Pottery + Yahtzee = Pohtzee: In Progess

14 Nov

Alex and I have a love of Yahtzee that dates back to the infancy of our relationship. Many of our evenings over the last 5 years have involved Yahtzee and Carlo Rossi, and finally we collaborated on a set to make it a beautiful and functional piece in our home. The lid of the jar has a foot on it, so that it can be flipped over and used as a bowl to roll the dice into. The bottom half of the jar houses the scorecards, dice, and dice shaker. We made a couple of prototypes last year, but  now the jars are taking on a different look, and I will be letterpressing the scorecards. Here is the old version:

Alex throwing:

The first new batch:

Slightly redesigned scorecard I am working on. I would love some feedback before I have a plate made, particualarly on the Yahtzee category. Right now it is 5 thumbs up for 5 of a kind, but I think we can do better than that while still fitting with the vibe of the scorecards. Any ideas? If you click on the picture you should be able to zoom in to see details.

I will be sure to share the final product after the pots are fired and the scorecards are pressed. We will be selling them in my Etsy store when they are finished.

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4 Responses to “Pottery + Yahtzee = Pohtzee: In Progess”

  1. debbie :) November 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    I want one…I love this idea!!!! You are both SO talented!!! I also want to buy some notecards….and…..do you do produce postcards? I need some postcards for a class project (we send postcards and we receive postcards from different places around the world). Love you!!!

    • minkletterpress November 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      You can certainly have one! I haven’t made any postcards yet, but I’ll let you know if I do. Thanks for looking! xoxo

  2. Andree Ramey November 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Hey Nicole!
    I love the POHTZEE!! It has been a special part of our lives also! What a fabulous idea you have. Will you be making more of these bowls and scorecards to sell? Take care and keep up the wonderful work!!

  3. Grace November 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Man T & I have been talking about printing board games for a while now- I hope these take off! Handmade board games are the new Wii of the future. When I took a tour of Monticello this spring I saw an old school board game on canvas paper lying on the floor and while the tour guide was telling me about it I couldn’t stop thinking “I want to make this, this is soooo cool, I need to make this, there are endless possibilities with this idea”- & way to go with the awesome collaboration with Alex. Love it 🙂

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