So I’m working on more combinations of colors along with the hand painted under glazes and Mishima patterns….plus using different kinds of patterns with the under glazes. There’s so much to do and so little time. I’m scheduled to participate in a couple rather big shows. One in Topeka and one in Atlanta!!! Both are multiple day shows….I’ve finally gotten different display shelves…got to “stage” both my booth and my car to see if this can in deed be done. I’m sure there is a way…wish me luck.
So Art Central in Carthage has a membership show every year. This is the entry I submitted for this year…and it won 2nd Place! Plus, it has since sold!! Time to make more.
So the first few pictures are actually updated older work that to me just didn’t have the pizazz that I wanted them to have. So I added some color decals and then a bit of gold luster for added effect.
The soup bowls are a first for me. I’ve made many cups and bowls so it’s a combination of both. They are a commission to boot, so already sold!
Then there is a gaggle of teeny Mishima vases…each one different and each one very special. I always end up picking out one that I really like.
And the last picture is just fun….a toad house. I missed a deadline for a fund raiser so I kept one. I did make five birdhouses that did make it to the fundraiser…so it’s ok. I forgot to photograph those …darn it.
Yes, I’ve gotten into the 2016 International Cone Box Show. The show will open Friday March 4th at the Hilliard Gallery,1820 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108. I’m thrilled to be included in this show that will be running during the 50th NCECA conference to be held in KC. I can’t wait to see my work with other well deserving clay artists!!
So here is a little example of what I’ve been up to lately. Finally, came up with the best clay body in combination with the glaze that I like. This particular glaze causes the blues in the underglazes to run which I really like. It gives the work a more water color kind of look (which I really adore). I do like the cherry blossom effect, but I think that I may experiment with other flowers, maybe sunflowers or mums.
I, also, have been stretching clay to make serving trays which are paired up with the mishima tea sets. Stretching gives the clay so much movement…really fun to make as well.
With any luck one of the two little sets will be in the Cone Box show. At least, they are entered. Time will tell with that…keep your fingers crossed, I know I am.
The works in progress will be seen at this year’s NCECA’s conference at the Webster House in Kansas City. That will be in connection with the Midwest Clay Artist’s show there….that whole show is going to be awesome. Our members are really pulling out all the stoppers for this one. More to come on that, too.
Now, I just want to let everyone know that if there is ever anything on my site that people are interested in purchasing, please let me know. My cart is so out of date…maybe I can get it going again.
Today was an art kind of day. Demonstrated my clay art at a local gallery, Rose Gallery, for their open house of which I have proud to be included in their long list of artists. Then I took a break in the middle to attend a class at Spiva Center for the Arts. Learned a bit about fused glass art. A quick insight into cutting glass and making a plate. It was so much fun!!! Then back to the Rose Gallery to do more demos with clay. I did manage to make quite a few ornaments and a few trays, a couple that were sectioned and one that I stretched. All in a day off!!