More nice clay surprises

Girl and Dog, to be bisqued

Girl and Dog, to be bisqued

Girl and Dog

Girl and Dog

crow silhouette on flat piece,  on its way to be bisqued

crow silhouette on flat piece, on its way to be bisqued

Heart Crow

Heart Crow

Design inspired by all my air travel--looking down at the earth, flat tile, will be bisqued

Design inspired by all my air travel–looking down at the earth, flat tile, will be bisqued

a riff on looking down from the airplane to the earth below

a riff on looking down from the airplane to the earth below

the backs of the new flats--so much fun to just free up the hand

the backs of the new flats–so much fun to just free up the hand

clay backs

clay backs

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Clay of the Day–last Tuesday

Cracked open a new bag of Red Rock clay:

a new clay figure, slab draped around some foam to dry

a new clay figure, slab draped around some foam to dry

clay owl wrap, new elephants

clay owl wrap, new elephants

This is the last of another bag. These two are drying. I hope to put slips on these and put them in line for the kiln tonight at class.

And here’s how nice this one turned out: !

pouch form with bird drawing

pouch form with bird drawing

Bird Pouch, wall piece

Bird Pouch, wall piece

 

 

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My Work in People’s Houses–Owl in the mix

This just in from Canada–an Owl of mine, 12″ x 12″ acrylic painting in its new home1 Thanks for the pic, Ann Marie!

Can you find the "shannon" in the mix?

Can you find the “shannon” in the mix?

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Showbiz! a really nice interview in the Chatham Arts Council blog

The Chatham County Arts Council has a lovely new space, new blog, new logo (well, not NEW new, but recent) and a regular feature on their blog–“Meet This Artist.” I’m the one this issue!

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Studio shots and the Big Sky/Water painting, 48″ x 60″

I don’t know about the rest of you artists, out there, but after I get a bunch of work done for an exhibit (#505x7s), there is often a lull in the studio. The making energy is spent; the organizing, labeling, and cataloging energy is gone, too.

Stepping into the studio this week, here’s what awaits me.

Studio shot, big Robins painting, May 12th

Studio shot, big Robins painting, May 12th

Studio shot, one easel and the stacks

Studio shot, one easel and the stacks

Studio shot, other 2 easels and big sky piece

Studio shot, other 2 easels and big sky piece

This piece has been a nice, slow mystery. Here’s where it’s been and where it is now:

48" x 60" acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one

48″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one, March 24th

48" x 60" sky-y one turning landscape-y....for the moment--decided on this orientation with "sky" at top

48″ x 60″ sky-y one turning landscape-y….for the moment–decided on this orientation with “sky” at top

48" x 60", Sea and Sky, May 12th

48″ x 60″, Sea and Sky, May 12th

 

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