Finding a source photo to create an image that is linear, but literal and evocative without being either too descriptive or too decorative is the goal.
The cobalt will be bright - but it difficult to know exactly how the yellow and pink will hold up at cone five... they will be covered in clear glaze and they are made of a very white clay - seattle pottery's Sea-Mix five.
Some source photos -- Walking around I am always looking for patterns in the way living plants organize themselves. Having these cameras in our pockets all the time is an extraordinary tool. I can go back to many different times and spaces for imagery.