I tend to make quite decorative pieces and they are mostly bought by women for women. So it was refreshing that this piece was for a Dad and Grandad.
|Wet clay slab stage - ready to be lifted into mould to dry|
I decided to make the overall shape of the piece resemble a cog.
Chain-like bits got added, along with other bits evocative of nuts and bolts and, basically, things from a world totally alien to me.
I've heard of 'rivets' and 'sprockets' and such, but no idea what they look like!
The challenge of these one-offs, made to individual requirements is exciting and daunting at the same time.
|The finished piece. For more images of commissions www.catherinedanielceramics.com|
The customer obviously has some image of the finished piece in their imagination. The hope is that my version will at least correspond to their expectations, and at best, exceed them.
I did get some feedback that it went down well and that the ex-engineer was pleased with his birthday present. Phew!