Monday, May 28, 2018

Terra Sigillata Pinch Pot

Carving through terra sigillata colors on a leatherhard red
earthenware pinch bowl can be such fun...

Of course, adding some terra sigillata dots is also playful
on both the inside and out and they make -

The Pinch Bowl Complete!

Scrappie Vase with Tassel

This is what happens when you use class scraps 
to form a vessel...Two different clay bodies, 
one with some blue transfers,

Every scrap used then accented on the bisque 
with Mayco Designer Liner leaf drawings. By the way,
 I started putting tassels on my vases 
when my felines found what was in them a bit
too interesting; now they bang the tassel into the vase
and I know they are investigating where they shouldn't...

Dot Leaf Cup & Personal Pitcher

Hand Built from red earthenware clay, 
both of these complements have been impressed 
with my Intaglio Dot Leaf design.

Then glazed with Duncan TM Indigo and Courtyard
Rich Rust matte glazes.  The leaves on the cup bottom
were drawn with my favorite Mayco Designer Liner Blue.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Philly Earrings...

Philadelphia Pennsylvania has many identifying icons 
from the Liberty Bell to Rocky atop the steps of the Art Museum 
but the one image which always says Philly to me is 
a soft pretzel with mustard! 
Sure, plenty of cities tout soft pretzels 
but request some mustard for your pretzel purchase 
and the first thing you hear is, “You from Philly?” 

From one of those interactions, came the idea for 
“PHILLY EARRINGS Worn by Authentic Philadelphia Gals.” 

Individual soft pretzels were carefully hand shaped
 in ceramic clay and many were ‘salted’ 
with under glaze dots before being fired. 
Once out of the kiln, the tiny pretzels 
were paired with mustard color bead accents
 to form the beginnings of Philly Earrings. 

Each pair comes on it’s very own stand-up 
Philly Gal card allowing you to leave your pair 
proudly displayed on your dresser 
when they’re not being worn…