Friday, 7 August 2009

fresh minded work

So I have taken about the last 4 weeks or so off.  I have been gone on a few trips since I have came back from penland and it has really been a great time to clear my head.  I made twenty plates of this size and did a whole bunch of loose sketches before hand.  These are a few of the slip designs I came up with.  The red slip is a slip made from a local clay, the black is a black slip, amd the white is a slip I made from a different clay body I use.
This is a coin I recently acquired from a good friend of mine.  Her father used to be my scoutmaster until he died when I was about 13 or so.  She and her sister are selling a bunch of things from his antique collection.  

The scout slogan is "do a good turn daily" and the point of this coin was to promote it.  You left the coin in your left pocket until you performed a good turn (helping an old lady cross the street, or something of the sort).  Upon performing the good turn you "secretly" move the coin to your right pocket.  I thought it was a pretty cool object.  I hope you do as well.  


  1. plate deco is looking cool brad , i spec. like the more abstract ones..hope you had a good break..

  2. hey buddy...
    been in the studio making plates myself...
    hope your travels went well, sorry i missed you when i was in your neck of the woods...keep up the good work

  3. My recollection of the whole oath is, "On my honor, I will do my duty to God and my country, to be fair and obey the law of the Pack." I may be mixing some things up there, between Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. But I'm 62, so who knows what stays in the correct synapses at this age? I never heard the "secret" pocket-switching thing when I was a Scout. Oh, and nice plates.