Quigley Ceramics

Luminous Pottery for the Home

Wall Display

Annie QuigleyComment

My Dining Room Wall ...so far....

  I have been seeing more and more interesting ceramics-based wall installations.  Using multiple clay pieces to develop texture and form emanating from a wall can be so cool.  I've seen some cool planter/air plant variations, walls of mugs with their own little shelves, and wall-based chandelier or mobile-inspired works.   I'm told more frequently lately that clients don't want to put objects in my carved bowls.  I made them with the idea that they would hold fruit, vegetables, pine cones, or those lovely potpourri balls.  However,  people often want to see the images uncovered.  So I tried placing them on the wall. I have a kit from years ago that contains a large assortment of nails, framing gadgets, ceiling hooks, and two sizes of L shaped nails.  I never knew what they were for.  I took them and screwed two into the wall in order to support one bowl.  They're almost perfect.  The bowls are too heavy for one nail (without an anchor) but two are plenty (and make me feel quite safe living here in earthquake land.)  They are a little large and unsightly.  I've considered painting them the color of the pieces but fear that might look worse. In the end, I like where this is going.  I think it could be expanded and that several more bowls of smaller sizes would be best. The four tiles on the left are another experiment.  I made them in porcelain and think they would really pop on a brightly painted wall.  I might make some more in colored glazes.  They have a very simple nail space on the back. Cheers to more experimentation!

 

I have been seeing more and more interesting ceramics-based wall installations.  Using multiple clay pieces to develop texture and form emanating from a wall can be so cool.  I've seen some cool planter/air plant variations, walls of mugs with their own little shelves, and wall-based chandelier or mobile-inspired works.  

I'm told more frequently lately that clients don't want to put objects in my carved bowls.  I made them with the idea that they would hold fruit, vegetables, pine cones, or those lovely potpourri balls.  However,  people often want to see the images uncovered.  So I tried placing them on the wall.

I have a kit from years ago that contains a large assortment of nails, framing gadgets, ceiling hooks, and two sizes of L shaped nails.  I never knew what they were for.  I took them and screwed two into the wall in order to support one bowl.  They're almost perfect.  The bowls are too heavy for one nail (without an anchor) but two are plenty (and make me feel quite safe living here in earthquake land.)  They are a little large and unsightly.  I've considered painting them the color of the pieces but fear that might look worse.

In the end, I like where this is going.  I think it could be expanded and that several more bowls of smaller sizes would be best.

The four tiles on the left are another experiment.  I made them in porcelain and think they would really pop on a brightly painted wall.  I might make some more in colored glazes.  They have a very simple nail space on the back.

Cheers to more experimentation!