Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We're back home and I'm glad to be working with clay again. I knew I'd use the fish cutter my friend Cindy from Alaska sent me, I just didn't know how or when. I guess a trip to the ocean helped inspire me. I made this fish bowl and I like how the fish look like they're swimming along. Thanks for the fish cutter, Cindy.
Judging from the comments of patrons of the Arts Council of Moore County NC, my wall tiles were well received at the Clay and Blogs show opening night. So I thought I'd make a fish wall tile in the same style. I signed my name in the lower right hand corner on the front like the previous pieces I made.
I remembered making a wind chime with ceramic leaves a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd make a fish wind chime today. I'll hang the fish from wire or fishing line strung through a piece of drift wood. The fish are about eight inches long. After I textured the fish I almost put them away to dry. But then I thought, what about the other side? So I turned the fish over and textured the other side too.
I used several different shells for the texture on a couple of vases and a platter.
Those deep holes are so hard to hand glaze. Why do I do this to myself?
While I was looking for shells on Amelia Island, I must have been absorbing ocean influences. I was hoping to find a shark's tooth, but never did. I did find the horseshoe crab though. I'm not sure where he'll show up in my work. Gary loved Amelia Island so much, on the way home he said he wanted to move there and be a beach bum. Oh boy!