Thursday, December 27, 2012

Perinteiset Joulumyyjäiset Tammelassa 2012 (Christmas fair)

The hearts were my chosen objects for the Skills Presentation no. 3: customer based work. I wanted to have some small, affordable and traditional pieces for "easy sell". They are also great for testing different styles and glazes, which means also less waste!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Casting clay tests

One regular casting test cup and origamis, egg carton, and East German vintage underpants dipped in liquid clay.



Autumn Raku

This assignment was a warm up after coming back from the summer break:  expresing autumn feelings with clay, fire and smoke. My inspiration came from  a song, Elokuun kruunu - CMX (the Crown of August)
It is always a reminder in that time of year of a bittersweet  teenage drama -now translated into garden deco that can be used also as a candle holder! :)  I wanted a romantic worn out look so I used glaze that is more like a rusty patina for the big ones. The small crowns I wanted to be more colorful, with surprises of  different layered glazes. Part of the mission was to find a place for the work outside where they would be presented to the class. Unfortunatly  one big crown didn´t survive,  I dropped it when taking out from the Raku kiln.

The most I enjoyed  placing the work in the yard with a little help of the ways of environmental art.

Matching colors with the surroundings.

And this place I just could not resist, it was too tempting even too obvious.