Teapot #18. Floating blue on earthenware.
Last weekend I attended a great workshop at Greenwich
House Pottery in NYC, presented by Deb Schwartzkopf.
(http://debspottery.com) Called "Set the Table," Deb showed
us how to alter wheel-thrown plates and cylinders into imaginative
configurations. In a slide show, she showed the animal and plant
shapes and colors that inspire her. She discussed how to think
about making sets — not necessarily perfectly matched sets
but pieces that relate to one another in creative ways, in shape
and glaze application. Deb said, "There are no rules, just the ones
you make up in your head." I loved that.