Sunday, July 18, 2010
We went to Clearwater Beach today. It's a little over an hour South of us. We went because we heard there were beautiful white sand beaches. There are indeed, but the beaches were filled with folks and we like the beach to ourselves.
We went to local park and I took a few photos of birds. We decided we'd come back on a weekday instead of the weekend.
Here's a thatched top birdhouse from the last firing. I put drain holes in the bottom and vents in the side and the top has a hole where a wire can be strung to hang the bird house.
When I got home I was looking at an interior design magazine and I was inspired by a modern art piece above a fireplace mantle. I made this industrial looking box. I think the glaze on the top of the birdhouse would look good on this box.
I think I could probably make a hundred of these boxes with different shapes on the sides, some over lapping, some touching, some not touching, triangles, squares, rectangles.
Some with lids, some tall, some short, some with feet, some without.
I like making feminine style pieces, like the vine covered vases and the floral motif bowls and plates I make, but I am also drawn to the more masculine or modern style of ceramics too; the geometric shapes and rough surfaces. What's a person to do if they like both, I guess for now I'll make both. Hope you had a good weekend. Comments and suggestions are welcome.