Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sign Saturday


I'm always on the lookout for a hand crafted sign; the more artistic the better.

Well this one is hand lettered in chalk & in a prominent place in Ree Drummond's Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. A friend & I went for breakfast, but we forgot it was spring break so we still ended up waiting in line 45 min.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quote of the Week

The Origin of Language
18" x 18"
Mixed media/collage
Copyright © Alex True 2005


"Collage is the twentieth century's greatest innovation."
Robert Motherwell

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ceramics

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Ceramics fit into many areas of our lives:
utilitarian
decorative
religious
I've enjoyed having this communion set on my bookcase for years, but it's never been used for it's designed purpose.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Colors of the Week


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The colors of Mardi Gras:
purple = justice
gold= power
green = faith

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Color of the Week


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Happy Valentine's Day

What an appropriate color! But True, what are you thinking? A Poinsettia on Valentine's!
Like I said, an appropriate color. I bought this in early December from the first shipment into the store. It has not lost one leaf & I'm still enjoying it every day.
The cards are store bought. I didn't feel inspired to design my own. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hello Green Mask


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This guy turned out rather "funky" with his green face. This was a little different process for me. I used a lower fire clay & glaze, and I painted the glaze on while the clay was at the leather hard stage. Then the clay was allowed to fully harden before firing, so clay & glaze fired all at once. Now I know this works.



Now I'm wondering if I should try something like these Mexican masks next.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Return to Mask Making



This is the first mask I've made in four years. He/she is in the kiln as I write this. I found a local ceramic studio that was willing to work with me on some experimental pieces. This is the leather hard stage & I put the glaze on at this stage & then let it completely dry. I'm wondering what will happen.