Friday, 10 April 2015

A Love-Hate Relationship

The piece below is one which I finished over the Easter break.  
The pattern is called "Laced Star".

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I LOVE it .... and I HATE it!!
I always go wrong when plotting this design onto the clay slab.
Somehow, I just don't immediately 'get' how it all hangs together.

all sewn up with matching thread
 So I also hate it, for being so difficult.  
And that's why this is only the second time I've done this design. 

Border made by impressing plastic net container from oranges .

But I love it when it's finished precisely because of its complexity.
Therein lies the interest.
I decided to do dots, just to make a bit more work for myself!

Do you ever wonder why you set yourself
 such a complicated task,
which you kind of hate whilst you're doing it,
but love it for the finished result?  

Hope you all had a lovely Easter in this gorgeous spring weather we had!!

x Cathy


  1. Ooo definitely one of my favourites. I have admired your work from afar for a while but now you are in the borders you can't be too far from me. I'm in Berwick. Is there anywhere near by stocking your work yet? I'd love to come and see some in the flesh. Eleanor xx

  2. The geometry of that pattern would have me in tears Cathy! It looks amazing though, really stunning X

  3. I frequently wonder what the dickens I was thinking of!

  4. I love it! Makes me think of the Mathematical Bridge at Cambridge.

  5. Gorgeous Cathy. I love that little dish.

  6. I can't begin to imagine how you set about making this delightful dish, but I love it. I like patchwork but it involves too much maths for me to want to do it myself. Incorporating it with ceramics must make it even more complicated but what a stunning result. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

  7. Wow Cathy -- that's beautiful!!! I LOVE the colors -- and the tie bit is soooo clever!!!


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