Blossom Bowls – Ready to Load
I’m finally finished with all of the ceramic work that will be loaded into the anagama kiln this weekend. I thought I was finished last week, but then this wild apple tree down the street caught my attention (it caught my hair, actually).
I thought it was so beautiful that I was inspired to make these cup/bowls.
It’s a new shape and a new design, and I was up half the night all week painting 9 of them. After I finished, I realized that the shape of the bowl is the same cupped shape as the blossoms–not great for stacking, but I really like the rounded form. I also liked using photo-like cropping to place the designs, so they’re like vignettes, and focusing on the abstract line quality of the branches. I’ll post a picture of all the bisque ware headed for Madrid after I unload the kiln later today.