These bowls from Brandon Philips are mine now. I saw them the day I brought my work and Gerry told me I should get them for my birthday. I really wanted to wait and see everything in the show. I had decided that it would be so nice to have one of the Clay and Blog show pieces for my 50th birthday present. I kept thinking about those bowls and last night Hollis and I were admiring them and he convinced me to get them. They seemed to speak to me for some reason, although there were so many many other pieces I would have loved. I have always admired Brandon's work and have wanted a piece for a long time, so I now have two beautiful bowls of his!!
I also have another amazing bowl. Another piece I really wanted to buy was one of Hollis' bowls which were going fast, but limited funds and all that..... and I rationalized that I already had two of his cups so I should get something else. Then as Hollis and Dee were leaving I was invited out to their car where Hollis pulled this amazing bowl out of a box and gave it to me for my birthday! So, first thing this morning, I poured a bowl of sugar smacks (sorry, I know I should have had something more fitting this bowl, but I like my smacks, ok?) and then Wesley washed it out and had her bowl of oatmeal in it. I left my Brandon bowls in the show, so this bowl is going to be getting a lot of use. Every time I bring home a new piece of pottery it stays in rotation quite a bit.
I have a lot of pictures, not really enough, but I'll try not to bombard you all in one day. I'll spread them out over the next week.
Here are my WHITE barns on a WHITE silky tablecloth..............I might have made a different choice for display..............just saying...............