I found this bowl at a thrift shop. I loved it the moment I picked it up.
I was especially attracted to the midcentury vibes it was sending my way.
I was intrigued. So, I bought it.
If you love art pottery history, you’ll be intrigued too.
Let the research begin!
The bowl is 11” in diameter and 2.75” tall with matte and glossy blue and matte beige and brown glazes.
The middle interior with blue glossy and brown matte glazes has an incised abstract design and more incised decorations around the interior perimeter of the bowl. The bottom has the blue matte glaze and the outside rim has a layer of blue glossy glaze.
It is inscribed “FILLOUS” on the bottom in the clay in upper case letters.
I’ve read various blog posts and there seems to be a rumor going around that Emilio Pucci and Princess Marcella Borghese collaborated to create the Emilio Borghese fashion label. As a matter of fact, when I first started my research, I too had those thoughts because I kept coming up with articles that told of their close friendship. Afterall, the Princess was not only the creator of the Borghese cosmetic line where she created brightly colored lipstick and nail polish to match Pucci’s colorful prints, but she was also a knit-wear fashion designer herself. And the fact that Pucci was a fashion designer, it made sense to me too. Several 1960’s articles reported event news where both Pucci’s and Borghese’s clothing lines were being shown at the same events. Some fashion news articles mention both of the them and show side-by-side images of models wearing their designs.
Then, I found these articles:
She was born in Paris September 17, 1929
During her early childhood years, she was surrounded by artists and writers.
Gertrude Stein was her godmother.
As I strolled through the trail at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, I came upon this beautiful butterfly who patiently posed for me. With my Nikon 7200 in hand, without a zoom lens, I had to get very, very close to it to get the shot. Surely it would fly away, I thought, as I crept closer and closer while praying that I wouldn’t scare it away. But, much to my surprise, it stayed there for an unusual amount of time while I clicked away.
Recently, I strolled around the downtown square of Seguin, Texas on a mission to scout out photo ops for new designs. Small town America never fails to deliver through its buildings’ and sidewalks’ surface patinas, vintage/antique tiles, and interesting architectural details that tend to be the “usual” subject matter of my designs. And then …..there it was! The unusual found object.
Well, today's the day for my first blog post to talk about my latest venture Transforming Photography Into Design. After many, many hours of technical tasks and product uploads to bring my website to life, I can now get back to what I really love doing .....designing fabrics! ....read more