Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cotton string and clay...

Inspired by nature,

and the feathered guests visiting my garden

I've been experimenting with a ball of cotton string

some liquid clay and my satin glazes...

success, and another new ceramic design.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Inspired by vintage ceramics

Lately I have been experimenting with mason stains to create glazes

that will give me a similar look in colors to the pieces I've been collecting

of Hull, White and Mc Coy pottery for the past 20+ years,

Here are a few of my latest creations...

{ click on photo to enlarge }

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Art in the Garden Party

The guests were greeted with
sunshine, blue skies, and cool ocean breezes...
The perfect garden party weather

{ Photo credit top by Pat Klotz and below by Robin Cambre }

There was a constant flux of camaraderie, creativity and conversations...

Sherry Ford's lovely watercolor rendering of the garden fountain was created...

The swing was a favorite perch,

and the talented Lorenzo George gifted the guests with conte sketches

by 6:00 cocktails with excited afterglow conversations were enjoyed
then an impromptu dinner was created and served alfresco style in the courtyard
the party finally coming to a close at 10:30 pm
having been enjoyed by all...

Here is a snap shot of Mary Aslin's pastel painting begun in the garden
(see top photo of her working on this piece )

& more Art in the Garden Party here

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What grows in my garden...

Besides the fruits and flowers

spices and herbs,

Creativity and Inspiration...

Friendships and old and new !

Saturday, May 15, 2010

How I color my world !

A blank canvas...

a pallet of juicy oil paints...

a simple seashell

and a colorful imagination!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de mayo

Salsa dish design...

I begin with a pencil sketch then glaze it,

here it is after firing.

It is a visual recipe for making salsa,

just add the ingredients shown.

Then I chose to recreate it in a round design.

This next one is a favorite,
originally designed (out of necessity) to use as a sugar rimmer for lemon drop martinis.

Use a lemon slice to moisten the rim of the glass then dip it in sugar.
The lime in the center keeps the sugar where it needs to be.

Then I changed the color way to use for margarita time,
{ I had help with the rhyme }

It reads...

To drink a few is not a fault ... just take them with a grain of salt.

I presented this design to a company as a new product last year,

I am eager to see what comes of it.