Actually, I don’t really like spaceships for whatever that might conjure in one’s mind, and I’ve never thought to myself, “Dang, why haven’t I been sucked up into space by a bunch of UFO in their flying saucer yet?” (I did like the movie, Space Camp, when I was a kid, but I’d much prefer to sit on this big rock we call Earth and stare at the stars rather than try to get up close to them).
Have I also mentioned that I’m not a super fan of heights?
BUT, I do find myself drawn to the shape of flying saucers – or at least after the fact. It’s amazing what you find out about yourself in retrospect. You start looking at the things you’ve made and you’re like, “Hell, there’s a theme I wasn’t aware of.”
Anyway, last fall I started playing with different shapes in the bowls I was turning, and one thing I kept going back to was my version(s) of the flying saucer.
My first foray into saucerland was with Claire. She was a cherry burl bowl that is now living in Minnesota. I miss her but am glad she’s happy.
Other flying saucer-y bowls include Maude, who went to a good home in Chicago, and my more recent creations Tallulah and Gwen…
and you can even see the them in platters/large serving dishes like Elise and Myrina.
Aside from pondering my relationship with wooden vessels that look like flying saucers, Lori and I have been really busy lately getting ready for a few shows. Mayfest Arts Fair in Lexintgon, Kentucky, is coming up in a few weeks (May 12th & 13th at Gratz Park), and the 18th Annual Art in the Garden event in Augusta, Kentucky, on Saturday, June 2nd. We’re going to be presenting a bunch of new stuff, including some of the flying saucer bowls/serving dishes shown above. We hope to see you at one of these shows, and if not, we have a few things lined up for later in the year. Thanks for stopping by!