Dec 27, 2015

Funtional pottery

Believe or not I've never own a pottery wheel, saying that pots had not been something I feel I could make in a production kind of way, instead I love making things that are one of a kind, more elaborated and with minimal use of machinery, still wanted to make some pots and spoons inspired on requests from friends who had seen my work. 
I came up with a theme and colors, all towards a rustic natural look and simplicity. 
I'm delighted to see the beauty of this creamy glaze, this plate makes me think about creme brûlée and the hardness of stoneware is a great touch. 

I also made spoons with driftwood handles, my son helped me to collect the wood from the beach and the lake, it was fun and educational for him since he had to look for non-cracked, doable thickness and lengthy pieces of wood. 
All this work and more can be found on my etsy store. 

Dec 2, 2015

Little things on big walls

What a season change for me! When I thought I would had a "relaxing" end of the year I ended up taking a great challenge. I'm collaborating wit a great mosaic artist on a series of murals for the Children's Hospital in VA. I've been making little and some not-so-little inserts, so far everything is looking very good, I can't wait to see the results. 

For now there are some of my favorite pieces 

Leaves for trees 

Stars for air balloons 

Butterflies for a landscape 

Fish for a undersea scene and so on. 
I'm overwhelmed with work but it is a good problem to have, the designs are so playful and brings me a smile each time, I hope does the same to you. 


Oct 5, 2015

Knobs and Knobs

The display is all set, the last details are up. I wanted to create a variety of cabinet knobs that would coordinate with my wall designs and there you go! 
The piece of wood I had in my studio was perfect, the finish is nice and smooth, the same thickness of a cabinet drawer and a great contrasting color for the colorful knobs. 
For more details you can purchase them also online on my store www.sikiu.etsy.com if you live close to me then you can stop by David Hecht Kitchens at 154 Cross Road. Waterford, CT 06385 

Sep 22, 2015

Old rusted metal and Clay

Sounds like a great combination to me! I went to an old building to take few treasures and I found some big rusted nails, probably used to hold something, when I saw them I immediately imagined how they will look with a colorful flower on the top, smooth and vibrant in color in contrast. 
I started working on the first design as soon as got back to the studio
Collecting wild flowers and browsing my archives also helped me to get inspired and this is what I'm making, it is still very raw but soon the flowers will be fired-hopefully tomorrow.