I came across this blog http://these2words.blogspot.com/ this morning by way of Michael Kline and at first thought it was a photo of my houses. But I knew that couldn't be, I never make this many of something at one time! As I scrolled down I saw more and they are really fun. I love the surface treatments she is using. I've never seen this blog before, but she has some very nice work. As she said in her post this is a new body of work for her. The functional pottery Vicki makes is also very nice and these little houses work well with the cups and bowls.
A couple of posts ago I wrote about how turtles would probably be showing up all over the studio since Charlotte was putting them on hers and how a friend of mine described it as heightened awareness. I have never seen Vicki's blog, but our house forms are very similar. A house is a house, a bowl is a bowl, a turtle is a turtle....... It's funny how so many of us can take the same form and give it so many different lives. At first I was a little disappointed seeing these houses and realizing that I'm not so original and I know there are other potters that have used house forms, but I love making them and I just have to figure out how to make them my own. Just as every potter takes a bowl or a mug or a teapot and gives it their own signature. There really is nothing new is there!