Pottery Boys Clay Studios artists Glenn Woods and Keith Herbrand sharing their studio experience in these blogs.
What an honor to have been asked by a few people to make special pieces designed to celebrate anniversaries - from one year anniversaries all the way to 60 year anniversaries and many in between. With each project, we get to know a little about the couple celebrating their anniversary as well as the person or people giving the gift. With that knowledge, we weave in elements that create a story. I will show examples of pieces in the video and photos attached.
Keith and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary June 13th, 2020 and in preparation for that anniversary we are making a limited series of what we are calling "Anniversary Pots". These are collaborative pieces: Keith makes the base of the piece and I make the top of the piece. Once the pieces are made, I fine tune the forms and assemble them and use 35 beads to mark where they were joined. The pieces are signed with both of our names and we will glaze them together as well.
Each of these pieces are 35 years in the making - when we first met, I am sure Keith would have never dreamed that one day, he would also be a potter and yet, here is his work and with each day, with each pot, he becomes more skilled and a very fine potter - couldn't be more proud of his progress. We are a team as potters and life partners - held together by the 35 years and our anniversary pieces are held together by 35 beads. The beads on each piece create a unique pattern and each of the pieces in the series are slightly different in form.
It is our hope that others who are also celebrating 35 years together, will find one of these pieces meaningful and add one of them to their pottery collection. We hope this piece will serve to honor the journey we all have taken to get to this place, each different and unique to the nature of the two who have traversed together.
If you would like us to design and create an anniversary piece to celebrate your next anniversary please contact us and let us know what you have in mind. We need at least a month to create this for you.
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