Black and Blue


This pattern I call black and blue, for me, is a practice in meditation.  I enjoy the repeating pattern of the arabesque that, in its most basic elements, is repetitive simplicity.  I respond to the individual form and flow of the slip on the body of each pot.   I can sit and draw these lines for hours and still find enjoyment in each and every bowl, mug, vase, or teapot.  The strong contrast of the black on white with the hard shiny glaze is softened by the cool blue on the inside spilling over the rim.