Each year I have different colors and color combinations that I gravitate towards. I have my old favorites in there too but this year it seems to be all about green, orange, and this new RED (see above) that I can't get enough of. Never mind that it is hideously expensive and defies my tight budget...Who needs drugs when you have this red!? I am thinking maybe a bit of navy blue (maybe towards the fall and one of my old favorites chocolate brown too) Of course the yellows are a sure hit and the canary yellow/light yellow combination is one of my first and I stay loyal to it. I do not spend a lot of time looking at trends and really I am holed up in my studio most days so I am not sure where I get the hankering for certain shades. I do think my forays into the outdoors influences me more than anything though where the navy blue is coming from is beyond me. I do it with my clothing too, I become attached to a color and wear it all year long. I have been doing this as long as I can remember wearing clothes. It seems I have a color chip embedded in my brain which reprograms itself automatically every year.
I am just finishing up a bunch of work and will be able to show you some of it by the weeks end. I have an exciting week ahead which includes a day spent at this amazing place and a visit to this letterpress studio. It is gorgeous out so I am off for my Sunday run in the park...and maybe to discover a new color.
I took my first pottery class in the eighth grade, not because I was interested in pottery but because a boy I had a crush on was taking the class. I remember making a clay hippopotamus in that class but I don’t remember what happened with the boy.