Monday, October 25, 2010
Introducing: The Stripe Collection
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!