As you probably know, here on the East Coast we’ve had quite a white Winter. Today is no exception. This photo was taken around 11am and we’re still expecting it to keep snowing until around midnight (with a brief break this afternoon.) This means a lot of indoor time. My dog loves the snow and it brings wildlife to our patio, so he’s not completely upset. Of course, he love’s lying in the sun more than jumping through the snow… I have had some time where it wasn’t 20° in the studio and I’ve been working on this pendant inspired by this year’s SBC. I love that the past couple of bowls have inspired new directions in my jewelry as well. It’s nice to have a back and forth between the two disciplines.
I’ve also been working out some new designs for bowls and wall pieces. In the PA Guild store, I saw a small ceramic dish by Marcia Reiver and I wondered if I could riff on that idea for a bowl. So I made a paper model to use as a jumping off point. Then I made a larger copy to see how that works.
My next steps will be to try some different configurations of the points to see how that would work out. Then if I like the way it’s going, I’ll fold up some metal and then cut the pattern and rivet it all up. I’ve been wanting to try a bowl that had parts cut out and then brought back together to create the concavity, so this will be a good challenge.