Chasing Down An Idea | Mandy Henebry | Episode 834


Mandy Henebry | Episode 834

Mandy Henebry has been doing the job with clay for practically 3 decades. Mandy’s operate is a reflection of her enjoy for house décor, and entertaining with foodstuff. Soft colors and tactile patterns grace the surfaces of her pottery. Mandy at this time life in Boise, Idaho doing the job as a comprehensive-time studio potter.


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Where by did the notion of stencils occur from for you?

I like surface design.  I appreciate patterns and I needed to in some way incorporate that into my do the job. I was bored with the glazing system and preferred to elevate the appear of my pots not from the glazing procedure but from the floor style and design perspective.

So you began with styles, was it vital for you to make them repeatable?

Not necessarily. I feel the most essential factor for me was the pattern experienced to talk to me in some way. Some patterns I adore looking at them and it’s pretty much a visceral response in which I see and pattern and it’s both a yes or a no in my head.

The place did you start out contemplating how Cricut may possibly be the remedy for producing these styles?

I knew I had formulated a way of incorporating my designs with the stencil and I did not want to be just going to the retail outlet and buying a stencil that a million other persons had and ended up working with for various unique items. I wanted it to be distinctive and truly the only way to do that was to get started creating them. I applied Photoshop, I utilized Illustrator, and the Cricut appeared to be the only solution I experienced and which is wherever I started.

In which were being you wanting for responses? Did you google sample maker? 

I was acquainted with the Cricut but at ACC they experienced a maker’s space and they experienced this enormous laser machine that we could use, you know, who could have one particular of those people in their home? I suggest just to have the space is one particular factor but to be capable to pay for it is a full nother detail. So I investigated the Cricut. I researched the distinct products it could cut and figured that it was the most effective solution for me.

By way of trial and mistake you produced up your possess method. How quite a few trials would you say you went by just before you began to say, Ahh, this is it! ?

Trials with the ceramics aspect, or trials with the Cricut?

Certainly. The stencil component. 

The Cricut part…hundreds. Hundreds, if not thousands. And it’s an day-to-day discovering approach for me.

Are you however mastering?

Of class!

Which is your preferred sort to make?

My favorite type that I make is the just one I am at present creating.

Do you experience which is a little bit of a cop out?

Ok, if I could toss one variety about and over and above it would probably be a bowl. All people demands a bowl.


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