Nancy Currey

As a kid obsessed with Jeanie’s posh bottle home (prison?) in the 1970’s fantasy sitcom reruns I Dream of Jeanie, I first tried making a multi-sided bottle from construction paper, tape and scissors. It was a bad hose: flimsy, uninhabitable and soggy with water. Play-Doh proved a big improvement, Fimo even more so. In my late 20’s, a friend offered me a drink out of one of her hand-thrown goblets. I was blown away by her Robinson Crusoe-like ownership of the functional pieces in her cupboard and I promised myself to make my own pieces one day.