POTS at HOME
When my teacher, Joan Watson, retired she had a gallery show in which the pots that she had made and given away were displayed, as images, on a projector. These images were not professional photos on a gradient, but simply pictures of the pots in the home of their current owner. To me, this was an amazing display.
The creation of each pot is an intimate process. Each pot starts as a ball of mud, shaped, urged, and formed by the maker to be a (hopefully) beautiful piece. While the use of pots is also an intimate process. A favorite mug might be part of your morning coffee routine, a tumbler may be always at your bedside table, a bowl may be full of your favorite soup when you're sick, urns hold the ashes of our loved ones, a platter may be used to serve a family tradition, vases hold flowers to brighten our days, and planters house our little green babies.
As the maker of many different pots over the 12 years, I have thousands of pots in countless styles in many different homes. Pots that I had the intimate process of creating, that I may have never seen since they left me. More than the making of the pot, I find enjoyment at seeing my pots being loved and used. So, I have stolen Joan's idea, and on this page I display the pots I made, in their new homes, being loved by their new owners.
If you have a pot of mine and would like to contribute it here, to this page, send me an image at DavidSullivanCeramics@gmail.com, or tag me on instagram at DSceramics, I would love to have them.