I have heard recently that in order to keep your creative juices flowing you should pick something that you make on a regular basis, and try it on a different scale.
It sounded like an interesting challenge...
I have made, and sold, many of these tube vases over the last year or two. I always glaze them in white (they used to always be matte, and now they are sometimes matte, and sometimes shiny). Although I make several different sizes and variations, depending on the numbeer of tubes involved, the general scale of them is the same.
So I thought this was the perfect candidate to "play with" so to speak.
For my first attempt at playing with scale I decided to make a larger piece than normal.
I'll be doing a couple of larger outdoor shows this year, and I figured it would be nice to have a large piece that people can see from farther away that would draw them into my tent to see what it is.
At least that's my plan. I will either have some bare dogwood branches in it, or pussy willows, or whatever I can find depending on the time of year.
This baby took about a bag and a half of clay, so I decided that maybe I should experiment in the other direction for a little while...
so I went smaller than normal.
I do quite like them - alot - but here's the thing...these have A LOT of tubes for thier size. AND they take a little longer to make than the normal size tube vases (per tube) but they are really small in comparison. Pricing will be an issue.
So, what did I learn from this experiment? Maybe, if I want to play with scale, I should pick something that doesn't have a lot of components. Maybe just a bowl, or something like that. I can make a teeny bowl...I'm still trying to make bigger and bigger bowls. This won't be the last experiment.
What have you been experimenting with lately?
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