Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I have been taking some great online classes this year.  The latest one is on making faces using air dried clay.  I had only a small amount of clay on hand and am waiting for my new order to come in.  Shown here is my first try at molding and making faces, remember I am experimenting with this process, some turned out well and some not so.  All of it is such fun and the ideas on how to use them are continually surfacing.

I would spend the all day in the studio but I have a yard, garden and outdoor projects to work on while the weather is still warm.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Today is a perfect day to be in the studio...the weather is chilly, rainy, and gray. I have decided to work on my metalsmithing projects.  Just when I think I have a handle on soldering I make a mess....well guess that it makes the piece echo handmade!  I am still playing and experimenting, trying to figure out how to add a unique touch to each piece.  When I look at the catalogs and photos of other artists working in this medium I know I have a long way to go for that professional look, but I am still

going to share the process getting there with you.  Let me know what you think of them.