Sharing a little bit of the process of making a BDB piece. Here I share the making of the custom stud domes I made for Steven Alan display.
Published on blog - April 30, 2014
The Dobbin Mews Holiday Party.
Published on November 13, 2013 and updated.
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Published on blog - November 13, 2013
A few days ago, working on the winter series, I wasn’t feeling motivated or inspired. As I patched up a ‘mistake’ on a pot, my friends asked me not to patch it up and to leave it as is. I was out of my ‘comfort zone’, however, I decided to take their advice.
They mentioned Google’s 20 Percent and I took that on that day and it was a major eye opener. I flipped through my sketches and decided to go off on a tangent and work on shapes and forms I liked but never actually made. I began building pots like I’ve never done before and it felt completely natural.
Shared on blog on October 31, 2013
As I’m rearranging my studio, I’m remembering the victories and hardships that happened in my previous spaces. The joy of moving from a desk in my bedroom to a separate, dedicated work space in the same loft and eventually to a separate building. Each move reflecting the growth of my little company, Bailey Doesn’t Bark. Tiny and yet meaningful steps towards where I am right now.
Plenty as happened and I can positively say, I’ve come full circle - back to where I started, but at the right time and the right place. I have learned to let go of the ‘bigger plans’ so that I could rediscover why I began BDB in the first place. I love to create, I love to use my hands and because dreams are hard to put into words, I will make.
I look forward to sharing photographs of my current studio / Studio No. 5. Re Jin
Shared on blog on October 22, 2013
Terra Series preview 6/16 and for purchase 6/23 at baileydoesntbark.com
Caverna Series now available at our brand new website. Come visit! baileydoesntbark.com.
Caverna Series / No. 1 - 101 / Fall 2013
The Caverna Series was inspired by the obscure world inside a cavern. The creative process began with the fantasy of exploring one and incorporating three of the five senses experienced in this imaginary journey into the collection.
Sight - “Colors and shapes” - Dark earth tones, black and hints of metallics combined with organic shapes heavily influenced by stalactites and stalagmites.
Hearing - “Sounds in the silence, sharp yet distant” - Subtle stone clinking sounds created by tiny clay balls placed inside cones and gentle water running sounds from the hanging planters.
Touch - “Through the fingertips” - Smoothness of the glaze in contrast with the exposed, unglazed surfaces of textured clay and coarseness created by carved patterns.
All the pieces in this series were hand built with clay, decorated using wax resist, pencil lines, sgraffito and carving techniques then finished with non toxic glazes.
Each piece is one of a kind and marked with its own number.
About the one of a kind series - On the first week of every season, a brand new collection of unique pieces made by hand becomes available for purchase. Each piece is individually numbered and truly one of a kind. The number of pieces by season will vary.