Easton Medlock Oppenheim Piece

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.
I 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.