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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ahhhhhh.....



I woke up to a rainy gray day, not too cold, but not the most motivating day for going out to a cold studio. I turned the heat on, came back up and made a pot of tea, took the tea and my ipad back to the studio after breakfast and had a full day of work for the first time in a couple of months. I noticed that I was working very slowly, just enjoying the process and the coziness of my studio, the rain, a new teapot full of hot tea, the soft light and some good tunes on my ipod. I only got two pieces made today, but it's a start. I'll get faster once I get used to these forms.
I made some templates last night, so I'm working through the new forms and getting used to new measurements, trying to figure out how I want to fit in the found objects I have to work with. I seem to be inspired by churches these days, so the doll figures are getting their own little house of worship, or shrine, whatever you want to call them.
Dolls and churches, more ghosts from my childhood......

Now it's time for a shower and some hot chocolate to warm up. Ahhhh...... a good day!

16 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

oh, yea! Barbie says hi!

Tracey Broome said...

haha! your little dolls love their new doll houses!

smartcat said...

Wonderful that they are finding new homes!

Susan Wells said...

Yay for back in the studio!

M E Garde said...

when you fire the houses (either to bisque or to glaze) will the little dolls go in the kiln? just wondering how it would come out in either case. Aesthetically and technically.

Linda Starr said...
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Laura Farrow said...

AWESOME.

Tracey Broome said...

Maureen, I won't fire the figures with the piece, they will go in later, I just set them in to see how they fit.
Maybe they could be fired but I don't know what temperature the clay would fire to, they could blow up, don't want that!
Linda, I probably won't glue the freestanding figures but the ones with missing legs will get epoxy. Hey Susan, Laura and Smartcat, yes, happy new homes, happy studio, awesome day :)

M E Garde said...

if you laid one in a niche, then fired it face up, maybe it would melt partially into the niche. Then again, maybe it would blow up. I always have these great ideas that risk other people's stuff. ;-)

Tracey Broome said...

Me too Maureen, my theory is, try it, see if it works!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I agree, being in the studio is one of my favorite places in the world...sometimes I just walk through it and inhale before I get in the car to head off to the bill-paying job. Glad to see you having fun in your treasured studio again :)

Unknown said...

Hey Tracey - Those are going to be awesome. I'm looking forward to what happens next with these!

Shortstuff said...

Tracey I love your boxes. They remind me of the kandylakia that you see on the roadsides in Greece. http://www.helleniccomserve.com/kandylakiaalbum.html

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks for the link,I love these,never seen them before!

Marian Williams said...

Love the top photo!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Marian, thank you!!