i had a bit of free time today so i thought it might be interesting to document some pots that inspire me and my work. none of these pots were made by me, they were all produced by other potters. all of these pots are used, some more than others.
this is my favorite dinner plate. by patrick veerkamp, salt fired.
these are a couple of dessert plates by randy johnston and warren mackenzie.
these are some tiny little plates by jan mckeachie-johnston. these don't get much use because they're so small, but they're so beautiful. wood fired.
this is platter by daphne hatcher of texas. it is a slab platter with a thrown foot. wood fired, about 16 inches.
three of my favorite mugs, i can't remember the name of the guy on the left, the middle is by dee buck of buck pottery, and on the right is a mug by willem gebben. willem is one of my favorite potters and quite underrated.
here are some yunomi. warren mackenzie, willem gebben, phil rogers(england), randy johnston
these are both little porcelain bowls, on the left by willem gebben, on the right by a texan native paige shelton. try to notice the carving on the right bowl, translucent and magnificent.
this is my favorite cereal bowl. by david caradori of eau claire, wisconsin. salt fired.
this bowl is by phil rogers. i spent a few weeks in england back in 2002. this bowl was love at first sight. i picked this and some other pots up while i was there. salt fired.
this small bowl is by warren mackenzie. i think i paid $8 for it. sometimes i just sit and stare at it. beautiful.
this pot is by north carolina potter ron philbeck. i bought this pot via the internet in 2002 i think. i saw it on ron's page and fell in love. i have not been disappointed. there are many wonderful subtle details in this pot.
both of these are by english potter mike dodd. mike dodd is one of my favorite potters. i picked them up on my aforementioned trip to england. i bought the one on the right the second day i was in england. i bought the one on the left 2 weeks later on the other side of the country at a craftsmans gallery. i couldn't remember what the first pot exactly looked like and when i got home discovered that i'd bought almost the same pot twice. still makes me laugh.
this is a large vase by warren mackenzie.
pitcher by patrick veerkamp. notice the quiet brushwork that has been partially obscured by the salt.
teapot by warren mackenzie. this is my favorite piece of pottery that i own. it has a special story that i'll share at a later date.
i hope that wasn't too boring to anyone.
happy new year!