What do you find in your pockets? I am always picking up rocks, shells, rusty bits of metal and sticking them in my pockets. My daughter has grown up the same way. There is always a rock or a guitar pick or something in the washing machine that has fallen out of her pockets.This was the last piece I fired in my Raku kiln for this show. I was hesitant to fire it because there was a good chance it would not survive the thermal shock. But it did and it is wonderful and it may be my favorite piece so far!
Use this niche to tuck away the treasures you find or use it as a special alter.
The recent pieces I have made are about home and memories and family and that's what's important to me right now. I like using mixed media as well. The roof is some old wood I found, shells and rocks and a rusty piece of metal came out of bowls sitting around here that hold the things we collect on trips and walks.
The raku glaze was crazy again but sadly does not photograph all that well. In person, it's really spectacular. It looks like an old rusty metal box. This is the last of the preview pictures. I'm loading up all the work for NC Craft today, a funeral to go to and a meeting tonight.
A shout out goes to my friends over at the Clay Centre in Carrboro who are having a kiln opening today, if you are in the area stop by. I'm supposed to be there, but with Shakori last week and my show opening tomorrow, I had to cancel something. Hope they all sell lots of pots!