Sunday, July 15, 2012

Salad Days 2012

Tyler Gulden

Gail Kendall

Lucy Breslin

Yesterday was Watershed's Annual Salad Days event. This year's Salad Days Artist Adam Paulek outdid himself; the plates were charming and witty and entirely delightful, incorporating what I think was a stretched-spring texture with decals referencing local sights and landmarks, in clever juxtapositions.

My visit was brief yesterday, I had my salad, shot some photos, and took off. (Sort of like a panda: Eats shoots and leaves. ) I'm not that good at parties, unless I am either giving them, or half in the bag - not an option, as I still had to drive home. I am actually quite shy in person, and I get overwhelmed by big crowds. This crowd was huge, since it is also Watershed's 25th anniversary year.

And it was hot and I had glazing to do.

I didn't catch the names of all the makers of wonderful pots that I photographed, so not all are attributed.

If I have time later today or tomorrow, after the kiln is loaded, I am going to try to acheive the sort of undulating surface you see on many of the Salad Days plates. I'll record my efforts here, so don't touch that dial!

1 comment:

Barbara Rogers said...

Oooh, I'm drooling over that pottery. Got some inspiration here. Thanks! Barb of Alchemy of Clay