This is a little earthenware test cup that has become my favorite for coffee.
I was asked to make a series of urns in memory of my sister-in-law’s friend who was a gardener. Here is one of them, freshly carved and ready to go on a shelf to dry. Eventually, they will be glazed in a clear glaze with a light green on the inside. A subtle approach, but very much like the woman who’s ashes they will hold – small, delicately sweet and softly spoken.
I didn’t realize it until now, but I think the paint on the chairs in my kitchen inspired the direction of my latest test tiles with a new clay body – that and an amazing workshop led by Jeremy Randall last summer in Rockport, MA.
I was at a friend’s house the other day and saw one of my old salt cellars on her kitchen counter. I barely remember how I did it since I made it so long ago. I took a photo to remind myself to try and make some more just like it. I really like the shape – the circle within a square block – and the striped layers of color in the glaze.