I got back this week from a month long Artist in Residence position at the University of Montana, Missoula. There I got a great little studio space with graduate students who were warm, kind and making incredible work! It was an inspiring time where I got to make a lot of work I normally wouldn't have had the ability to make. I often don't get long 8 hour stretches in the studio and some pieces I made in Missoula needed to be started and finished the same day due to the delicate nature of their design.
Another "project" I worked on while in Missoula was every morning I drank from a different cup that was in Julia Galloway's cupboard (she was my gracious and generous host!). It forced me to try a different cup each day, looking and examining it. Several of the artists I wasn't familiar, others were artists whose work I had always admired. I posted them each morning on Instagram (an image sharing social media platform). I also decided to post them here, so those of you who don't use Instagram can enjoy this beautiful collection of cups!
I hope that you enjoy these pieces as much as I did and do! Maybe you can start your own Alphabet Cup Project with your own collection!?