Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I played with a traditional quilt block. I used Coyote Clay's ^6 Pansy Purple for the middle and I put Light Stormy Blue (Glaze Guy found the recipe somewhere) over two of the purple areas. I love what the Light Stormy Blue did. Naturally, it won't photograph as well as seeing it in real life. I love what happened with the texture.
I'll be in the clay studio this afternoon making more of these.
I used a technique described in the current issue of Pottery Making Illustrated and a traditional Log Cabin block to make this tile. I used a glaze I made that was supposed to be a very light blue but in this firing came out a lovely soft gray with blue tones here and there.
Monday, March 30, 2009
My office is a dangerous place to work and having a cell phone close at hand is a critical part of my safety plan. Alas, not all my professional clothes have pockets. So... I made a cell phone purse. This is the first draft, it's a tad snug and I may make another one so the cell phone is easier to get in and out. Then again, I don't want the cell phone to come out so easily that it falls out.
I treated myself to a pearls and piping foot for my sewing machine and gave it a test drive with the fancy cord and yarn on the purse. I like how this foot works.
When I was little, I had very long hair and wore braids. I got my first haircut shortly before first grade. When I went to kindergarden, my grandmother made me pinafores. This is what I remember from one of the pinafores. I've never done a self portrait before and I'd never even considered doing one of me as a small child.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This is the front and the back of the sculpture. I used a glaze experiment on this one. Light Stormy Blue with Waterfall Brown over the top. I kept the Waterfall Brown to the top third of the piece so none of the glaze dripped onto the kiln shelf. I'm not fond of scraping kiln shelves.