Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tried the New Clay...and Love It!

I've been primarily working in stoneware clay and I do like what I've come up with, however, this last batch of pendants was made with white stoneware, which isn't as dark or sandy as the previous clay. After it is fired, the color of the bisque is nice and white so you can use a clear glaze and get some beautiful results from the natural clay.

This first pendant is made using a rose glaze that comes out almost plummy. The second one is the same glaze, just sponged off the front and glazed in clear.

I think the lighter clay body makes the glazes I've been using much lighter in color and brighter too. I really love how the celadon and pea green mix well together.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February is Give-Away Month...and my birthday

I am having my very first give-away on facebook right now and I am really excited about it. If you are on facebook, go to my page and check it out...leave a comment and be eligible to win a copper chainmaille bracelet. If you aren't on facebook, don't worry. My next giveaway will be on the blog. So stick with me, it will be worth it.

Another wonderful artist, Yolanda, of Yolanda's Clay, is having a giveaway right now too. She has a set of clay beads (they are gorgeous too) for some lucky person who comments on her blog. She has been invaluable to me. You see, I just joined the Beads of Clay group on Etsy, and she welcomed me to the group and led me through all the requirements and has supported me on my facebook page and in the group. I have had a wonderful experience so far and it is due to her. Love ya, Yoli!