I took a Greek Tesla out of the kiln this afternoon. No wait! It makes sense! I’ve been working on different versions of my antique Greek pottery inspired functional ware for a few years now. My latest obsession is alternatives on the tankard (circa 750-725 B.C.) I found on the Christie’s auction website HERE.
For my first test of the tankard design I just added a quick loose geometric pattern.
That was okay.. but a little boring and I don’t like boring pottery. What if.. What if I added an image of Nikola Tesla to the vessels? How cool would that be? A “mash-up” of antique Greek pottery design and a visual of the “archetypal mad scientist”! Yes! This needed to happen!
While I waited for the kiln to cool enough for me to open it and see how the Greek Tesla tankards turned out I killed time trying to decide what my next new hobby should be. I like to learn things, and I’m always looking for fun ways to stay active. Hey! I know! I have a lot of friends who do fire spinning; and I live in the country so there’s lots of space; and I could practice (with non-flaming spinning things) whenever I’m waiting for my kiln to cool. Fire spinning. Why not?
And that’s how I ended the afternoon with four test Tesla’s and a pair of stripy practice poi.
It all made sense in my brain.