Friday, October 14, 2011

Root Beer Float Ghosts come back to haunt me...


The first time was my senior year in college when I decided my senior show was way too serious in content (all emotional, narrative, and black and white and dark brown - see below) so I decided I needed another element of fun and I made all these functional things last minute that were all dessert related (ice cream bowls shallow enough so you could lick the bottom clean, dessert dishes with luscious edges, and root beet float mugs) and had them all out there for sale - And then I fully stocked the tables with root beet, ice cream, cupcakes in ice cream cones, cookies, brownies, and I don't even know what else!   We all walked away fatter that night.

A good friend of mine who I fought practically every week in class (karate class, that is) in undergrad sent this one over - Chris S.  You taught me a lot while we were beating each other up.  Thanks for bringin back the memories! It looks like it fits so well in the palm of your hand! I'm glad you got this one! 

If you don't know, I'm asking people to share pictures of their pots of mine, and in return I'm going to have a drawing at the end of the year for a free Monica pot - so if you have pictures, please share!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Dripps and their Drugs...

Does this make me a drug pusher? Hey, if it makes kids take their vitamins, I'm all for it!  Thanks to Dripps family for sending this picture along!  You, too, might be the happy winner of a Monica pot this December.  The next drawing (with a whole new batch of pictures and entries) will be pulled on March 15, 2012, my birthday. 

These little dishes were part of the take-away party favors from Alex and my wedding this past weekend.  Oh, yes, that's why I haven't been producing like a mad woman in the studio and why I haven't been posting as much!  I was busy with life! 

The party favors can be seen in the pictures below.  They were these little sake dishes, some of which were part of the sake dish tapestry I made at Watershed, with a little organza bag laid on top that had little nuggets of clay in them.  The clay nuggets (often called seed bombs) had basil, tomato, and sugar snap peas wedged into them with a little note telling a story about the cycle of clay and the cycle of life... ah yes. So cute.  Thanks for the photo below, Whitney Tranchemontage:

But hey, no worries, the wedding is over and life moves on! 

The development for Studio 550 is back in motion and I'll be putting out a call for entries soon for our January/February show. Stay posted!