Back in the Studio…..YAY!

I’ve spent the last two days playing with clay in the studio, and it’s all because of Lorna.  She, Andy, and I are going to go into an Arts ‘n Crafts show in October-November.  Lorna’s making crosses of all shapes and sizes and materials, Andy is using PaverPol as her medium, and I’ll be doing clay .. um…  things……  Not quite sure WHAT things, yet…

Lorna has been sending us updates on what she’s making, and the materials she’s finding, and her joyous enthusiasm has Andy and I chomping at the bit to get at it as well!

Yesterday, when I was in the studio, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected to.  In fact, I couldn’t sleep last night, I was tossing and turning and realized that it was because  I was putting too much emphasis on the Marketability of what I was making, rather than just enjoying the process of being Creative.  Sure, I’d like to sell some of my stuff, but I don’t “make a living” with art.  The small income I get just goes toward more art supplies.  Sooooooo, since I got THAT clear in my head, today has just been fabulous F  –  U  –  N  FUN!!!

I made two more “Talking Sticks”.  I hate ’em both, but I’ll still fire them and see if they look better once they’re painted.  I think I’ve got to let this idea go, I just don’t seem to be nailing it.

TalkingStickC_D1 TalkingStickC_D2 TalkingStickC2I found this one in my drying area; I’d forgotten I’d made it, sheesh.

TalkingStickB1 TalkingStickB2

I also made a vase, which I totally love.  Three simple embossed tubes, tied with string.  Once it’s fired and painted, I’ll wrap wire around the vases where the string marks are.

VaseC1 VaseC2

And then I found these vases, which I’d also forgotten that I’d made.  They’re still greenware, but I painted them with UnderGlaze.  I have not yet used UnderGlaze in my kiln, and haven’t a clue what I’m doing, so this’ll be an interesting experiment.

VaseA3 VaseA4 VaseB4 VaseB5

And a couple with no glaze:

VaseD1 VaseD2

The next one is pretty big – 10″ tall; I LOVE the niche in it, with the asian text.

VaseE1 VaseE2I’m also going to create a bunch of Wall-Hung pieces.  The first two are Hearts.  I put the pen by them so you could the size.  The first one is big – 11″ from top to bottom.

HeartA1 HeartA2 HeartB1 HeartB2

I’m intend to paint these with REALLY bright colors that pop….

What a great day……..I am SO lucky to have an art studio……….


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9 Responses to Back in the Studio…..YAY!

  1. The Favorite One says:

    You never fail to amaze me !!!

  2. Maureen says:

    I think he means that in a good way.
    Sounds so much fun and nice to have some enthusiastic art buddies. Love the detailing.

  3. Lauren says:

    Love the vase with the string,can hardly wait to see Spring flowers in it 🙂

  4. Jen says:

    These are all so Creative with a capital C.

  5. Jo says:

    Love the vases and the hearts. Be sure to post the final products. BTW – Janice and I were at the gallery at Mattick’s Farm and saw “houses” similar to the ones we made. If memory serves me right they were selling for about $150.00.

    • mckitt123 says:

      Oh man, that’s WILD, eh? It’s difficult figuring out what to price stuff at, and frankly, I think that Clay is generally underpriced compared to paintings. Not in this instance tho’, ha!

  6. Paulie says:

    I like the vase flower “tubes”, the Japanese vases, and the niche piece. Great work!

  7. Marcia says:

    I love love love what you are doing… The three vases tied together are brilliant and I want them!

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