Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My name is Scruffy because, when I was born, my Mommy said,"What a Scruffy Puppy!" The name stuck. She's always telling me how gorgeous I am. I'm very sweet, but a little shy, so couldn't sit still when she got in my face with the camera.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Suzanne glazing a mushroom. She used three different glazes on one of the pieces and we were all pretty excited to see the result. The combination caused the glazes to run more, which let the underlying stamped texture show through. A happy surprise (Christmas, if you read the earlier post).
Suzanne is happy with her marvelous Mystery Mushroom
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
BTW, the new body of work is for a show coming up in November. I am a member of Carolina Designer Craftsmen and will be creating a Masterwork. Haven't figured it all out yet, but the topic will be the connection between humans and companion animals. When I plugged in "companion animal," Chet Baker's image came up. Not the jazz musician, but his canine namesake, a Boston Terrier owned by Julie and her family (or perhaps he owns them, it's complicated!). Hope neither is offended by the search engine results--the four-legged Chet is really part human--has his own language and a better wardrobe than I do.
Funny--growing up in the late 50s-early 60s, lots of people had Bostons but, until last year, I hadn't seen one in ages. What's been great with Julie's blog is she has photos of Chet from all angles--more than once, I have stopped dog owners to ask if I could photograph the top of their pooch's head, etc. That's the thing about sculpture--it's 3-D.
Possibilities for the Masterwork include therapy animals, unconditional love, etc. I think this will be an exciting journey!