ART ELEMENTS BLOG HOP SEPTEMBER THEME: FOLIAGE2 min read
For some time I have been thinking about other ways of making leaves and flowers. I have a collection of dried leaves that have fallen off a rubber plant I have in the house. I love their graceful flow and lyrical lines and form.
My dried dead leaves collection
Hand built ceramic leaves still wet.
A larger hand built leaf
Bisque ware leaf fired one time
Some hand built flowers in the foreground fired once
When it came to glazing what I made I was a bit stymied at first. I decided to try some underglazes which I don’t usually like because they are so stiff. But I wanted all those markings to show up through the other glazes I used. So I tried out a black and a blue. I was not unhappy with the result.
A hand built flower surrounded by wild cone flower textured beads. The black underglaze came through nicely I think.
a large hollow bead surrounded by 2 cabochons Wild Grass texture Again I used the black underglaze -2 coats- and then wiped it off and added colored glazes to the wiped off areas.
Here is a collection of the leaves and 1 hand built flower glazed
And another view of the leaves.
What am I going to do with all of these creations? I plan to use them in some of my free form peyote stitch jewelry. And some I have placed in my Etsy shop.
This has been a great experience for me to be in this blog hop.
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