|young black feral in tree|
A few hand-built pieces done at home: more fun with relief carving in clay
|candle holder that have "luv U" and a soap dish with a flower on one side|
|same soap dish with inside carving|
|closer view of flower carving|
I also did a few carved jewelry pieces...
We had a workshop with a visiting artist today. We're creating a clay mural that when finished will be put up on one of the studio walls. It's about 4-5 foot long by maybe 18 inches tall. We laid out the slabs and worked some on the landscaping part today. Tomorrow we're supposed to complete it. If we do finish it, I'll try to get some pics to post. Some of the things I learned today was working with Sodium silicate and pouring slip molds.
I also recovered my under-glazed tiles from the kiln and hope to get them glazed with a two translucent glazes I bought - a celadon (green) and a snow (blue). We actually learned a new glazing technique from the workshop. It involves pouring on under-glazes with a spouted bottle, then spraying it off with a spritz bottle, let it dry, then do it again with another color.
On another thought: My daughter called yesterday evening to ask me if DH and I would be interested in watching her *sky dive* one day soon. My first thought was, "WHAT?" "WHY?" "WHEN?"
As it turns out, she is considering joining a bunch of people from work who decided to do this. We never knew that she had ever considered doing this. I had - when I was a lot younger - but now, the interest has flown (no pun intended). I told her that she needed to think this over carefully and if she really wanted to do it or would regret not doing it, then sure, go ahead. But it wasn't a decision to be taken lightly as there is *risk* involved.
As a mom, I would have loved to have said, "Oh God, no! Please don't do this", but I know that it really must be her decision...
*new post on "Mulberry Days"...*