For a while I’ve been drawing lots and lots of pots. I’ve been pinning them to my Vessels board on Pinterest, I bought a lot of bowls and tea bowls from our friend Steve Shapiro a while back, and I really enjoyed my visit to the Potters’ Market earlier this year. It seems I’ve got handmade pots on the brain, so that’s what I’ve been drawing, painting and cutting out for a while.
I’m not sure yet what I’ll be doing with these, but I was at it again this Making Friday, where I made another version along the same theme from painted ink and cut paper.
I finished early so that I could go up Kloof Nek before the end of the day, as I wanted to visit the Open Studio of ceramicist Louise Gelderblom.
I guess it’s silly to call it a coincidence, because I must have decided to visit her studio because I like the same kinds of shapes and textures as she does. And because I like these things, they come out in my doodles and drawings, but somehow it felt like a surprising intersection of events, to find myself surrounded by 3-D versions of shapes and textures that have been going around my mind for months.
I think I should take a pottery class, don’t you?
See more of Louise Gelderblom’s work right here.