Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Day of the Dead Festival

The annual Day of the Dead Festival that I participate in is just a few weeks away and I am working diligently trying to finish all of my projects. 
Pictured here are my Dead of the Day ornaments and luchadores, which I will be selling on line soon.
I have also been working on some Day of the Dead jewelry, but I decided just last night, that I would now concentrate on finishing the work that I have on my workbench and not start anything new.
I'm too close to crunch time!
It doesn't help that I am still working on my thesis and I have to dedicate my energy on planning out my works of art for my thesis.
Once the month of Oct. is over, it will be full steam ahead on my thesis. 
At least I hope so.

Monday, May 16, 2016

I've been playing with clay lately, there is something about working with clay that I find very appealing.   Clay lends itself to so many forms that the possibilities are endless.
I signed up for a throwing pottery class and I was able to practice throwing and learned new techniques.  I loved it so much that I am looking at buying my own potters wheel.  When I don't feel like throwing, but still want to work with clay, I create pendants, beads and buttons.  I am creating an inventory of these items and my goal is to list these before the summer on my etsy shop. 

For some time, I concentrated solely on the creation of jewelry and took breaks in order to work with other mediums whenever I felt a tug to do so.  These breaks from jewelry making were short lived because I did not want to spend too much time away from making jewelry because I had orders to fill and shows to prepare for.
Even though I still spend the majority of my time working on jewelry making, I now allow myself permission to spend time on other mediums without feeling guilty about my time away from jewelry making.  This has allowed artistic growth in other areas and this has affected my work in jewelry making in a positive manner.

The images I am featuring are of my most recent pieces.  All of them feature clay, the small bowl is a piece I threw recently.  I am glazing it at the moment, hopefully I will be able to fire this week and I will share the results.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wow, it has been a very long time since I've shared on my blog.  I've had good intentions, but it seems that good intentions will take me only so far.

Even though I have not continued to write, I have diligently continued to create.  I have been through many metamorphosis, depending on my mood :) 

As an art educator, I am constantly switching from 2-d to 3-d work.  I hope to chronical my work and share with you my experiences. 

Pictured above are few of my experiments form this past year.  At the moment, I am completely enamored by clay.  My husband and I have immersed ourselves in throwing clay and predict we will soon be knee deep in ceramic cups and saucers.  It doesn't matter, there is something hypnotic about the potter's wheel.

Along with throwing clay, I have begun to experiment with ceramic buttons, beads and pendants.  I had taken for granted how long it takes to actually create a large inventory of ceramic beads!  

Many of my pieces can be found in my etsy shop, although I am not as quick as I wish I was in updating my shop.

Feel free to inquire about my work.