Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Verdant Vase

A few months back, I did a workshop
on hand building vases in ceramic clay.
The pinchstrip technique
used for this one was one of my
demonstration pots which finally got glazed.

Clay Standard 153,
Ceramic Shop Wintergreen inside and top outer band 
with stripes of Ron Roy Floating Teal, Ron Roy Floating teal 
on balance of vase, lifted off before glazing with 
Van Gilders Oribe, fired cone 6 electric.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Three Little Fishies Neck Wear

"Down in the meadow in a little bitty pool
Lived three little fishies and a mamma fishy, too 
Swim said the mamma fishy, Swim if you can..."

Three little carved horn fishies arrived
a few weeks back in a box from my friend
Emily Cohen from Florida...

Since I am not a Pisces but have plenty of
"Piscean" friends, I figured I would 
use them someday.  That day came sooner
than planned when I came across
the stoneware yoke I had made
ions ago... they called to each other!

Then there were the hand cut glass discs 
from Emily which arrived this week.
I had no choice but to make them all
into a necklace tonight...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

My 2016 Birthday Necklace

Over the years I have collected many components, 
always promising myself I would make something using them.

With the arrival of my latest CatfishStu goodie, 
I finally broke down 
and made myself a Birthday necklace for this year.