On the table ....
or on the shelf ....
or any surface ....
preferably scrubbed wood
in a kitchen ...
in the studio ....
in the homes of artists.
Catherine White's blog held me captive for days and nobody could get any sense out of me until I had finished reading it from one end to the other. I love the way Catherine writes and thinks. I love her ceramics and the way she photographs pieces against hand painted backdrops. And I love her choice of poetry and excerpts from the books she reads.
"Sometimes when asked how I chose to make pots I jokingly say that in a household of artists the only space left to express myself was the table. The family dinner table was the place of sit down meals, jokes, shaggy dog stories, limericks. Grandfather White's round robin letters were read aloud and our day-to-day adventures recounted. While conversations whirled around me, I studied the flowers, the pitcher, the sugar pot and the coffee cup, often imagining them with cartoonish variations." - Catherine White
"My dream, was to make an evocative setting of plates, some cups and a teapot to nourish my friends and to fill the table with pottery" - Catherine White
I can't resist weathered or scrubbed wooden surfaces. Perfect for Watanabe Takayuki's ceramic pieces. Photo credit: Nazara Lazaro. See Watanabe's website here.
More of Watanabe Takayuki's work. Photo credit: Nazara Lazaro
An old favourite of mine, Elaine Pamphilon's paintings. See more at her website here.
On Tim Johnson's work table. See Tim's website here.
I love this image of African carvings which I found on Pinterest. I would love to give credit to the photographer if anyone knows anything about it.
Link to my Pinterest board, On The Table, here.