I am often asked, “How did you come up with this idea?” Funny how ideas come about. This one was from a request of a customer. A few months ago, a customer Teresa, asked if I would be willing to do a Clay Party - Bridal Shower. She wanted to use of the studio to have a bridal shower along with a hands on clay project. "Sounds like a fun idea," I told her. With a little brain storming, I came up with a collaborative piece the bride, her bridesmaids and guests could make together and the sunflower bowl emerged.
I spent a day working through the design process. Many decision had to be made, tried and eliminated. What form to use? What size did the clay need to be? How thick to make the clay slab? Pattern? Yes, a custom pattern had be be drawn and a cardboard template cut-out. Lastly, what textures would look really cool. Fun project! I made four sunflower bowls that day experimenting with different petals, textures and sizes. Fired and glazed them in several colors. Now that I had a sample made, I sent Teresa a photo of the completed piece.
Bridal Shower - Clay Party
We decided the bride would design the piece and each bridesmaid and guest would sign a petal with an inspirational thought. This would be a gift for the bride to keep as a reminder of her special day in pottery country with friends and family.
Recipe Fruit Salad