|Terrace 5 Bud Vases, MoMAm NYC|
|Kona Dinnerware for Crate and Barrel|
Yesterday, at a meeting with a client, they asked me to send some sketches of ideas after a lengthy conversation. I boldly stated that I rarely sketch before I start throwing. Well, today, I realized that I DO actually sketch, just in my head. So I forced myself to put some of these things on paper just to see how they looked and it was a worthwhile exercise. But usually I just have an idea of what I want, wedge the clay, and go for it. Pots are like sketches. The first one or two you throw on any given day will usually not come out. Think of that as your warm up. Not every pot has to come out perfect. And not every pot should be kept.
|Pillow Plates, Eleven Madison Park|
Salty or sweet?
Both at the same time. I love Kettle Corn!!!!!!!
What is the craziest thing you ever did to get someone to notice your work?
Great Question! You have to be fearless about that if you want to get ahead. I'll do anything. I'll talk about my stuff to anyone who will listen (look how much I am typing here...)
Are there days where you just don’t want to get into the studio? If so, what gets you in there?
Yes there are, and I usually just DON'T go in- I go elsewhere. I feel that on those days, just don't do it. I mean, if I am in the middle of production and it's basically a mindless thing, then there is no excuse to not work. But If I am working on new design, and I just strongly feel like avoiding the studio, i tend to stay away for a day and not feel guilty about it. I go walk around Manhattan and come back the next day feeling super.
Is it the process of creating a piece that most intrigues you, or the end result?
Definitely both, because you enjoy the first part, the creating, but then the end result is so permanent and long lasting so you better like it.
|Edible Manhattan: "Not Your Grandmothers China"|
Describe what it is like for you when you are in the 'zone',when you are in your most creative moment? It's a great feeling. Being creative all the time is impossible though. It's good to have breakthrough ideas, then return to monotony for a while, then more breakthroughs, then more monotony, etc, etc.
I am inspired, are you? Thank you Jono for talking with P&P!