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Clay – Carving and Piercing

So the latest thing that I’m playing with is carving (also called Piercing) Clay.  You can do this when the clay is still wet, or when it’s leather hard, or even somewhere in between.  One thing you’ve got to remember … 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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Clay again today…

Boy, I’d forgotten how FUN clay is! As mentioned previously, I needed to make a few pieces so that when I fired the kiln, it was full. Well, I started playing around again this morning, and couldn’t stop. I made … Continue reading

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Clay….

Well, I haven’t worked in clay for over 2 years!  I need to make a few things so that I can fire up the kiln and get some old small pieces fired, but I don’t want to have a half-filled … Continue reading

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A bunch of stuff that I made…

I’m desperately trying to get some pieces made for the TinyShop at Nest Collective, so that I have a bit of Reserve stock.  I sold two paintings last week, YAY!!!  These two: The crow is my favorite painting that I’ve … Continue reading

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TinyShop ….

So, my TinyShop at Nest Collective is SLOOOWWWLLLY coming together.  Paul and Chuck built me a wall (No Trump Jokes!!! ha ha ha), and Lorna helped me a LOT with staging it. The Wall The Products – I’d like to … Continue reading

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Clay Stamps

I LOVE Clay Stamps. LOVE ’em!!! I look at them on the ‘net, I collect images of them on Pinterest, I follow blogs of potters who make them. Love Love Love… And I’ve made my own… maybe 50 or 60 … Continue reading

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Studio Tour – All Set To Go!

Here’s what my and Lorna’s set up looks like for the VISIONS Studio Tour.  We are so fortunate to have this awesome outside space to work with. This is Lorna’s Official Art Sign – Awesomeness!!    

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Look What Lauren Made!

Lauren’s mind is a wonderfully wild and wacky place, as evidenced by her latest clay creation.     These fish were done from an idea completely out of head.  Check out how the first guy is looking backwards in terror … 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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