Saturday, January 23, 2010

Serendipity, baby!

This weekend I have the pleasure of attending a pottery workshop at Syracuse University with Jennifer Allen. Those are her beautiful cups above (I snagged the photo from her website).

Today was so inspiring in ways that seem completely unrelated to anything. It was odd, but as I watched her demonstrating her process my mind was flooded with ideas for my own work. Ideas that on the outside appear to have little in common with what was laying before me. And yet had I not been watching Jennifer work my creative thoughts would never have gone in the direction they did.

I just love it when that happens.
(Inspiration is where you find it.)

I'll be back tomorrow with photos of the workshop. :)

7 comments:

mairedodd said...

i love that too - cannot wait to see how it manifests...
and thanks for sharing the talent of your friend!

Round Rabbit said...

I wish she was my friend!:)
I was actually only a little familiar with her work before this weekend. But there is something about it that inspires me greatly. I can't wait for tomorrow!

Tam Hess said...

I can't wait either! Very cool work...xoxo

Andrew Thornton said...

I love those cups! Nice!

And congrats on the break through. It's a good thing when the Muses are smiling upon you.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

I can see why you found inspiration in Jennifer's work- those pots are lovely! I just wanna drill a bead hole in one and sling it around my neck to wear! I know you'll interpret your inspiration into something beautiful!

Cindy

Dani said...

I'm soooo jealous!!! But I can't wait to see what you create!!

californiablue said...

Gorgeous work - I love the color scheme, the design, the layering affect - all rich territory for inspiration. Looking forward to your interpretation!