Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wish Box with Deer Antler Handle

This compact box was a result of
a class demo where we tried using
box templates designed for cardboard, not clay!

Even so, the boxes we made came out pretty good
with some simple adjustments
for the clay thickness.

It was also an opportunity to question
the use of alternative handles -
found wood, vines & even antlers!

Since I built the box in clay with no patterning,
it also gave me the option of creating interest
with glazes which I layered.

When I built the box, I put 4 holes in the top
anticipating a found handle 
which I wired on.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Emily's Polka Dot Pyramid Box

This Pyramid shape box was made using
cardboard templates for making
a folded paper box.

Some adjustments had to be made
for it to work with clay...

But the glazing was pure abandonment!