167: adventures in tabletop

When I  decided to pursue designing for commercial applications, I started out with tabletop.

I'll explain more later about how I got into that, but for now I just wanted to show you a few samples that were made by Zrike a few years ago:

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Can you see the bees on the strawberry vase?

You know that this one ended up being produced for Calyx Flowers:

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I hope you can tell that these are not my photographs! They were sent from the factory.

Pumpkin vase:

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And gravy boat! 

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I don't even like gravy, but, man I wanted this gravy boat!  

Here is one of the handpainted designs  for a pasta set:

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And here is the sample set:

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It's incredible how precisely they replicated my hand. (my style of painting)

Here's another example of my originals and the samples made from them:

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Yep, ice cream bowls. And here is the set:

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I wish the pictures were better. This is all I ever saw of them. I know, they're big for ice cream bowls- but I really like  ice cream.

My fave:

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I was so disappointed that this one didn't get into production.I want one.

Maybe someday!