Thursday, January 29, 2015

Greenware Plaquettes Ready for Firing

The Art Bead Scene

I have joined a new group of talented bead artists 
who actively share their work on two Pinterest sites 
by offering both bead 
and finished jewelry challenges monthly. 
If you are a maker of art beads or jewelry using them, 
why not check them out!  

I find it a good idea to review plaquettes and beads 
from the past 
as I begin to form new beads for the future. 
 Sometimes I am encouraged to re-create an oldie 
but more often than not,
 I am inspired to go in a totally new direction.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SNOW Plaquettes

The impending 'blizzard' of 2015 closed down most of southern New Jersey and cancelled my hand building classes giving me the opportunity to stay at home in my studio and form some new, spontaneous plaquettes, pendants and earring beads.  I am up to applying terra sigillata and underglazes after smoothing all the rough edges with fine steel wool. I think I will do glaze accents on one side of most of these so deciding where to put what colors now and making notes of the glazes I want to apply after their first firing is a bit of a task...

These were all impressed from my Intaglio mats (both sides) with the exception of a few like the lion and Sphinx heads which were made from my own molds.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Joni took pictures of some of the projects completed by 
participants and they will be posted soon...

Clay Camp Album

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Creative Landscape of Aging

Judith Zausner has published a book on creativity and it's relationship to aging. The tome contains her insightful essays on the subject as well as interviews with artists (who have crossed the 60 year old mark) and who openly voice their answers with intuition and chutzpah.
I am honored to be one of the artists Judith chose to interview...