Please visit me this weekend at Earth Songs Studio in Aurora where I will be Julia Spittel’s guest artist.
Just finished making 3 of these lidded vessels for the open studio show and sale at Earth Songs Studio this weekend.
"Winter Wind" Fused glass pendant by Julia Spittel.
Julia Spittel of Earth Songs Studio has invited me to be a part of her open studio show and sale in Aurora on December 7th and 8th, 10am - 4pm.
Oh, joy :) More linocut holiday cards with their co-ordinating linocut plate impressed ornaments, hand-coloured with underglazes and finished with clear glaze.
Snowflakes! Cards and co-ordinating ornaments made using the same linoblock. Ornaments were made by either impressing the linoplate into the clay to create raised snowflakes, or by printing onto leatherhard clay using underglazes applied to the linoplate with a foam brush.
Selection of “ornament” ornaments with co-ordinating lino-printed cards. Linocut cards are coloured with Japanese paper using a technique called chine collé. The image is based on an ornament from the 1950s from my mother-in-laws’ estate. To create the ornaments, a clay slab was impressed with the linocut plate. After bisque firing, ornaments were coloured with underglazes, then fired again with clear glaze.
I have made several new mini (2.5”) boxes decorated with my hand-carved plaster stamps in a variety of colour-ways. Again, the bottom is also finished with a stamped impression.
Two new little (2.5” square) lidded boxes impressed with collagraph plates. After bisque firing, the collagraph plate impressions are coloured with underglazes and fired again with clear glaze. Because I can, there is also a collagraph plate impression on the bottom of each box!
Thanks to Jason Wighton for capturing these photos of my work during the 5th annual Newmarket Studio this past weekend. To see work by other artists on the tour, visit Jason’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=551308471604541&set=a.551307141604674.1073741840.469011976500858&type=1&theater).
Join me and my guest artist, Jennifer Wolfe of Bliss Jewellery, at my home this weekend for the 5th annual Newmarket Studio Tour.