Making lots of the same item can be either monotonous or soothing or both. I like being commissioned to make a series of products with a specific purpose, because then I have a destination all planned out for each little thing. In the case of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation’s gala in Saint John called, ‘Playing with Fire’, I was asked to make 60 centerpieces, for small candles.
The Keynote speaker was Theo Fleury, author of ‘Playing with Fire’ and former Calgary Flames’ hockey captain. This inspired me to make a cut out eye-mask shape on one side and the other side had flames cut out, then curled up and away from the pot.
The pieces were auctioned off at the end of the night, as a fundraiser for the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation:
It is important to commemorate events, milestones, and accomplishments; clay does it well.