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27 July 2013

Update: Pottery

As promised, here's a photo of my finished & fired pottery.  I was so excited to see it!  The green (I hoped) would match my kitchen perfectly and I spent an hour adding all those decorative dots.  I couldn't wait to show it off while serving up some snacks to friends and family.

bowl2

When we showed up to pick up our pottery, I told her the pieces we had done.  "Oh yes" she said, "I remember that beautiful dog bowl".

(cue record scratching noise) 

DOG bowl???

LOL

12 July 2013

Side Track

Summer is usually a less-than-productive time for me.  With school out and the kids home all day, I find it hard to concentrate on studio time.

Instead, I use summer vacation as a time to get back in touch with my inner child.  Making wizard robes, light sabers, magic wands… who knows. Today's creative activity – paint your own pottery.

readyGlazeFireI took my niece and younger son to Ready, Glaze, Fire! just down the road from our home in Cheshire, CT.  One of the fun things about painting pottery (like dyeing fabric) is that you don't know what the finished product will look like until it's "cooked". 

The glaze colors are always kind of muted as you paint it on. Depending on how many coats are added, you can get a variety of color depth.

We have to wait a week to see the true colors of our ceramic creations.  Stay tuned!

02 July 2013

Happy Independence Day! "America the Beautiful" Opens July 5 at the Texas Quilt Museum

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Fabric…
Texas Quilt Museum debuts “America The Beautiful”
J
uly 5 - September 29, 2013

Curated by Dr. Sandra Sider, the exhibit will feature a total of 50 quilts by 15 artists.  Quilts of different styles and themes celebrate the red, white and blue of our Nation's flag as well as America's natural beauty, as expressed in landscapes, seascapes, and floral displays.

…Including 3 from yours truly! I'm proud to have 3 of my pieces in this show: Magnolias III, Sunflower (shown below) and Copper Lily

Photo Dec 10, 9 28 54 PM

Please visit the museum if you can!

The Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St
La Grange, TX 78945
http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/exhibits.html

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Teresa Barkley - Maplewood, NJ
Melinda Bula - El Dorado Hills, CA
Barbara Confer - Petaluma, CA
Grace Errea - Laguna Niguel, CA
Pat Gould - Albuquerque, NM
Patty Hawkins - Estes Park, CO
Vita Marie Lovett - Maryville, TN
Katie Pasquini Masopust - Santa Fe, NM
Kathleen McCabe - Coronado, CA
Velda Newman - Nevada City, CA
Melody Randol - Loveland, CO
Kate Themel - Cheshire, CT
Eileen Williams - Cedar Point, NC
Marianne Williamson - Miami, FL
Martha Wolfe - Davis, CA