Monday, June 1, 2009

The big barnacle pot

Finally, after months of sitting in my studio just waiting for me to commit to a finish, the first in a series of work with a marine fossil theme is done. Complete, finished, no going back and it actually feels good. Rarely do I pull a piece like this out of the kiln and feel good. Usually I have to live with it for a while. And sometimes I just take a hammer to it after a while. But this time it feels right. It's not that there aren't things I'd do differently. It's more that I can see my way forward. For me that's always a nice thing. And tomorrow I'll work again with some larger forms.

19 comments:

Lorelei said...

outstanding work LeAnn. you should be proud!!

SueBeads said...

Fabulous! And you are the only one who knows the flaws (don't we all) but it looks amazing!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks Lorelei! This ones going in as a submission for a jurried show. It makes me nervous.

SummersStudio said...

Thanks Sue!

Kristin said...

Wow! That is breathtaking!

Rosanne said...

Absolutely fabulous!

sharon said...

LeAnn, you are a star!! The detail is incredible....and ironically all I see is commitment when I click on the photo and see the close up of all the meticulous work in that piece! I love the gradated white to tan to the bottom of the sea blue green.....or is it bottom of the sea to murky to upwards toward the light?!! Interesting..... totally incredible!

No Easy Beads said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love thebarnacle creations you make.

Tammy and Rob said...

Oh this is just perfect LeAnn, I love the barnacles, love the colors, so very detailed!

stregata said...

A wood post at the harbour, barnacle encrusted, I hear the water lapping at the base of the post and see those sea things glistening in the sunshine...
LeAnn, this piece is absolutely awesome!!! Just extremely beautiful!!!

SharonP said...

So beautiful and unique--I love it!

Katie said...

love it! you are doing such neat things with the barnacle idea - it looks great from a distance, but, like the beads, it looks incredible up close, too!

Marbella Designs said...

it's gorgeous, i love it!

Mari Aparicio said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Lilla Jizo said...

I love the barnacles. The color and shades on them are gorgeous, such a perfect balance this piece has between lightness and weight...
The barnacles speaks to me in a ceratain way too... as have a fascintion and love for humpback whales. Barnacles often attach to their skin.

LisaBabe said...

Wow that is so beautiful.

jan said...

Thankyou! love your barnacle pot too its beautiful!

hint said...

Wow! Lovely :) I totally understand that moment of committing to glaze and then getting the shock when it comes out of the kiln and the relationship ends with hammer. How amazing that it was love at first sight for you.

Candace said...

Oh. my. God.

This is one of the most eyepopping pieces I have seen in a LOOOOOOONNNNG time. Thank you for sharing.