Category Archives: Surface Decoration

Faux Midori Notepad

I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do, but I KNOW that I won’t remember it by the time I get home, so I have to scramble to find a scrap of paper to make a note of it.  … Continue reading

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Wall Hung Moon – Finished

The finished fired clay piece –  it’s about 12″ across.  It exceeded my expectations!

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More Clay Play …..

And one more Piece before I fire up the Kiln. This will be wall hung; it’s about 12″ across.

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Clay…..

So, I need to fire up the kiln to cook some tiny little pieces that the Grand kids made, which means I also need to make a bunch of big pieces to make it worthwhile. Here’s what I’ve got so … Continue reading

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A new painting for our Dining Room…

Hey, it’s been awhile……….. I have been wanting a big-ish painting for our dining room, and I had a 24″ x 30″ canvas laying around, and today I actually started working on it, yay!! Since I haven’t done any figurative … Continue reading

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Art With The Ladies – Another Address Day

So, some friends had seen the Colorful Painted Address that I’d made for our place and wanted to try it for themselves.  They both made gorgeous signs, and went home feeling very pleased with themselves! Here’s the two of them … Continue reading

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Painted House Numbers

(As usual, click an image to see it bigger, in a new Tab) We don’t currently have a very pretty house number sign, and I decided to make one.  This was a terrifically easy project. I painted a piece of … Continue reading

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Something Different

I’ve seen “art kits” on the ‘net, and thought I’d try to make one.  Basically, it’s some kind of compact, portable storage for art supplies so that you can paint on-the-go. Sadly, this involves sewing, and I have a love/hate … Continue reading

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Best Art Day EVER!!!!

So, today I took an Assemblage Class with Lauretta Lowell, and I created a MASTERPIECE!!!! I’m not kidding, I think this is the BEST piece of art I have ever created.  What an awesome day.  Lauretta has a working studio … Continue reading

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Epic Fail or Stellar Success??

Lorna and I were in an Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend, and our versions of how it went are absolute polar opposites, which just proves that successful or failure is all about your perspective. Lorna doesn’t frequent Craft Fairs … Continue reading

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More Creepy Clay Heads…

These are meant to have lights in them, in the back, so that the light seeps out through the cracks……

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Talking Stick and a Failed Heart

Kinda creepy, but I like it.  It says Speak Truth. The colors on this heart are great, but I was trying different techniques for adding clay hanging parts, and this one did not work, alas. The holes for the wire … Continue reading

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Color on the Latest Clay Pieces

Here’s a sample of some of the colors for the bowls and the scarf jewellery. Some I love Some I like And as usual, some need more work…..

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Fresh Batch Out Of The Kiln

Here’s the latest stuff out of the kiln.  This is a wonderfully BIG batch, as I read that, when bisque firing, you can stack things on top of each other – who knew?? I thought that those little heart bowls … Continue reading

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An Epic Failure…and some other stuff

I’m intrigued by using Under Glazes on pottery pieces before they’re even bisque-fired.  I don’t have a clue, really, how to do it, but none the less, I decided to try it on the triple-vases I’ve been making, and yowza, … Continue reading

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Clay – Heart Bowls and Vases…and a Fat Heart

Here’s what I’ve been working on this week.  Lorna’s signed us up for a Christmas Craft Fair at the end of November – http://www.cowex.ca/?craft-market,29.  We’re sharing a couple of tables, so I don’t need as much stock as if we … Continue reading

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Clay Hearts and Creepy Heads

Although I really enjoy the hand-building part of these pieces, it’s even more fun when I get to start adding the color.  Here are a few finished pieces. Original Colored Original Colored, and with lights in the back of the … Continue reading

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More Clay Hearts

Had a very productive couple of days in the studio. First, I made a multi-heart wall hanging. Then I made 12 little Heart “Ring Bowls”.  I see them as an easy purchase at a Christmas Artisan’s Fair. The bowls themselves, … Continue reading

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Clay Hearts

Gah, I found this is the DRAFT section of my posts – apparently I forgot to actually hit the PUBLISH button 3 months ago! So, another great day in the studio, although I didn’t actually create that much.  But I … Continue reading

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Clay – Greenware Firing

So, I’ve been making pieces and holding off firing them till I had enough for a whole kiln load.  Apparently, I grossly overestimated how much my kiln will hold, because I did TWO firings and I still have 5 pieces … Continue reading

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