Friday, April 18, 2008

Morning Coffee

The first things I made in the class were a bunch of these espresso cups. Their form is based on Richard Serra's torqued ellipses, and I glazed them white then dipped the bottoms in black to refer to the intended contents. I can't say that they make my coffee taste better, but the experience is definitely more pleasurable.

7 comments:

Zoomie said...

Okay, now, are we to believe that you made that shape intentionally? :-)

peter said...

I actually did. They're not thrown, they're built, and it was actually a bit of a challenge to get them to flare and twist just so (though probably not as hard as with massive sheets of cor-ten steel.) I'll take some pictures of the group from a better angle.

cook eat FRET said...

love the photo...
it's all about the shadow

peter said...

The cup is a little washed out, but the shadow does help illustrate the earliness of the hour.

Zoomie said...

Definitely morning light...nice. I've done some pottery in my time but my work often turned out uneven - but not on purpose! It's a miraculous process nonetheless, isn't it? Very cool.

life in recipes said...

The cups are lovely. I like your style. Great photo.

peter said...

Thanks- I like your blog too.