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Monday, August 9, 2010

Kristen Keiffer Porcelain

I noticed this artist, Kristen Keiffer, when I was looking at a local studio's advertisement for a new show that has just opened. And as gorgeous as it is in porcelain, my mind immediately imagined this in glass.

I love the shape of it to start with. As a sculpture fan, the layered levels including the indentation where the lid meets the base, intrigue me. I'd like to try something along that line in glass. Obviously not exactly the same, but bringing similar details to a focal bead.

The other thing I really enjoy about it, is the surface decoration. Simple, yet sinuous and elegant, it curves down the front in an understated way. Just the ivory with the main persimmon color form an element that makes one want to look twice.

So the final question is "when will I have time to experiment with the first two components?" I'm not sure about that, but I do know that when I do and if it's worthy, you'll get to see my "after". This "before" is delightful, and if I never get to it, I'll still be happy knowing that I showed you the original inspiration.

See you tomorrow.