Below is one of Eric’s new baskets that he will be offering for workshops in 2016.
I thought it looked like a person, reaching up to the sky, in a yoga sort of pose. So Mr. Basketmaker named it “Twist and Stretch.”
But then I told him my unsolicited opinion that this basket should have a head-like shape as a lid. He rolled his eyes followed by a small grunt and a “corner-of-the-eye” stare. Nonetheless, he said he would only entertain the idea if I came up with something and presented it to him. (I also sneakily told our friend Suzanne so we could gang up on him, two against one, for the idea of a lid. I think she convinced him that it could be a good idea…)
So I’m in the process of attempting to make some clay sphere finials to attach to a wood lid that can be custom ordered for this basket.
Now that statement is not a guarantee (hence me using the word “attempting”). I have not created a clay shape, as of yet, that I like! But I will keep at it. If I’m successful, then I’ll post some of them here.
P.S. Suzanne, I was going to post the “clay head knob” ideas we created but I didn’t want to embarrass either of us…