White, Grey, Darkness, Cold, Wind…. The list to describe the winter in Denmark can go on and on like this. The days are short, the sunlight is almost like a miracle that happens every now and then but you can’t rely it will hold too long and the sleeping hours become somewhat too long available to call them fun.
I felt the need to move away from the monotony of winter and also the one at my workplace of creating more ‘life-like’ dogs, coloring them as they should be, trying to create the ‘perfect’ salt and pepper blend, or struggling with the unpredictability of the white glazes to achieve the purest of the whites, and looking at black dogs coming out of the kiln with a shiny glaze. All that resembled too much to the view I had through the windows, but with a difference, I could change the reality I saw ‘inside’ the windows.
So, I decided to give a way out to my needs in a creative way, forcing myself to create my own colors, my own sun, my own fresh days, day after day.
Then one day GREENY came out of the kiln.
He has been made in PORCELAIN a couple of months ago. I knew that I wanted him to be different, he was made in a very special material that allowed me to work in a totally different way than the clay does. Not easier, no! But different. This porcelain is very flexible after you learn to understand it and somehow ‘control’ it.
However, this piece stayed in a shelf for months waiting until I had that inspired moment, or that need I knew that would come…
GREEN it will be! So he swam in the glaze bucket and I crossed fingers for a nice result.
I had no expectations I also didn’t know how people would like him, but I was sure he would be absolutely different. Different from the reality outside AND inside the windows.
GREENY ABSOLUTELY LIGHTS UP MY WHITE BACKGROUND 🙂
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(A new collection of terriers is coming along, keep an eye on future posts)