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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Clay Flowers

OK, I know they are trite.  After all there are gorgeous real flowers around.
And there are wonderful artificial silk, paper or even plastic copies of flowers.

But every once in a while a woman wants to try her hand at making one out of clay.  And they are just the suggestion of one, not a duplicate.  Sculpture. Art?


  1. I Like your clay flower and have also made a couple myself.

    The great thing about clay flowers are, that they still "bloom" in the garden when the snow is falling.

    That´s the perfect reason for making clay flowers :-)

  2. yes a suggestion of one and they don't wilt, need fertilizer or fade, have you used underglazes or glazes on the first one, I like that effect.

    1. This is one of my older pieces, before I kept a notebook of what went on what. My guess is some of our shop glazes with maybe Mayco Stroke n Coat, which is either cone 04 or up to cone 6...I've been able to get something out of them at either temp. But the shop glazes would be cone 6, and they are the majority of the colors.
      I'm also doing gluten free food, and having touble coming up with fun thanks for the salmon patty recipe.

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    1. Thanks Gary, and you are the stud-muffin in blogland today. (Do they still say that?)

  4. No plastic flowers, please. Real, clay, silk, or paper are fine. I really like these, I don't think they are trite at all.

    1. I agree, the only place plastic flowers work is outside (until the sun fades them). I love seeing window boxes with fake flowers looking so gay and bright!


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