Thursday, October 28, 2010
Introducing: The Stem Collection
The stem series is kind of like a 'variation on a theme' for me. Taking elements from both my Ginkgo stem design- namely the stem, and playing around with the shape of the poppy- making it more of a teardrop shape with the center of the bloom coming out of the stem, and thinking about a hollyhock- which has flowers and leaves coming off a tall stem and voila! the idea was formed. Playing around with the glaze colours was next. I'm such a turquoise/yellow/green kind of gal. Really, pinks and purples don't even enter my wardrobe, let alone my ceramics. I hummed and thought and tried and failed a few times before coming up with these glazes colours. Literally there were sleepless nights. But I'm pleased and loving the combos. Best of all I like that I can switch it up a whole lot. Blue, dk brown or pale yellow centers, with a few different turquoise blooms. Green stem and leaves. And I'm loving it!
I've just started putting the work up in my shop and on my Etsy shop- more to come soon... It's ready to ship- get it before the holiday shipping costs kick in, I say:) And please, let me know what you think about the new work!