Saturday, March 1, 2014

D.C Vase

Ariane has given us the theme of "Vase" this weekend for the drawing challenge
 and as it turns out it fits in nicely with the work I've been doing in my pottery class-

Oops- I've forgotten to mention it :) 

I've been taking a hand building class and really getting a kick out of it.
I've done pottery in the past but always struggled with the wheel and never felt
that committed to keep up with it....but hand building I'm finding - is kind of
the bomb!

In any event I've a couple pieces for this theme- please visit 
Ariane's blog for more wonderful vases!


  1. Oh I adore your wonderful hand "built" vases & bright yellow flowers & your wonderful photos of the potting studio. What a happy place to hang out. All are so right for your name….a sunny spot.

  2. Congratulations Kristen, I love your vases!
    (Someday I'll show something I did, I do not know if you know, I have two electric stoves to burn ceramics, and one for porcelain!)
    I love these pictures, the wheels potters, ample space, light, makes me laugh to see that in all the world all do the same, the mud used to glue the pieces (sorry do not know how you call it in English, here it call "barbotina") is prepared in cream cheese containers, Ha Ha!
    Have a nice week Kristen!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PS:Thanks for all your nice comments!!

  3. Both of your clay vases are beautiful, Kristen! There is something special about hand built clay work. Lucky you to work in that gorgeous studio. Have a good week. xo Caorle

  4. wonderful place to work .... and wonderful work! wow!

  5. OOOH I always wanted to take a pottery class! The space looks great and your vases are beautiful. I want to see more please!

  6. oooh! one of my dreams, join a pottery class
    just this week i found out there is one in a village nearby!
    the space you work is wonderful
    and i LOVE that second vase, with the face.....


  7. that second one is terrificly quirky, with that je-ne-sais-quoi way of having a flower sticking out one end. very you, these sweet cups of joy... that studio looks inspiring, it's a thing i have never tried, clay. amazing. n♥

    1. by the way, thxs for liking feb. 27!
      i can relate to your feelings about it.
      well; that sounds silly when i say it like that. ;)))

    2. sorry, i'm a popping up devil today...

      ... here to invite you to come and play next weekend, over at mine's.
      cheerio, and enjoy this week...

  8. Nice work. You are a very talented person.

  9. Wow, it is wonderful to see your hand built vase! I enlarge those photos to see more details! What a creative work!

  10. Wow, you're doing a pottery class, that sounds cool and building something with our hands is always such a pleasure and I like especially the 2nd wich looks a bit picassolike and of course the ranunculus, which are one of my most favorite flowers!
    barbara bee

  11. You do like to try out new things Kristen and i like that, i admire it, your vases have character and they carry your signature all over.
    Beautiful objects, with or without flowers.

    That class room looks so stimulating, love the bricks and the high windows, great shots. xx