Thursday, June 12, 2014

Together We're Better


Jeff threw this large 22" vase over the weekend so that I could carve my ginkgo leaf design onto it.



I am always nervous to start carving into his pots! I have to talk myself into making that first mark. Thankfully I can lightly draw the design in pencil before digging in.



It took me about 5-6 hours to complete. At one point we turned it upside down, resting the rim on a bat, so that I could get to the bottom third without killing my wrist. I had to be careful not to exert too much pressure on the shoulder. Jeff and I are both pretty happy with the end result.

This is one of the many collaborative pots we will be working on this summer for a show in September at Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines, NC. Stay tuned for some large platters.




5 comments:

  1. It came out beautiful but I totally understand you nervousness working on someone else's pieces. That combined with 5-6 hours of carving, you must be exhausted.

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  2. It's absolutely lovely...great shape, elegant carving!

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  3. Wow to the vase form and wow to your carving. Awesome team work.

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  4. yeOW, can't wait to see some green glaze on there!

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