From My Sktechbook

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Here’s a little sneak peek inside my Sketchbooks!

I’ve been sketching, drawing and doodling since I was very young. Give me some pencils and paper, or crayons and coloring books and I was a very happy girl! I’d doodle on just about anything. My school work would sometimes have little flowers on it. My book covers would be covered in my drawings, doodles and big bubble letters. I couldn’t help it! If I had a pencil, pen, or better yet…a colored pencil in my hand, I would doodle and draw.

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These sketches are about ten to twelve years old. I’m not sure I still like the one on the right? But I still like the one on the left!

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These are so pretty. I love these shapes and I do love my sassy handles. A timeless design with a little modern flair.

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I think these are my favorite, so far anyway! 

I love the round shapes and just a hint of sassiness in the handles.

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I love ancient, old world pottery, and timeless designs. I love incorporating a timeless form with my own design and making it new and fresh. When I add my sassy handles, texture, text, or whatever else I decide at any given moment, and then add interesting glaze affects, it becomes new and fresh. I leave a little bit of me in and on every piece.  

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I’ve actually never made these. But one day I will. I love these handles!

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I sketched these about 6 months ago. I wanted something simple, with clean lines. Something that could go from modern to contemporary, to rustic (depending on the glazes I use) and even country. I think this design fits that goal. What do you think?  

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I sketched a bunch of these about 6 months ago too. I had an idea about using inspirational text one this design, like dream, hope, wish, love etc. Each word with have a different design.

I’m really looking forward to making these!

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Sunday, I sketched these. Clean simple lines again in different sizes. I can just see a group of these clustered together. I can’t wait!

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I’m really liking these simple forms!

What do you think?

 

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7 thoughts on “From My Sktechbook

  1. I really love the look of simple forms, especially when they are grouped together – so effective, but so clean and uncluttered too. The apple shapes with the extraordinary handles are fab – I so look forward to seeing them when you convert them from a sketch to pottery.

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  2. It’s so silly, but I just hadn’t thought of your sketching them before you made them! I love thiese sketches, the sassy handles are my favorite! I can hardlywait to see more! I absolutely love, love , love the Dream one and the thought of the others!

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    • I don’t always sketch before I make something. Sometimes I just make something, then other times I sketch and don’t make it for awhile. It just depends. Sometimes I have this image in my head and it won’t leave me alone until I sketch it. Then sometimes I just want to get my hands on some clay and let the clay do what it wants. I can’t wait to make the ones with the text! Thanks Helen! 🙂

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