I got juried in for ceramics for the local studio tour and there will be beads and such there in addition to pottery. I can't actually sell anything non-ceramic like jewelry or things made of bronze or copper. I have to have representative photos for the brochure. Umm...that would be Tuesday. Again working at the last minute. But it just wouldn't do to submit a photo of a naked bead for all of the world to see. So this is what I came up with. I know, I'm stretching the definition of ceramics just a wee bit. But I just could not help myself.
This was a really fun piece to make. I got to use my porcelain piece and a little bronze doodad I made. I wire wrapped, I pounded on the bench block, I stunk up the house with liver of sulphur. But best of all I got to use my torch. I love, love fire. I love melting things. The strangest thing about this piece is I can see it finished. That never happens. But that will be another day. It actually has to go into the show as is. If I put a bazillion dollar price tag on it maybe I can bring it home and finish it. But then maybe the vision will have passed by then.
Meanwhile I am off to the studio to turn pots. And wait for my son to get home. He's got leave for the holiday weekend and we've got lots of things planned. Unfortunately, my daughter will be working. Nurses have awful holiday schedules. Nurses who work and go to school full time have no leave at all. Ah, Christmas....how far is that way?
Have a fantastic weekend!