Art for the home and garden
Art Camp Projects
For our first art project the artists created a terrarium from a slab of clay. We discussed vessels that can be used and what can grow inside a container. Armed with this information the artists drew, cut out and applied over a slab of rolled out clay a paper terrarium pattern. The boys and girls traced around the shape, cutting through the clay with pencils, to form the foundation of their terrarium design. They assembled rocks, plants, bugs and creatures from left over clay that were then applied to the clay base.
The handmade terrariums were set aside to dry, fired to a bisque ware state in my kiln, painted with lead-free glaze, then fired one last time. To finish off their pottery pieces, a saw tooth hanger was attached to the back.
HANDMADE CLAY BIRDS
Bird sculptures were created from clay left over from the artists terrariums. The clay was rolled, pinched and modeled into a variety of bird forms. A hole was made in the bottom of the birds so they could later be attached to a wooden dowel.
A very colorful flock of birds ~ glazed, fired and in flight.
BISQUE GARDEN STAKES
With thoughts of butterfly, rainbow, balloon and princess gardens for the girls and death, grave and zombie gardens for the boys; the artists sketched and painted a bisque garden stake. Afterwards, the stakes were fired in my kiln to a lovely glossy ceramic state - perfect for planting in an outdoor garden or container.
PEACH PAINTING ON CANVAS
Inspired by Daliah Smith's colorful Peach Painting
Perfectly Peachy - oil - 5x7 inch