Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Metlox - Freeform, Mobile, Contempora. ::Sigh:: It's All So, So Confusing. But I Think I Have It All Worked Out Now. Status: Unsure.
Ok, so while we were in New Orleans we stepped into a shop way over on the west end of Magazine Street called Retroactive where I found a matched pair of Metlox tumblers that I thought matched my two lil' berry bowls.
Well c'mon...looky, the squiggly shapes are similar and they are both made by Metlox. Dag, I
didn't even know that there was more than one pattern like this...much less Three! But much
to my surprise and chagrin, the fact stands that the number is indeed...Three. ::sigh::
I'm not complaining...am I? I was so juiced to find the tumblers thinking I was finally getting the
collection off the ground in a BIG way. When I finally got them together with the berry bowls I
realized that not only are the colors different in the pattern but the finish or glaze is different
too! Ugh. It's kind of a deal breaker with me. I have to choose.
Can you see that the finish on the berry bowls is Matte as apposed to the shiny reflective finish
of the tumblers? This will drive me nuts. I just don't think I can mix and match both the patterns
and finishes. I'm partial to the matte finish but would rather have brighter colors and squarish
shaped dinner plates.
So here's the issue, I've got a couple pieces of the Contempora pattern with the berry bowls
and a couple pieces of the Mobile pattern with the tumblers but I have no personal experience
with the Freeform pattern. From what I can see on the internet, Freeform looks like it also has
the shiny finish, but since I don't have a piece in front of me I can't be sure. Anybody out there
got a piece that they can take a look at and let me know if the finish is shiny and smooth? I
think I'm leaning toward the Contempora pattern.