Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"Jenuine Junque" & Impressions in Clay
I was visiting my friend, Shifra, the other day at her shop "Jenuine Junque" in Springville. If you're passing through our town, be sure to stop at "Jenuine Junque". You never know what treasure you might find including one of a kind art, jewelry, clothing, and all sorts of wonderful gifts. Be sure walk around in the gardens and visit the side yard for wonderful "junque" for your garden.
While I was visiting, I asked Schifra if she had any jars of old buttons for sale. She was wondering why I wanted mismatched buttons. I explained that ceramic artists are always looking for items to texture their clay.
Since her shop carries lots of unique items, I thought for sure she might have a jar of buttons for sale. She didn't have a whole jar for sale, but looked in her personal stash and gave me some great buttons and other things to use for texture tools. Thanks Schifra, I have already put some of the items you gave me to good use.
I'm calling this my Sombrero Chip & Dip Platter. I never know where or what I might find to use to texture clay. Here I have used a button with a star pattern to press into the clay, as in the first detail photo above.