As promised, here are some photos of some recent work. I got them out of the kiln right before our July road trip. And had the photographed this week by my photographer, Guy Nicol.
This is some new dinnerware that I’ve been designing:
And this is part of my newest platter series:
I’m really excited for these new wall vases.
These pieces are sort of a hybrid between my oval vases and the wall pieces.
And this is a new surface that you’re going to start seeing on more of my pieces.
I’m really excited for a floral designer to go to town with them! Unfortunately, my favorite designer, Amy Lemaire, has moved away! Amy has done all the arrangements over the past 4 years. You can see some of her past work here
I think I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been in a cup making groove.
I really love the curve & tension in these handles.
The curve of this mug makes me want to fill it with hot cocoa and cup it in my hands on a cold autumn night. That’s not going to happen for a while.
And here are the peace cups that you might remember from a previous post
hope. peace. change.
I regularly get questions emailed to me about clay, kilns, the business of clay, etc… I have decided to start a series “Ask a Potter” where I answer some of these questions on PotteryBlog.com that I think will be interesting and helpful to other readers. Please feel free to share your 2 cents and join in on the dialog!
Who takes your photos? What kind of camera do you use?
-Diane in Georgia
My “professional” images are taken by Guy Nicol
His studio is also at Lillstreet Studios
. If you’re not in the Chicago area, don’t let that stop you, you can ship your work to him.
I have been using Guy for my photos for the last 7 years, and his work is amazing. He specializes in studio arts such as ceramics, jewelry, fibers, etc… I’ve used the images he taken to apply to shows as well as promotional materials (postcards, business cards, etc…). Some of Guy’s images of my work published in exhibition catalogs, 500 Cups
(2 images), 500 Pitchers
(2 images) and Ceramics Monthly.
Some examples of photos that Guy has taken for me recently:
I do take lots of photos myself that are posted on this blog. I got a new digital camera early last fall, the Canon PowerShot A570
and I’ve been really happy with it.
I would say the photos that I take myself fall into 3 categories – personal, studio shots/ works in progress, and images for online selling. I’ve been dabbling in online selling for a while trying to figure out what outlet I think is best. I’m finally ready to jump into the Etsy pool (more on that to come!) and easy, high quality photos are a necessity.
Below are some photos that I have taken with my digital camera:
I thought I’d give a little tour of what some of the studios are offering this holiday season at Lillstreet Studios in Chicago. It’s truly a unique shopping experience to be able to shop directly from the artists in their studios. I’m including photos of just a sampling of the studios. There are over 50 artists under one roof – and that’s not including Lillstreet’s Gallery!
ceramics by Emily Murphy
pottery by Karen Avery
porcelain by Deborah Schneider
Photography by Guy Nicol
jewelry by 2nd floor metals artists
Many of the studios are open daily…
check in with individual artists for their hours
Monday – Friday 12noon – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 6pm
Sundays 12noon – 5pm