Two Ceramic Reproduction Projects, 2014

Two reproduction projects from 2014

In the course of my commercial work, I have made models and molds for many Reproduction projects. Here are two from the past year:

Eva Zeisel Salt and Pepper Shakers- Eva Zeisel designed these in 1946 for Redwing Pottery. (They are commonly called Shmoos, after the Al Capp cartoon character, although the shakers actually predate the cartoon.) I made models for the reproduction of these pieces. In the first picture you can see the original ceramic samples, my 2-D studies and templates, the clay model, and several generations of refinement through successive molding and casting. After a rigorous critique and approval process by the Zeisel estate, they are scheduled to be introduced this year- look for them at  Eva Zeisel Originals

Coffee Mug- This mug is iconic in the advertising, packaging, and commercials for a major national coffee brand. Several copies were required for photo and film production. I made measured drawings of the sample and then plaster models and molds. These molds were used by NYC ceramist Dan Levy to make finished porcelain pieces. The third picture below shows the original sample and the repro. Honestly, I don't know which is which. 

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