Friday, May 28, 2010

Picked up a Paint Brush

Summer is almost here, though the weather isn't telling. I have one more week of classes left at BHS and one day left of business at the gallery.

This summer is already filling up quickly with opportunities...

I received an e-mail out of the blue today about painting murals this summer at Lamont Elementary school. It is always fun to help make a school a little brighter. I think with a bit of color the students will feel more welcome. I am really looking forward to the meeting about it next week.

"Strength in Numbers" by me

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bike Month = Bike Art

I found the little pressed flowers/foliage on the bike path one day and pressed it into this piece, along with the bike chain. This is a wall piece... I really like the way it turned out and I made quite a few.

I created these tumblers out of porcelain clay. I threw them on the wheel and then imprinted bike chain and gear into the surface. I hand carved the rest of the decoration. They are stained with a cobalt blue oxide and glazed on the inside and lip with celedon.