Sketching

The mind works in mysterious ways. I have found that if I think about what I want to make tomorrow just before bed I come up with some interesting forms and I go out to the workshop with a plan. Today I woke up not having a clue what to make. I've had 3 high test coffees and I still don't know what I want to make. So the plan is to walk up to Currie's Art Supplies and get some charcoal or maybe a really cool black pen. I have some black Chinese ink and a bamboo pen I started playing with.
I have written a book of all my stories, BS, irreverence and nonsense that I am self publishing and need some small sketches to include. 
Maybe that is the kind of day this is. Stay in a sketch on paper. The drunken sailors was me sketching at the wheel. Often it is hard to translate what you put on paper to clay.  It is great when what you make is even better than what you sketched and imagined. Then it gets even better when the kiln does something you couldn't have imagined.

Comments

Emma Smith said…
Loving the teapot sketches. They remind me of Mrs. Pots from Beauty and the Beast - very gestural and animated. (:
Vicki Hamilton said…
I think it's the spare-ness of the sketches, particularly the first one with the powerful handle, that I find inspiring. I usually incorporate too much into mine. Thanks T.
Lee Love said…
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Lee Love said…
Warren Mackenzie says that Leach was so good at solving form problems on paper that he often did not continue them into 3D clay.
DropStitchChris said…
I miss Curry's…I used to go there most pay days…Love your sketches Tony...
Troy Bungart said…
I love it when potters post their sketches.

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