For years confetti dots were a pattern I festooned my dishes with. As polka dots grew in popularity, I stopped doing them as much. I think I felt like I wanted to ‘own’ dots? How crazy is that? I sort of like to think I reinvigorated the passion we inherently have for dots. Ah, the vanity! Damien Hirst’s use of dots in particular got to me because his were fetching such extravagent prices! My somewhat modest efforts at dots by comparison recessed into the back of my memory into an archive of early designs.
However, porcelain is a very durable product and people who have purchased my dishes over the years tend to continue to use them. A couple of weeks ago one such couple called me, 5 years since the last time I heard from them. They have a set of my confetti dot dishes and use them to this day. They have purchased a second home in California to be closer to new grandchildren and guess what? They want another set of confetti dot dishes! I was so impressed that I got back into dots.
So, this spring and summer we will feature confetti dots and lots of spring colors. Gardening has also started to become a more central component of my practice. The flowers that bloom during this season inspire my choice of colors and the fresh produce available seasonally locally also inspire cooking and entertaining, bringing friends together over a calm repast. What could be better?