Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'll drink to that

So I haven't posted for a while...many reasons.  Mostly because I have had some pretty severe back spasms and it was hard for me to move.  Finally the pain has subsided a lot and I am pretty well back to normal.  Still taking it a bit easy but at least I can walk, stand, sit, lie down...sounds 'like doggie commands' lol.  Even Molly knew I was suffering...she was extra patient when it came to putting on her lead and stepping down the one step to go outside.  Imagine if I was in a multi story house!!

I have been trying to keep up with a bit of claying but to no avail.  I made four  buttons yesterday and couldn't even sand and buff them.  That is NOT production.  I think they are still in the oven.

Last week however, I finished some glasses for a gal who got one last year.  We made a little video and I tried to upload it here, but it was WAY too huge.  So you'll just have to settle for a glimpse of a couple of the glasses.

This one features a multicolor flower that I made from the cane decoration that is at the top of the polymer.  I do the extruded cane, then cut about five slices and make it into a little 'quilt'.  Then I cut the petals out of the decorated sheet and adhere them to the unbaked polymer on the side of the glass.  In this case (you can't see it) the greenery extends to a leaf which is somewhat sculpted on the other side of the glass. There are many colors in the covering of the glass and I hope she likes the combination, even though it looks a little 'strange' in this picture.

Maria also wanted a glass that was entirely pink. As you can see in the photo below, I made a small flower cane slightly reminiscent of the cane I learned from Donna Kato many years ago (I didn't do the entire thing) and embedded a few petals in a sheet of pink background clay.  Of course the petals grew quite large as I rolled them in, but hopefully they're still delicate enough.  I could never reduce my canes small enough without distorting them.  My fingers are big and when it gets into a tight squeeze, I just can't do it. But they are a  pretty pink color!!!
Hmmm...I wonder what kind of blush or rosé one would serve in these?

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