Friday, August 30, 2013

Margarita salt dish design

Here is one of my fun ceramic creations, 
just in time to celebrate the end of summer
and the holiday weekend with friends!

I created this little number because I couldn't find anything on the market to hold the margarita salt that was both beautiful and useful.

I created the lime mold and used it to attach a half lime shape to the center of a simple plate design to keep the salt in place.

I had help creating the rhyme.

original margarita recipe

Here is my version...

Pour the Diamond Crystal kosher salt into the cool dish with the lime in the center.

Rub the lime wedge on the outside of the cocktail glass.

Holding the glass at a 45 degree angle, dip the outside rim in the salt, rotating as you do.

Fill the glass with crushed ice and place it in the freezer to chill.

Add the tequila, triple sec, a splash of Grand Marnier with the lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker 1/2 way with ice. 

Shake well until the outside turns frosty.

Strain the margarita into the chilled glass and garnish with a lime slice.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Seahorse Vase

Celebrating summer at the seashore with another hand built clay vase.


Layering seashells on top of seashells and the seahorse as the focal point, 

and adding a little luster glaze for interest.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Seashore Assemblage

Created using a small 5" square canvas as the backdrop
and adding a bit of turquoise paint 
haphazardly for the background,
a ripped piece of paper decoupaged at the base for texture
then rummage through the studio for small treasures 
to continue the creative venture.

Beginning with gluing on the sand dollar and seahorse
the rest just called out to be added in 
and just seemed to fall into place.

Ceramic seashells, pearls, bits of sea glass 
and the charming heart with the crown
became my favorite.

a little creative fun while at the seashore