Monday, February 4, 2013

The Toroid of Wedgwood: Top Pot Doughnuts

2/4/13 Platinum Sepia ink, watercolor, Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook
noun Geometry.
A surface generated by the revolution of any closed plane curve or contour about an axis lying in its plane. (

Or, as Debora posted on the Urban Sketchers Flickr weekly theme thread, “A toroid is a round shape with a round hole in the middle. Think bangles, bagels, rings and tires.

I admit, I had never heard the name of the geometrical form toroid before, but as soon as I read the description, I knew what I wanted to sketch: the Wedgwood neighborhood’s Top Pot Doughnuts.

I’ve sketched the interior of this Top Pot a couple times before, but whenever I’ve driven past its funky palm trees and retro giant donut on the roof’s overhang, I’ve made a mental note to sketch the exterior someday. With a theme like toroid to respond to this week, today was the day.


  1. Now that building commands attention!!!! Good sketch!

    I read your article in the Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. How cool was it that I knew the author. Nicely done...congrats!!! How did they find you?

    1. Thanks, Joan! I appreciate that you looked up my article! They didn't find me... I flung myself onto them, and they accepted (I'm a freelance writer, so I'm used to doing that!) ;-)


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