I get a kick out of naming my pieces. Particularly the plates and tiles I make. Something about them just asks to be named. Maybe it is because they are more like canvases for my texture patterns than the vases and bottles. Or maybe it’s just easier to see and pick up the feeling when the surface is flat.
Most of the time, I look at a piece and immediately know the right name for it. The texture and glaze combination will just reach out and grab me right away – name me this.
Every once in awhile I get a piece back from glaze firing and don’t know what to think. I won’t quite know what the plate is trying to say. Its message is more vague. Or maybe I just don’t like how the piece turned out in the end. Whatever the reason, those are the pieces I struggle to find just the right name.
This plate is one of those I’m struggling with in the naming department. I was sitting in front of my computer, uploading work to my etsy shop and having named all of those other pieces felt the pressure to come up with … something.
And I thought … well … Sally Jane. See this plate and other new work here.