I have been visiting Chris Jurd's Patchwork Fundamentals blog for a while now. Chris is a quilt teacher based in the Blue Mountains near Sydney and shows her own work and the fabulous work of her pupils.
She mentioned that she was doing a trip, taking in the UK, and long-story-short, she came to see me and my pots!
So, in honour of her visit, I made her this large quilt bowl depicting one of her own patterns on its inner surface.
Whilst she was in my studio looking at my work, I casually asked her if she liked this one and whether there was room in her suitcase for it to fly back to Australia. You should have seen her face!
|Top: mapping out the design onto the wet clay. Bottom: all the usual trimmings|
We had a lovely time together and I was even brave enough to show Chris my first (and only) quilt ... and she even found some positive things to say about it, as all good teachers do!
We parted, and then a few weeks after Chris had landed back home, this arrived in the post for me - in the same pattern as the bowl!
|Just beautiful! You can't tell the size here but it's about 2ft diameter.|
|Her quilting is better than mine, but as she says ... her pottery isn't! Lol!|
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