Hi, i'm Julie and I'm a visual artist. I work with a lot of different materials, including clay, paint, wood, and fabric. My studio is in Little Rock, Arkansas, and this blog is where I share studio goings on, new work, and occasional whatnot.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

studio update.....

i've been working on some new things i'm not quite ready to share and some things i am....

i have these really neat old wooden stamps from india i picked up at antique and junk sales. they have the finest detail and i think maybe they were used in textiles. i made some little trays over christmas and really liked them and so did others it seems. so i am going to do some more. i really have a soft spot for little trays and bowls and dishes in general. these are pretty simple to make and are terra cotta. i'll use a combination of low fire underglazes and glazes to finish them.

also, i like making the corners like this. very simple and yet attractive, no?

do you see the little clay paws off to the edge in the photos? i thought i was finished with these little guys. i made cats and dogs for years and i love them and so did others...but sometimes i phase things out. do you ever do that? i mean, they really do pretty well, but sometimes i feel it's time to move on. creatively, that is. any hoo, i had a request from a customer for a custom pup and so i am making a few extra. i think i'll try them in my etsy shop when they are ready.

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