Collaborative Bird Salt and Pepper Set
This piece is a collaboration between myself and Rose Hardesty. Read more about our process below the description of this piece!
These salt and pepper shakers were slip cast by Rose from vintage molds and modified to be shakers. The pedestal tray was hand built for the birds to perch on! I then decorated the pedestal with leafy branches and painted the smaller bird black so there is one white and one black (one for salt and one for pepper!). These shakers are designed to be loaded from the bottom using the ingenious indented funnel design Rose built into them. The salt and pepper come out the bottom by shaking the birds in their upright position. This was a really fun piece to make and is fun to use as well!
Our process: Rose and I have been firing wood kilns together for the past two years and it has been such a great partnership! We’re good at problem solving together, each of us have complementary strengths we bring to the table, and we are both committed to making extremely tasty food at our firings :) Once, during a firing of a large two chamber kiln together, we made pots while waiting the few days it takes to cool before unloading. We combined our building and decorating techniques together to stretch our brains and have fun and loved the results! Since then, we take breaks from time to time from making our own work to have a jam session in the studio together and make more of these pots. Thanks for checking out our collaborations!