, but continual work. Each day I continue the process where it was paused the day before. My studio has been in a constant state of motion. Clay and materials cycling in and pots cycling out. I'm not quite at a point of full reflection, as that would suggest an end, a true stopping point, but as several orders are closing in upon completion reflection is close.

I'm beginning to notice the amount of work I've created over the past few months. It's all still a little foggy, but I do know I've made a lot of pottery. A lot, a lot, a lot of pottery. To my astonishment I'm realizing this summer that I made inventory nearing the figure I previously produced for the entire year of 2011, all in just 12 weeks. A few more weeks of work and then I'll be ready to fully look back at the summer and really appreciate all I accomplished. Until then I'm enjoying stolen moments of quiet and restfulness, while maintaining much needed momentum. Just one last push of effort and this initial work will all be behind me, but the possibilities this work will bring, well that's only just beginning.