In Progress—Alphabet Blocks & Teapots

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The alphabet blocks are an idea that has been on my mental back-burner for awhile, but an invitation to be in The Clay Studio’s show, Small Favors IV, brought them to life this week. Unfinished (green), each is approximately a 3 1/2″ cube. I needed to do something fun, tangential and for me…and they were.  I would love to do the whole alphabet.  I have some plans for some, well, not for kids blocks too.  These exquisitely blend my recent favorite forays: text, animals and play.


The fourth image is of two of the six teapots I completed this week for upcoming shows and a commission (each between 10-11″h, green –unglazed and unfired).

11 thoughts on “In Progress—Alphabet Blocks & Teapots

  1. These blocks are incredible- the surfaces are amazing. I have such fond memories of playing with similar ones as a child.

  2. omg! I LOVE the blocks!! They are fantastic to look at, but I bet they are even better to hold… expecting wood, but handling clay. And the birds – a huet-huet, a hoopoe and a bee-eater?! You are TOOO much! ox,ox

  3. Wow! These are fabulous! Could you talk more about maybe what influenced you to make these and maybe where you see them ending up. Like maybe the setting you see them in.

  4. Hi Paige, Thank for your nice and curious note. I will try to take some time to write about them more. I hope to do a post when the other two are glaze fired to show the three together, finished. (The finished one is on the New Work page.) Best wishes, Kristen

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