It's already April. The time has just been flying by and I have been in non-stop production of porcelain and stoneware pieces. My adorable little kilns have been firing like mad and my usual "study" breaks --where I experiment with techniques and things I have no plans of selling-- are obviously picking up. Because, "we got time for that."
Exhibit... C or D on the experiments list. A porcelain vase that is no bigger than your average, genetically modified, chock-full o' hormones, egg. It's so adorable and cute. Just dripping in 22k gold so modestly. I love. I'm not ready to divulge the actual reason why I have been testing this vessel form out, but I can promise you, it's not for any of the reasons you are thinking. We are all better than the straight-forward, obvious guessing. We are, aren't we? It's not for flowers or drinking out of, but it will be for holding something... Moving on!
Yesterday, as some of you may have already seen on Instagram or Facebook, was a day for hand-forging some little bits of metal. This was done between firing layers of 22k gold onto some orders that will be shipping out in the next few days. Multi-tasking is my jam!
Today, this will be the photo trotted around town. These little studies of patinated metal will grow into something more P&S, but the greater goal here is the pairing of metal... directly embedded into porcelain. Not unlike the 22k gold interior, jaded bracelet I wore at the COAST Tradeshow, the curated luxury show for upstarts like me. [Wiggles eyebrows.]
There is the bracelet of everyone's visual and curious desire. It takes an unpredictable amount of time to make, so it has more perfecting to workout. Perhaps you'll see it again in the spring of 2015.
But, the big announcement, and the additional push for more production has to do with the upcoming feature with One Kings Lane as part of their Artisanal Vanity. They have been lovely people to work with and I am so delighted to have been invited to partner with them for the launching of Porcelain and Stone's first fine metal collection. The feature goes live on Monday, April 21st -- so, mark those calendars and... snap some screenshots.