|Pots with an edge|
|Man, I'd like to hold this pot!|
|Double and single fan.|
I am a big fan of referenced work. Such a fan I think my favourite pots are the Oribe trays that reference fans and double fans. I set out to make some but I am one that thinks when you see someone’s work that you adore your should innovate and not imitate. I did production pottery long enough I think I could almost imitate any straight forward form.
I haven’t made much since I got home from Starworks. Seems like I’ve been firing, teaching and not getting back to the work I started at Starworks. I know I need to send Takuro and Hitomi a couple of whiskey cups. They have the same tradition as the Neely’s were you pick your own little cup out of a basket. It adds to the joy of the drinking experience. I’ll be the only one in the basket with a handle. Ya, me! Your cups are cooling in the wood kiln, my friends.
So I was thinking of the Shibata’s when I made these trays. I departed from the sushi tradition and made these for bacon donuts, pheasant with peach salsa covered cupcakes and chocolate croissants filled with mountain trout filets. You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish.
I love the edge of the Shibata’s pots. I wonder if my neighbours will love my pots for their donuts, cupcakes and croissants? A little too edgy I think. That should stop me, shouldn’t it?
I came to the conclusion long ago that I can’t make pots for everyone. There are only so many pots left in these hands so I will make what I like making. The line on my business card says “Choose Interesting!” “That’s interesting” usually means Holy Shit Martha what the hell is it?”.
Let’s get out of here and buy something you know- ordinary!