Friday, January 23, 2009
One of the things I really love about clay is how you can apply just about any process to it in some way. My favorite example is printmaking. I usually treat my ceramic surfaces the same way you might work on a painting or collage and then layer prints and stamps to create the imagery. Over the holiday break Michael and I went to visit his parents in NJ and made a trip into NY city for a day. I was on a mission to find this little shop in the village that sells vintage image stamps. I bought a ton! I'm now finally at the stage in my process (when everything is dry and painted) where I can begin printing. Here are some designs that I have been playing with...I'm super excited about some plates that I am working on right now and hopefully will be able to photograph tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I just posted a couple of romance bowls in my etsy shop for a super sale price! They are seconds...a few bubbles in the glaze:( but still would look really lovely holding candy or dried flowers on your desk! Be sure to stop in and check them out! Hopefully I will be unloading a new glaze kiln today so also stay tuned for new work to be posted this weekend.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
For Christmas this year I bought the Kitty's/ Michael pink knitted catnip brains from Christine Renee's etsy shop so the Kitty's would gnaw on them and Michael could say "Mmmmm braaaiiinsss....." . Well they have successfully eaten the brains and there is now pink-yarn-cat nippy mess all over the floor which Michael is still getting a kick out of. So all in all I can say that this turned out to be a great purchase! It brought hours of entertainment to our entire family...now if only someone would clean up the brains!