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

Pattern and Texture Showing

The Palette & The Page April 2019 Showing is in full swing 
featuring my work as well as the encaustic paintings of 
Sandra Koberlein.  The Gallery, located in Elkton Maryland, 
is a little over an hour from Cherry Hill NJ where I live 
but worth the trip down!

Reversible Pentaphilia Necklace and Earrings

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!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stoneware Spirit Hole Discs on Ethnic Cords...

Otherwise known as K.I.S.S. Necklaces
(Keep It Simple, Stupid)
A 16 gauge copper coiled bail slides
easily on the Ethnic 6 mm cord and 
each one supports reversible Stoneware 
Spirit Hole Discs...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Featured Teacher Showing...

The Featured Teacher Showing of my work 
at the Community Arts Center 
in Wallingford, PA runs till June 1st.

The work of my students is also featured
in the Stairwell Gallery and we have named their grouping, 
F O U N D !
Tray by Linda Selwood

The students work will be there till the 27th of April. 
The opening for both events is from 2 - 4 PM 
on Sunday March 17th, 2019.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Clay Camp TEAPOT

Built in the soft fabric-look style and glazed
to look like leather with textured complements,

My first Oliver Teapot!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Not a Headpin In Sight!

Beach glass shards tumbled smooth and 
drilled with holes can make an awesome
pair of earrings!

This time it's beach glass buttons which
take center stage as an earring
component. Hand formed and decorated
ceramic clay discs hang in the balance...

Red Wasser glass - lightweight and festive - 
suspended from a decorative copper bail and 
brushed copper ring...

There's that red Wasser glass again, this
time along for the ride with incredibly thin
clay discs transfer printed with rice paper

Hand Formed Headpins & Earrings

Many earrings are 'built' on a headpin.
In the above pair, the hand formed headpin
was made with a spiral bottom design
to carry the hanging clay squares...

This entire earring is made on a headpin;
if you look carefully, you will detect the flat
copper spiral under the last disc which is
really the bottom of the headpin...

This headpin (with a eye pin top) has a simple
diagonal square bottom which holds my
hand painted spirit hole disc under the clay
carved tube bead above it.
Each spirit hole disc is accented with a pair 
of wavy copper spacer discs... 

Friday, February 1, 2019

More on Making Earrings...

I love making earrings with my many Spirit Hole discs...

...accented with Wasser Glass shapes

and hand cut faux sea glass hearts from Emily Cohen.

The combination makes a fabulous 'look-at-me'
pair of earrings...

Not to mention lightweight and easy-to-wear!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time for Making Earrings...

Since I am doing an Earring Workshop in February
at Gallery on Park, Swarthmore, PA, it seemed
like a good idea to bone up on certain skills...

I also wanted to use some of the beads I intend
to share at the event to make samples of earring

Not all the earrings I made include clay beads;
but they do show techniques which work either way.

Amethyst slices and semi-precious beads can make
quite a statement!