So meant to get started on a plate a day, and that plan is underway, if ever so slightly delayed by my body pots – the thought of making a few in black clay was too exciting to not do, and the application of white slip in the right places really brings out the darkness of the clay – once it is fired – but the potential is there, and so potentially beautiful….
That new possibility of how and where to apply the white slip helped me doze off into a good sleep last night.
The print is one of my mother’s, by the artist Duncan Hannah, whose sister she got to know while living in America in the 70’s. I have always loved it. It brings a bit of something strange and glamorous, and very American (when at its best) to any group of objects. And I do like that the frame is chipped and scruffy, as it brings out the whiteness of the porcelain on my pineapple and my pear, and the blueness of the glaze on my little pots. All of them together, not chaos, but rather a serene mix of differences.
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The Monkey from a mural I did a month or so ago. Seen from a slightly different angle he is sitting, rather than floating on the branch of the mirror. I tried to give him a slightly guilty look as if caught stealing the banana – I hope I succeeded….
Slowly trying to get back into a good work rhythm again.
Why does it take ages to get a good work rhythm and such short time (and a few boozy weekends) to destroy it?
Making my body pots as presents for new parents, in whichever form they come….
Will be making some for same sex couples, as well as more traditional set ups. Keep an eye out on my etsy page Rebecca Edelmann Ceramics
Plates with a simplicity of form but hopefully soon with a delicate difference of colours. Can’t wait to get started #eggs #bananas