Pewter cast in familiar shapes.Resin made to look like glass.
Polymer clay made to look like ceramics.
And all of them, made to look old, vintage, antique. Imperfect, worn-looking, with the maker's hand so visible. I don't want my work to look manufactured or machine made, I want it to have the look of something old, a treasured piece from the distant past. The shapes, the colors - all meant to have that same ancient style.
My mind lets go a thousand things,
Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
And yet recalls the very you -
Twas noon by yonder village tower,
And on the last blue noon in May
The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road;
Then, pausing here, set down its load
Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly,
Two petals from that wild-rose tree.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I hope I have achieved it, that resemblance to all things old and well-worn.