Friday, March 14, 2014

Feature Friday: Blue Sky Pottery Co.

Spring is just around the corner, and I am beginning to feel all the warmth and sunshine coming with it. I noticed a couple weeks ago the birds returned and were singing joyfully, and we're starting to get those lovely 70 degree days right before the nightmarish summer heat. I keep opening the blinds in my house to let the sunshine in and see all the beautiful Spring colors popping up.
I am a huge fan of color, I am most definitely not one of those people who wear only black and gray, so I was particularly drawn to Deb Babcock's creations when I found her lovely pottery shop. I was drawn to the vibrant, happy colors and the beauty of each one of her items. Ranging from dinnerware to vases and yarn bowls, each of Deb's pieces are handmade in her Colorado studio with her own specially concocted glazes.
1. How do you define art?
I agree that it is in the eye of the beholder, and for me, art is something that touches my senses through great design, color, composition, storytelling or just wonderful technique.

2. How would you describe your art?
Contemporary ceramics for the home.
3. Name three adjectives that describe your artistic point of view.
Colorful, elegant, whimsical

4. Who has most personally influenced and inspired you as an artist?
Vincent VanGogh

5. Has your artistic sensibility changed since you first began?
Not really, it has just been refined over time.

6. What inspires your art?
Nature and color

7. Do you have a favorite artist from another field?
Yes. Chihuly for glass; several fiber artists; my mom (now deceased) who sewed quilts; several jewelry artists; lots of painters and photographers; woodworkers, too many to mention

8. Who is your favorite competitor from your field?
Julia Galloway

9. Do you have any occupation hazards or mishaps?
Sure -- getting cut from sharp edges of glaze; getting burnt from taking things out of the kiln while still hot; inhaling clay and glaze dust; to name a few

10. What did you wish you would have known when starting out?
I continue adding to my knowledge each year by attending workshops and seminars, reading, watching videos, etc.

11. What is your favorite item currently for sale in your shop?
Usually, it's the latest thing that I made. Perhaps some of the vases with cut out designs.

12. Who is your favorite author? What was your favorite book as a child?
Ivan Doig; Nancy Drew

13. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Airline Pilot

14. Where is the farthest you have travelled?
Europe - Germany, France, England

16. Where can people find you and your art online?
Etsy: blueskypotteryco and my online shop:

1 comment:

  1. I've seen their bowls before, but I haven't seen the one with the rain clouds. Adorable!