Recently, the talented Peter Reid (his photography is like lightening in a bottle) came over for a photo shoot for my pottery. The guy loves taking pictures and wanted to get a picture of me throwing on the wheel.
Here is the result:
Awesome capture right?
I thought the picture was pretty amazing, but since then my email queue has filled up with a common burning inquiry:
“Are those your hands?”
No hand model doubles were used in this picture. Honest.
But I do have a confession to make. When I was growing up there were not many role models for me to look up to. But perhaps I overlooked one.
How could I have overlooked Madge!
Now many of you are wondering, who is this magical Madge? What power allowed her to be beamed into so many homes via T.V. land?
I will give you one hint. She’s soaking in it! And she is arguably the most famous hand model of my generation.
This women was a hand model icon. Why didn’t my guidance counselor recommend this career?
Since the 80’s are back in fashion, maybe Dove, Palmolive or Sunlight want to revive this sort of advertising? Maybe in the update they might want to use a certain potter. (hint hint) I also know a great photographer for the print campaign. Move over Madge the manicurist. Potter dude in the house!
If I don’t reply to your comments in a timely manner, I might be soaking in it. Preferably somewhere sunny and warm. Using my hands to hold a drink with an umbrella on a beach.
If anyone makes moisturizing hand cream out there, I would be happy to give it a try. Just imagine the tagline:
“Strong enough for a potter, but made for a person”. Oops wrong commercial (sans the sexism), unless you want to moisturize your armpits. I am not judging.
Do you think I earned my Madge Badge? What are soaking in? Other than sarcasm? I have that covered. Any tips for a good moisturizer? Let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love,
The Handsy Alchemist