The weather does not always cooperate with the calendar so it may not feel like Spring quite yet, but the days of cold and dreary are fading and the promise of sun, warmth and growth are within our grasp. In the studio, this time of year it’s a time to shed some of the familiar creative habits and develop some new ideas that have been percolating.
I choose bright colors for my glazes because they convey the fun I have in the studio and complement the organic shapes I strive to create. Color equals happy – and that’s the emotion I want to achieve when these items are put to use. I believe food looks and tastes better when it’s served in or on an appealing vessel.
This colorful palette combines a single underglaze color with a creamy white glaze. Which of these is your favorite? Click on the photo to vote for your choices.
I also use a combination of the single color underglaze with a watery Bluebell glaze. Click on the photo to let me know your favorite combinations.
Spring is the season when outdoor time increases. Daylight lasts longer, the garden beckons to be cleaned up and prepared for new growth. The warm temperature allows me to shed some of winter’s layers. In the studio, I am motivated to design and create items for the outdoor spaces of the yard. Do you have a favorite garden decoration that signals Spring to you?
I’ve also been tweaking and developing my on-line identity to accurately reflect the clay art I produce. Check out the changes to my website including new content and photographs. Some of my favorite recipes are posted for you to enjoy. I’ve updated photographs of my pieces for sale on my Purchase Page to showcase each item without background distractions. I’m also working to enhance my Instagram account. Follow this photo journal to see the latest pictures from my studio. It’s part of the clay journey and helping spread the word about what I create and sell from my studio.
I just received this wonderful creation by English ceramic artist Shirley Vauvelle. I've enjoyed looking at her work on-line and was lucky to purchase this sweet bunny and have it shipped 'across the pond'! It makes me happy and is inspiration to continue my own growth and journey in clay.