Okay, so I’m not really quitting my day job to become the next Jonathan Adler, but I am currently working on a very cool project which has required me to put on my very first ceramics designer hat (eek – so exciting!). Let me explain.
This fall’s BlogPodium will featureÂ a local organization called SisteringÂ that offers supportive and educational programs to homelessÂ andÂ marginalized women, so that they can develop newÂ skills and have more control over their lives. Inspirations Studio is a division ofÂ Sistering that develops participants’Â knowledgeÂ about crafting ceramics.
This year, I have the opportunity to design a collection of ceramics in collaboration with the artists at Inspirations Studio that will be auctioned off at BlogPodium in September with all proceeds going back to Sistering. Earlier this spring, I met withÂ Victoria atÂ Inspirations Studio, and I shared my designs. UnderÂ her guidance and instruction, the artisansÂ areÂ bringing my designs to life (um, amazing!). The process thus far has been really cool and creative, and the items are coming along so darn beautifully! I’m impressed, and I’m eager to see the final products soon (it’s so hard to be patient, but I’m trying).
Â Inspirations Studio, photos by me
I hope to eventually share stories from the artisans at Inspirations Studio and the full production process, but for now, here’s a very small sneak peek of one of my designsÂ (I can’t give everything away quite yet!).
photoÂ byÂ Victoria
Christine Dovey of Bijou and Boheme is also busy designing items, and attendees of BlogPodium have a chance to win aÂ chance to design pottery of their own! I encourage you to submit your design if you’re attending BlogPodium this September.Â Read all about it here.