Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No dragon slaying this week

Well I put my game controller away so I could finish up this commission, aren't you glad?! This barn is for Gena, she wanted a niche for her grandmother/s vase and she wanted to use this finial, so I made a larger barn for her. I like the way this one turned out.
 I have all of the barns finished, now to let them dry, add the terra sig, and fire them. I made a couple of extras just in case, I know my record with loss and I'm guessing at least one will kill itself in the kiln.
 Here are some more treasures I picked up recently. Meredith opened a can of worms when she gave me her little doll, I am obsessed with them now. I also have a thing for thimbles and found these last week at a really good price so I snatched them up.

I have so many odds and ends now, I need to work steady every day to make homes for all of this stuff. I got in two solid days of work this week, tomorrow will be a half day of work, I have some meetings, and then Friday I'm taking Wesley to the beach with my art chick pals. Girls only weekend, should be fun! Wesley will be home from school on break for the next couple of weeks, so I'm not sure how much I am going to get done, but I do need to work at least some of the time she is here. I know she has to work on a screenplay, so that will help motivate me to work also.
Don't forget the Mudfire show opens online Friday at 12pm!!



Wow - your work is so unusual and interesting. Good luck with the firing of all those barns - hope there are not too many suicides in the kiln! Thanks for your kind words on my blog. From one 'breath of fresh air' to another! xC

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Catherine, thanks a lot! I do like the freshness of your work!

cookingwithgas said...

I like opening cans of worms- you just never know who will be in there!
I just had a flash of you doing books out of clay.
Now where did that come from???

Kelly said...

Love that commission piece! Suicides are just part of the fun. Kiln gods have to have a sacrifice sometime. Those dragons will just have to wait. Have fun at the beach!

Tracey Broome said...

Books?! That would be fun! Hey Kelly thanks, kiln dragons, more like it!

Candace Thomas said...

Tracey, I am enjoying your homes/houses. With each one I see, I start my own narrative. The who, what,when ,where and why....(This is my own form od day dreaming.)
Thank you for the art that you create........Candace
With your art one can go home again.

andrea gardiner freeman said...

Okay... I am interested in making terra sig. I did it once at penland with the jar and balls and constant turning thing-a-ma-jig? How do you make it? I have looked up recipes but want a simple one to start. I love the richness of it. It offers a texture similar to wood firing or at least some added depth to the piece.

Love your progression and passion.
I am finally working, some what consistently and am looking forward to really finding my new body of work with my new clay (red earthenware)

Whoo Hoo to clay!

Tracey Broome said...

Candace, are you just the wisest woman on Earth or what! We need to get together!!
Andrea, I will email you, my method is sort of unorthodox, I don't follow rules......

Tracey Broome said...

Andrea, I thought I had your email address, send me a note and I will give you my terra sig 411