Grandma’s Engineering

I adore vintage doilies.  I collect them, tattered and stained, from thrift stores and flea markets.  The geometry in them is beautiful.  I admire the busy hands that created them.  Doilies are so unappreciated now.  So I preserve them in my clay pieces, fossilizing them in the clay.  The doily gets removed before firing in the kiln so I can use it again and again.  This piece in particular reminded me of a suspension bridge so I named it “Grandma’s Engineering.”  Of course, I added my own geometry into the blank spaces of the piece.  I sold it a few weeks ago.  I must use that doily again to make another one…but different.

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