The 3D Initiative

In the spring of 2020, I started learning 3D modeling using Blender, an open source 3D modeling suite. This turned into an opportunity to completely reimagine the pottery landscape. Over past the weeks and months, I’ve been modeling the entire Bauer Pottery line for my new publication, California Colored Pottery: A Mostly Complete Guide to Bauer’s Iconic Dinnerware line. I’m also venturing into interior architectural visualization. Join me on my 3D journey as I learn, explore, imagine, and create.

QwkDog 3D Bauer Pottery Cigarette Scene

Bauer & Monterey 3D Scene

3D interior design study featuring a Monterey chair and Bauer Pottery pieces. ...

QwkDog 3D Bauer Pottery Batter Bowl

Wrapping Up Kitchen Bowls

I’m about 100 models in now on the Bauer project. This set features the two batter bowls, beater pitcher ...

QwkDog 3D Bauer Pottery Teapot

And Back to Bauer

Finally took a break from the distraction of making chrome barware to soldier on through some of the Bauer mode ...

QwkDog 3D Art Deco Shaker Bel Geddes Manhattan

Bel Geddes Manhattan

Looking for opportunities to increase revenue during the Depression, the Revere Copper & Brass Company star ...

QwkDog 3D Art Deco Glass

Reimagining Dimestore Deco

In the Vintage Bar Ware collector’s book by Stephen Visakay (you can still find his time capsule of a web ...

QwkDog Art Deco 3D Manning-Bowman Shaker

Making Art Deco Barware Parts

I took a break from pottery modeling to create some n ...

QwkDog Bauer Pottery Plainware Cup & Saucer

Starting the 3D Project

Early in 2020, I created a set of new fabric designs for printing at Spoonflower. Once you upload your design, ...