Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Most Fun I've Had...

Without Laughing! (Apologies to Woody Allen)

This necklace seems to have a little of everything;
it just emerged from nowhere as I sat at my dining table
(which doubles as my work table) to make it.

The hand painted reversible pendant happened
weeks before the necklace and yet I seemed to have
all the complements needed for it to become...

CLAY...I LOVE where it takes me...


The above Intaglio mat, Three Fish & a Friend,
was created last year for Emily Cohen's birthday
to make her a set of luncheon plates...

The Four Fishes Intaglio mat makes it easier to cut
the fish apart for stamping; all the fish are different
but I will say, the flounder in both are the favorites!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Wearing of the Clay

Stoneware Shards as necklaces and earrings...

Shards, leather and Copper...

Earthenware clay pods, Trade beads
and Mykonos Components on one necklace;
Tatanka Wicasa pendant, handmade and reversible...

Combed eathenware fun...

A stick found while walking in the woods,
Wasser glass and hand painted stoneware leaf pendant
plus a necklace of clay discs...

Pentaphilia scilptural necklace & earrings...

Have a Heart and Heart of Stone Necklaces...

Chips Ahoy Gas fired clay chips...

Scroddled and colored clay discs connected by
delicate copper chain...

A rattle bead focal pendant on a two-part necklace
and an Intaglio pendant necklace...

A Manges shard necklace and
another found wood and gas fired pendant necklace...

The RA Sun God necklace and two strands of
spiral clay tubes with red garnet accents
on a single necklace...

CLAY - I LOVE where it takes me!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MORE Girls Just Wanna' Eat Lunch Earrings by Emily Cohen

Catfish Studio knows just how to deal with 
TIME pieces and their parts...

She makes them into the coolest earrings!

How about this pair 
for your next dinner party wearing...

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pierced Wasser & Clay Earrings

Vibrant teal Wasser glass rectangles suspended from
copper hangers and accented with textured clay discs.

Charcoal pierced Wasser glass, blackened steel
and hand painted spirit hole discs

Irregular pierced pieces of Indigo Wasser hoover over 
hooped Egyptian earthenware scarabs...

Taupe Window Wasser glass pieces, fancy bails,
textured stained clay ovals & pink Wasser
stalactite hangies...

Pierced grey Wasser triangles show off a pair of
hand painted spirit hole stoneware discs...

Melon Wasser squares married to hand painted
scroddled spirit hole discs.

Friday, May 3, 2019

South West Personal Pitcher

It's so nice to have a new glaze make such a
statement on a patterned form...

This one is the matte Blueberry from Georgie's
accenting my Southwest Border impressions
Intaglio mat design...

It is on a 'one piece' personal pitcher;
the inside has been glazed with Mayco Cinnabar
and the clay used is Standard 710 stoneware.

Not everyone realizes that ALL of the factors -
clay body, glaze color & application, firing methods -
all play a role in the outcome of each piece.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Pentaphilia Reversible Necklace


Reversible Pentaphilia Necklace and Earrings with
hammered copper wire work, leather and chocolate
stoneware clay pieces decorated differently
on each side... a fun to wear pair!

Friday, March 22, 2019

A Statement Necklace & Earrings

Scroddled clay discs are accented with African Trades
and semi-precious red Tiger Eye Spheres
suspended from a woven natural neck cord.

Accent Earrings

A Past Earring Style Revisited...

The simplicity of Wasser glass shapes placed
over each other, 

 hovering colorfully above delicate
textured stoneware discs or spirit holes...

All of which
become animated by the wearer...

Not to mention 
the statement made in the wearing.

I Lost One of my Earrings...

Just the thing you hate to hear from someone
who purchases from you on a regular basis...
Because it is usually followed by,
"They were my favorite pair of earring,"

The next question is always, 
"So, can you make me another pair like them?"
And my stock answer is,
"YES, I can make you a pair which is similar." 

Because it is my policy to only
 make one of a kind pieces
for my one of a kind wearers!