MEDIUMS

ceramic sculptures

  • Each of these ceramic pieces is created from a  slab of clay. ​ The slab is cut into shapes. Textures are pressed into the moist clay for the sides, with the top and bottom left flat; it is assembled then dried and fired.   It is glazed and fired again. Pieces are chosen to complete a sculpture. They are in the Mid-Century Modern theme.

  • Each of these ceramic pieces is created from a  slab of clay. ​ The slab is cut into shapes. Textures are pressed into the moist clay for the sides, with the top and bottom left flat; it is assembled then dried and fired.   It is glazed and fired again. Pieces are chosen to complete a sculpture. They are in the Mid-Century Modern theme.

ceremonial shrines

  • Each of these ceramic pieces is created from a slab of clay. ​ The slab is cut into shapes. Textures are pressed into the moist clay; it is assembled then dried and fired.   It is glazed and fired again.

  • For the Large Shrines, a wooden structure is built and then tiled with individual pieces. Smaller sculptures are created that have meaning for that shrine.

  • For the Momento Containers, the metal trophy topper dictates how the container will be created.

  • You are encouraged to add personal items to each of these to make them your own.

jewelry

  • Old stones, glass beads, and buttons

  • Roman Glass - from the  ruins of Roman Empire glass items and beads, buried in the sand in the Middle East, come wonderful blue and green pieces that have been recycled into beads highlighting a luster here or a speck there... 

  • African Trade Beads - originally used between the 16th and 20th century as a token money in exchange for goods, services, or slaves, these glass beads were made throughout Europe (mostly Italy), as well as in the Americas and come in many designs and shapes…

  • Bakelite Beads and buttons - one of the first plastics

  • invented in 1907 by chemist Leo Baekeland and refined in the 1930’s and 40’s into jewelry and household items…

  • Vaseline Glass - glass with salt added to it before melting for coloration, produced between 1840 and 1959, ranges from transparent yellow to greens, and shines under black light, named from petroleum jelly…

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Hanging ceramic sculptures commercial glazes

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