Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pinch Pot Garden Giraffe Bell


The latest in my series of whimsical Garden Bells made from
the basic pinch pot...


Imagine Gerry the Giraffe's legs clanging in your own
woodland garden or better yet, plan to attend my pinch pot
workshop this June at the Pennsylvania Guild Store 
in downtown Lancaster, PA.


And make your very own garden bell...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Purple Pendants Collection


These are what happens with clay leftover scraps...


Which are compressed together and cut into shapes...


Then accented with Mayco Designer Liners...


In this case, the scraps were Standard's 710 and
cone 5/6 porcelain paper clay...


Every two pictures shows the front and back
of the same pendant components - 


Photos 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10
show how they look on each side of the same piece


When these are used to make a necklace
in reality you end up with two different necklaces...


If used for earrings, you look good
both coming and going!



Often the clay colored shapes determined
the Designer Liner accents; for instance,
did you spot the starry night cat & fish on the one pendant?



 Made a lot more of these than I thought; 
some are at Blue Santa and others will go to
The Pennsylvania Guild Store in Lancaster.







Then I'll also make some into necklaces
and earrings to sell...



I love the clay scraps and Designer Liner
patterning mingled!

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Test Tile Worth Framimg

The best way to get the feel of a new product is to simply use it!
This white bisque tile was first coated with areas of underglaze colors
then those colors were accented with various colors of
Mayco Designer Liners - what fun!

Creating a Covered Cheese Tray

This covered tray began awhile back...



And is now ready for the kiln!