Saturday, April 10, 2010
This box is a continuation of a series I did back in 2001. The little container is topped with bright green forms resembling sprouts coming out of the earth. The main body of the box is left unglazed except for Robin's egg blue polka dots. The inside is glazed in various shades of blue and green.
Use it to hold you hopes and dreams and tiny treasurers.
at 3:30 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
In making this series of spoon rests, salt cellars, and soap dishes, I wanted to move away from my usual style of thinly made, and refined pieces. I wanted to exaggerate the raw nature of the clay and have that feeling remain in the finished pieces.
This spoon rest is rustic and earthy and really shows the malleable qualities of the clay in its unfired form. It is made of thick clay glazed in a wasabi colored glaze and with recycled melted glass pools in Caribbean blue.
First the clay was thickly rolled out and curved into a rough bowl form, then impressed with a primitive stamp in the middle which was filled with melted glass when fired. The result is bright and earthy and really appealing to me.
See more miniature curiosities here.
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