Friday, September 15, 2017

Earthenware Wall Pockets



I used Earthenware leaves to form these nicely-sized wall forms 
to hold your favorite floral cuttings or herbs.



The wall weed pot below is more compact 
and suited to indoor use...


My wall pockets will be available for sale at the Daylesford Abbey
Craft Sale in October, Paoli, PA.





Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ahhh...Earthenware for Beads!


These one inch round pinched discs made from earthenware red clay
really show off the underglaze lines and dots made from
Mayco Designer Liners! The above is one side
and below is the other...




Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tiny Catchall Dish


 This dish is a mere three inches square 
and could be used for almost ANYTHING 
from dipping sauces to catching loose change or earrings.


And this is the "other" side of this tiny treasure...
In my world, there is no neglected other side, no matter what the item.
Think about it...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chile Bound Clay Work


 Two small ScrapBach dishes will be off to Chile with Barbara Palma...


They will be accompanied by a complementary personal pitcher.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Finished Frustum Cups


A few of the frustum based cups I built in my search to find the best template are glazed and ready to take to my gallery...


This one is glazed with Mayco Green Tea in and out 
and accented with Mayco Black Designer Liner leaves which really
works well against the scroddled clay coloring.



This cup was glazed with Laguna WC 100 Celadon Froth
and accented with Spectrum 1183 Textured Dark Cloud on the
inside and handle before firing to cone 5/6.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Squat Darted Frustum CUP







All the bottom needs now is a signature!


The question is, how to get the clay slab to look like this...


This template will help but there are a few other tricks you'll need
as well; why not take a clay class with Barbara Hanselman at either
Cheltenham Center for the Arts or The Community Arts Center
in Wallingford, PA...?


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Playful Catchall Trays

 Not content to just use a simple glaze when I make a tray,
I have resorted to using lots of different things
to create an interesting finish...


For instance, I'll sometimes use more than one clay body
or actually smear one clay body on the other like I did above
to create the sensation of clouds.


Then there's the back of the tray; isn't it fun to turn one over
and find a surprise like these infinities bordering the edge?


This smaller tray is made from clay which had been printed
with an underglaze decal, but only on part of it.
The hand drawn leaves and dots were used to form a connection
between the two patterns...


And the reverse side of this 3" x 4" tray 
also has the surprize border of hand drawn leaves.


One of my favorite trays decorated totally with Designer Liners and
underglazes both front and back before being clear glazed.



A 4" x 4" ScrapBach tray with squares of a contrast clay body
and Designer Liner accents both front and back...