Transformations with Life #8 – The Forest Floor

After planting the four maple seedlings I added some garden moss to keep the soil moist and then I put it in the sun. A few days later other plants started to grow. It looks very much like the floor of the forest with the trees high about and tons of life struggling fort a … Continue reading Transformations with Life #8 – The Forest Floor

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Transformations With Life #4 – Little Trees

I have all these little maple trees growing all over my yard. At first I wasn't sure what to do with them. Now I have a few ideas. Always fascinated with Bonsais, I thought I could possibly do my own with a Canadian twist. Taking some of my electric-fired, Raku-styled tea bowls and using them … Continue reading Transformations With Life #4 – Little Trees

Transformed With Life #1

I recently opened a box full of ceramics bowls I made a few years ago, because someone asked me for one they saw on Arts M.Perron. They wanted to use it for something entirely different than I originally planned for it. I conceived it as a tea bowl. Their alternative usage inspired me to look … Continue reading Transformed With Life #1

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

Ancient Goddess Musings of the Artists Mind I’m tempted to let you define this one for yourselves, because I’ve rewritten my definition too many times. I feel this is one of my most feminine figures. It combines all the aspects strength and softness I use to define femininity. The words I use all have positive … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

Ancient Idol Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Man Renewed, I aimed for the expression of the ancient Greek sculptures of Olympian heroes. The black finish gave this one an artifact feel at the same time as a modern finish, but also took some of the detail definition from the visual effect. Oddly, the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

Beauty Must Pose For Us Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Water Dress, this one was intended to be functional, to be used as a serving vessel. That changed as I was making it. I couldn’t find a way to continue the spout in such a way that it didn’t mare the perfect pose … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire

Lady of Fire Musings of the Artists Mind Let me start with the title for this one. I’m often asked where’s the fire in a blue figure? It comes from a clear image I have in my mind from some old film footage from Woodstock of girls dancing around a fire. They are dressed in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #430 – Man Renewed

Man Renewed Musings of the Artists Mind Right out of the descriptions of the Ancient Greek sculptures of masculinity, this figure is thick, solid, and rough. All the lines are decisive, the stance he is taking is imposing and could be seen as aggressive. I struggled with my inner child on this one. The inner … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #430 – Man Renewed

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #429 – The Chalice

The Chalice Musings of the Artists Mind This one was a dual exploration in functionality and exaggerated textures. I was asked to create a large vessel for very big flower arrangement and let my insecurities of the day filter into the fear of showing imperfections in the surface, so I went to the other extreme … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #429 – The Chalice