Beach Storm dinnerware set
My dinnerware had to be changed. This directive did not come from the marketplace, clearly; I have orders booked 8 months out. I don’t know, after all these years, what drives my work forward in new directions.
Ice blue bowl with vines
I know that I worked through many transitions until these new pieces finally emerged. As soon as I had enough individual pieces that felt right, I began assembling them into sets. The last piece to emerge was the thrown and altered bowl from Minimalist:
Minimalist dinnerware set
Which is also in this set:
Soft Kiss dinnerware set
River Journey has the same elements of my older set except for the vines on the underside:
But I truly, after all these years, do not know where these ideas come from. If I want new ideas, what I do is to stare at something from the natural world, or perhaps photographs of it. One minute there are shadows from the fence posts in the late afternoon, and the next there are textured stripes in my clay.
We seem to have one thing in common. Inspiration is born in moments of fascination. It is the best experience I have ever known.