Hell to the yeah, my work is imperfect. (As am I.... :) I'd be lying if I didn't say that throwing a perfectly smooth, symmetrical, even piece didn't feel great sometimes, but for the most part - showing fingerprints and glaze drips are what make my pieces feel real, and alive and tune them to that handmade wave that I love so much.
Thought I'd share some of the perfectly imperfect design that are currently ringing my bell:
|This beautifully wrinkly linen apron from bookhau at home.|
|These drippy scallop wall stickers from Jim Houser at WhatisBlik.|
|My favorite book at the moment: |
Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson
|English Burl and Walnut Table by George Nakashima|
Masterful at highlighting the beauty of flaws. Oh, the joinery!!
Elephant Ceramics is the brainchild of Michelle Michael, a stylist who couldn't find the earthy, drippy ceramics she wanted to prop her shoots, so she designed her own! I find them delightful.
Check out her beautifully-photographed website, including her blog, at www.elephantceramics.com