Does the thought that design doesnít have
to be intricate and overblown resonate with you? If so, Iím pleased to
bopdotz designs are for
people who understand that quiet and unassuming are desirable
characteristics. But if thatís a new concept for you, donít let quiet
and unassuming mislead you. Together and separately, they can nurture
joy and pleasure. They can allow a piece to stand out or quietly enhance
its surroundings. Imagine a simple sterling silver teardrop-shaped
pendant against a plain dress or top, or a bowl with a quiet flecked
finish showing off the bright colours of the salad within and youíll get
the bopdotz idea.
Sara Hogwood and I make my
bopdotz ceramics and silver jewellery as a low-production
enterprise in Canberra, Australia. My goal is to bring a little
happiness into peopleís lives through the mediums of clay and sterling
Taught by experienced and creative makers
in both disciplines, I like to think that theyíve given me the skills to
explore my ideas, paring them back to achieve my aim of simple,
well-designed, well-made pieces. Pottery is the slower process: throw a
piece, wait for it to dry, bisque fire it, glaze then fire again,
planning ahead so that for each firing thereís enough work to fill the
kiln. This process usually takes a couple of weeks at best. Silver is
more immediate Ė jewellery pieces can be started and finished the same
day. I find the very different processes involved in creating ceramic
and silver work equally fulfilling and enjoy moving between my two
If you love minimalist design, simple
spaces, clean lines and affordable prices then we have a lot in common.
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