This month I have been working from the sketches I drew during the plays The Music Man and To Kill a Mockingbird at the Guthrie Theater. This is the blind contour sketch of the Harry Hill dancing from The Music Man. I am using the same sketches and experimenting with different forms and decorating techniques. The first vase is derived from one of Marino Moretti's vase forms with an emphasis on the thick top rim. The recessed black line from the black maiolica emphasizes Harry's motion. The second vase is the same image and the vase is a combination of two altered forms to create a figurative shape. During the production of The Music Man the conductor was directing the play from a hole in the stage. You could only see him from the waist up. I was intrigued with the director's position and did several sketches and you will see these on the bottom of the second vase.
Come see my new vases, bowls and tiles at clay@3 during the following times:
Thursday, November 5 from 5-9pm
Friday, November 6 from 5-10pm
Saturday, November 7 from 12-8pm
Sunday, November 8 from 12-5pm