For some people this might seem like a natural progression, but for others accumulating a 'go-to' set of designs and themes is not as easy. But we are all born with our likes and dislikes already ingrained in our personalities. Sometimes we just need a little direction to bring them forth from our subconscious mind.
In my home, I see my aesthetic everywhere. In the furniture I buy, the clothes I wear, even the dishes I feed my kitties with. Before my move from Los Angeles to Richmond, Virginia last summer I did a lot of purging. And in a dark corner of a cabinet I found a little ceramic container that I had made at camp during my elementary school years. And what was decorating it? What texture did I incise into the clay? Why, scrolls and curlicues of course! The same go-to design I use when demonstrating various things in metal clay classes. Whether I'm making a scratch foam texture, or drawing with syringe - I always make S curves. That shape is in my genes I guess.
|Table, Candlestick, Headboard (folding screen), Dresser. All with scrolls.|
Posted by Lora Hart