Saturday, January 19, 2013


Back in 2010 I was commissioned by some friends to produce a commemorative plate for the birth of their first child, Arlo.  You can take a look here.

2011 saw the arrival of their second child, Joseph, and I was honoured to be asked to make a plate for him.  With his initials being JFK, it was impossible not to reference John F Kennedy.  I replicated the style of Arlo's plate and went with Cadillacs, The White House and an olive wreath, but decided against a gun sight on his photo.  Got to keep it classy!

I loved working on this plate (and the earlier one).  It's not often that I'm commissioned to do pieces (ok, it's never happened before or since) but I really like the process.  It suits me to have a brief to work to (and a deadline to meet!).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

6 months between posts?!....

Well, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Not that I've been idle.  I had a baby, after all.  Coco's little sister, Frankie, arrived just before Christmas and between the 2 of them, creative time is minimal.  Not that I'm complaining.  :)

I did manage to find the time late last year to work on a few things.  One was a commission for Arlo's brother - a matching plate, which I'll show you another time.  While I was getting some printing and firing done, I thought I'd take the opportunity to whip up a few other ideas.  The plate above was inspired by an expletive fueled speech at a fancy wine event. That's all I'll say on the matter - I wouldn't want to go incriminating anyone!