October 15, 2012

rough sketch: sam of sealeg pottery

happy monday friends! oh my. i bought whole milk this weekend as a treat for my lattes + let me say, they have never tasted so good! every sip is joyous... anyways, enough about the super important details of my morning beverage, moving on...

pottery has always been a huge part of my life. my dad is an amazingly talented potter [just sells locally] + used to let me sculpt the extra chunks of clay laying around his workshop; i loved it! i have the utmost appreciation for potters, so when i found out that my friend, sam, was diving into the art, i couldn't wait to feature him + share his work!

q. // when did you start making pottery + what prompted you to start?

[ a ] I started about 2 years ago. My brother and a friend were taking a class in Santa Ana. I remember liking pottery the few times I tried it before, so I started taking the class with them.

q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?

[ a ] I get inspired from other artists, ceramic magazines, sculpture, architecture, simplicity, basic line and form, abstraction, impressionism. Sometimes ideas just come, sometimes I see something somewhere which sparks a thought to a finished piece, sometimes I just start drawing shapes and then something materializes from there.

q. // when you're not shaping clay, what's your favorite thing to do?

[ a ] surf, beach day with friends, music, coffee or tea, dinner with friends, camping, campfires, and designing for Tea in the Woods.

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i have a penchant for... tacos, listening to good songs or cd's over and over, putting words together.

[photos by gipe photography]

check out his shop - sealeg pottery - on etsy.... or if you're in southern california, you can pick up his work at seed people's market at the camp or almond surfboards in newport.

hope you feel inspired + ready to take on the week!!


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