Wednesday, May 5, 2010

#181...my psychic creative connection to Jonathan Adler

Back in 2001, I owned a paint-your-own-pottery studio, where you could come to paint mugs, plates, piggy banks and many other types of ceramics that I then glazed and fired in a kiln, turning them into finished pottery pieces. My employees and I used to paint sample pieces of the various pieces of bisque (unpainted ceramic pieces) that we had in stock to give people an idea of how to paint each piece. We had many types of candle holders, sort of like these..............
One such shape that we had looked like a little person to me, so I painted the set as  a little king and queen.

Yesterday, while browsing on Jonathan Adler's website, I came across these King of Hearts candle holder/vases.......

....they are uncanny, right?
I guess we creatively think alike!

Mine were only candle holders, and not hollow in the center as his vases are. A few years ago, I had the idea to epoxy glue some tall shot glasses to the tops of the candle holders, turning them into bud vases, which I can use more often.

(by the way...I love Jonathan Adler's whimsical pottery. I own this, this, this, this and this)

2 comments:

MsGiggleswurth said...

cute. what a great idea you had.

Julie said...

that's crazy!!