This is a special piece hand built with coils of clay, finished with terra sigillata, ceramic stains, under glazes and burnished for a subtle sheen. More photos available, convo me.
Hand made from red clay and fired ceramic colors. including terra sigillata, underglaze and ceramic stains.
In the close up photos, you can see the way these ceramic glazes look like chalk or pastels. I work with colors the way a painter does...that's because i started out as a painter!!! and then i discovered the magic of clay. But still love working with the infinite possibilities of colors!!!! so my artworks are a combination of those two very different mediums.
Hand made from clay and love, one of a kind, and signed by me :) Blue Fire, the artist.
Naming my Work:
People at shows are always asking me "How do you name your pieces?" Well, I don't know the name until the piece is completely finished…. i hold it, feel it, it begins to tell me its story. each one has its own unique story….. the clay tells me what to do as i am the "making" the piece. I start out with a basic idea, just a little seed and then the clay takes my by the hand and away we go….such a joy. and somewhere out there in this big wide world is the person that the piece is coming into being for. There is a life for each piece, a place that it is going home to, and that person will add to the story of the piece :) in that way it is dancing in the web of life, stirring, pulling apart, bringing together energy fibers, touching hearts, making happy, moving emotional energy in a healing-with-beauty way. That's the intent i hold for all of my art works.
see my blog: www.BlueFireStudio.blogspot.com