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A custom bowl order.

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Vases in Steel Grey.

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New Groove Vases.

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Red!

 

 

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I’ve shown these pieces on my website and shared some of them on Instagram and Facebook, but never talked about the inspiration behind them.

Each piece is based on the gestures, movements and mannerisms of people – a tilt of the head, a subtle hand gesture (not that kind of hand gesture), a facial expression or the way one leans into another person during a conversation. I wanted the pieces to have a dynamic stance and engage with the space around them. Each piece can stand alone while some work well in a group – just like people. I’m working on a few more and hope to share them soon.

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So, what do you think? Can you see it?

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Friday in the studio. Happy weekend all.

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Well that was a long hiatus. 5+ months of no posts. Oops. I blame instagram. It’s just too easy to take a photo, upload it and not have to worry about adding a whole lot of words. If you’d like, you can follow me at kim_westad.

When not feeding my instagram addiction, I’ve been in the studio making lots of new things for the holidays including some new ornaments. This year, Whirl ornaments come in colors including silver, white ice, and copper.

I’ve also added some new Peace and Noel snowflake ornaments also in white ice, silver and soft gold.

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Now for some business news. For those of you kind folks who will be ordering gifts in the next few weeks, please know that I won’t be shipping from December 12 through December 21st. For you last minute New York shoppers, I will be at the Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market on December 23rd from 11-5 at 622 Degraw Street in Park Slope. Should be a great day.

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Thrown, dismantled, rethought and assembled. New Industrial Vases:

and an Egg Chair Vessel in Sapphire Blue:

 

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I get a lot of special requests. When it’s something straightforward like glazing a mug in a different color or remaking a sold item, I’m usually happy to oblige. There’s also the occasional inquiry where I’m asked to reproduce someone else’s work (sadly, there are people that do that) or to change one of my designs. Once someone wanted me to redesign the Whirl Serving Dish so it could function as a yarn bowl (what?). Things like that get politely declined. Other requests are pretty out there, but that’s a post for another day.

I think the one thing that I’ve been asked for more than anything else is a Pebble cup with a handle. It’s a completely valid question- “can you just stick a handle on that”? Unfortunately it’s not as simple as it sounds, so I’ve always declined. The curved silhouette of the original design is intended to nestle right into the hand. Adding a handle to that silhouette would look awkward feel clunky. I’ve made some small adjustments to the shape  and have come up with a handled version that I’m pretty happy with. May I present to you, the Pebble Mug:

It’s a little shorter than the original cup which changes the silhouette, allowing the proportions to work with the handle. It also feels nice and balanced- something I strive for with all my mugs.

Happy weekend ♥

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