Congratulations Catherine and Thomas. The design of this piece was derived from a diagram reflecting the PhD work of Catherine, with their names intertwined as MEEADSLTOOCNK.
It was commissioned as a wedding gift from her thesis advisor.
|This is the finished piece, stoneware with porcelain slip sgraffito.|
|The surnames of the couple are intertwined around the shoulder of the piece.|
|Alan sent me references from which to work.|
|I do not need or pretend to understand.|
|I continued to add to this small piece to determine how far I should go.|
II sent the images to Alan for approval.
|The larger piece began with four sets of four diamonds.|
|The "swooshes" connecting the pairs were added later.|
|Here are the two finished pieces, sampler and final.|