Tree of Life
The Tree of Life above is approximately 10" by 12", made from stoneware and fired to Cone 10. The tree was made by Connie as well as all the other ceramic pieces in this post. Connie also makes a larger version of this tree which is about 20" x 17". I'll bet you can just imagine the time we have getting these trees in and out of the kiln safely for both the bisque and glaze firings.
My friend Connie is becoming a little famous for her Tree of Life sculptures. She can't make them fast enough for those wanting to order them. Each one is hand made and glazed a little differently. Connie makes the trees so they can easily be suspended from two nails on the wall. We talked about attaching D hooks with epoxy on the back of the trees, but Connie likes the trees lying flat against the wall with the neutral background.
When I went to visit Connie the other day, I decided to take some photos of her ceramic work while I had the opportunity. Connie and I met in ceramics class three semesters ago and have been friends ever since. Since Connie doesn't have a computer, I'm hoping Connie sees this post at her son and daughter-in-law's house, if not, then the next time she comes to visit me.
Two Dancers Sculpture
Carved Stoneware Tiles
Merry Christmas Connie