Monday, October 25, 2010

Introducing: The Stripe Collection






Here's a sneak peek of my latest Stripe Collection that I'm fully launching this fall! Graphic and colourful, I'm really having a whole lot of fun with glazing here!  My studio friends who know how I get the stripes of glaze onto the pot think I'm a bit nuts for all the work that is involved in this series, but I'm smitten, and think it's totally worth it!

My love of stripes goes way back to the striped paintings I did in my 4th year at Art School.  Playing with stripes on my ceramics this past year has been a move away from florals and back to a more abstract aesthetic for me.  Thinking about my ceramics as a paintings is the way that I create my composition of line and colour. Sorting out how to finish the ends of the lines or figuring out where the line will go is something I think about with each of the forms.  Playing with how the stripes accent the form or navigate around the form has been what I've been most interested in here.  For instance, the large scalloped striped bowl has the stripes going all the way underneath the foot.  Diagonal stripes on my mug forms had to find a new direction after a while, and the striped fan with thin stripes has me thinking about gradations of glaze colours (next time:).

The whole collection will be up on my website soon but a few pieces can be bought on my Etsy shop for now!  Let me know what you think, folks!

6 comments:

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Beautiful!! They look great... Love the colors and the shape of the stripes.
Keep it going :)

Paige Russell said...

Heather, this series is super stunning! I'm definitely adding some of your goodies to my christmas list (from me to me!). I look forward to being in your company at the Poppytalk market this month! best, Paige

Julie said...

You think you're in love... I already have the teapot!!! I love your new collection and you need to tell Nate about it so that I get some awesome Christmas presents to go with my teapot! Well done:) You are done it again!

KB said...

Loooooooooooove it! I just sent the links to your website to my husband for Christmas gift ideas!

dahlhaus said...

Thanks everyone for all the kind words!!

jan said...

love this new collection Heather! beautiful1