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.