Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday Gary and I went to another park which I'll post about next Sunday. While we were there I saw some beautiful green leaves and was inspired to make some pieces in clay with the leaves.
I used cypress leaves and a eucalyptus seed pod for this platter. The texture is hard to see but hopefully when I glaze this piece the glaze will break in all the depressions in the clay. At least that's my plan, hope it works.
Every time I used the eucalyptus seed pod I could smell the fragrance of the tree coming from the pod. Unfortunately after many uses my eucalyptus seed pod fell apart due to the repeated moisture from the clay. You can see parts of left in the clay.
I don't think there are any eucalyptus trees growing in Florida, what am I going to do now? Guess I'll have to find another cone to use as a substitute. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.