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ALCHEMY OF CLAY - where art meets life

Shown above: A Goddess, female form from Renancourt in Amiens, northern France. She was found in a layer with organic remains that has been radiocarbon dated to 23,000 years ago.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020


 As they were being assembled

 Drying on the kiln shelf so it wouldn't have to be moved from a batt to the kiln.

The kiln was too hot when I stopped by on Friday, to open and remove...but I did see them. I hope there aren't any cracks. Those wings made all my friends in the studio raise their eyebrows, being concerned that pieces of slab with that much extension were very likely to crack. Me too!

And here it is...before I moved it to my shelf, where a bit of the top of her hair broke off. I think it's fixable after the glaze firing with a tiny spot of glue.

The whole problem is, that big a body would never fly with those flimsy wings.  Where's your aerodynamics brain today?

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Fiber art or pyrography?

 No this is not fiber art~!

 This close up may allow you to see that it's all painted onto a canvas.

 Robin Gleeson Warren - cold-wax painted "Untitled."

 Sun Kised - Carol Cole Czeczot

 Waterlily - Patricia West


I don't know what pyrography is...but found this very beautiful.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Local talent

Here are a few more of the artists on display at the Red House Gallery. Some of these artists are new members, and some have their own studios right there in the Red House...upstairs mainly.

 Anne Wisenant is a long time member.

 I like these pastel quilt style fields and mountains.

And there is a good collection of paintings by Marilyn Place with Peru as the focus.
 Marilyn Place has her studio right upstairs from this exhibit.

 Path to the Sacred Valley

I'll share some more art from the Red House gallery soon again.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

I missed it the first time around

The series in Britain called "The Great Pottery Throw Down."  They have been off the air a while apparently, but now are back, at least on You Tube. So Here's Season Two, episode one.

I enjoyed seeing these potters, who have some reputation in order to have been asked to join the competition. They also represent some ethnic and age diversity. That is supposed to add to the competition.

So they work to make a breakfast set...of which I could see myself making the cups and saucers...but a toast rack? And a coffee "cafetier" for which a plunger is provided, and must fit precisely.

The next challenge (after the first 20 minutes of the video) is throwing egg cups off the hump.

I hope you enjoy this. I'm going to go see if YouTube has also episodes of Season One.  Oh and apparently there are more episodes already of Season Two. Yay!  See you in the videos!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Events and rituals of Native Americans in art

More art from the James Museum of Western Art
St Petersburg, FL

Chief Joseph

I think this is the last of my photos from our visit to the James Museum of Western Art in St. Pete, FL.