Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Waiting for Cake

One of the things that Nancy said she wanted from the very first time she saw one, was Kristen Kieffer's cake plates. We ordered this from Kristen back when we were planning our vow renewal ceremony. As we got closer to our tenth anniversary, we both realized that the money we had planned to spend on the event was better used for other more practical things (lawyers, surgeons, etc).  We just celebrated our 11th anniversary, which traditionally is associated with gifts of steel. I would much rather have pottery any day of the week.

Kristen's pottery is top notch, in every way. So often potters are either mud-people, fire-people or they want to paint but are afraid of a big canvas. Kristen eschews those stereotypes, aiming straight into the heart of the traditions of decoration. Finding inspiration in everything from English silver teaware, to needlework, to gardening to wallpaper prints... Kristen manages to combine so many different cultures and aesthetics into a cohesive body of work that just begs to be used and displayed for everyone to enjoy.


June Perry said...

Lovely. Now I'd like to see the first cake you're going to put on that beautiful plate.

alexander solla said...

Me too, June. Nancy usually makes the cakes around here. Last cake she made was a gorgeous chocolate cake... but it was too tasty (or we were too ravenous) because we got ZERO photos of that cake sitting on the stand. Next one Nancy or Aurora makes, we'll have to try to photograph!