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Monday, February 4, 2013

The Toroid of Wedgwood: Top Pot Doughnuts

2/4/13 fountain pen, watercolor
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. I'm coming in late on this conversation but I love it and your sketching choice!

  2. Choice location for a sketch. That's my hood!

  3. Choice location for a sketch. That's my hood!