Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hi there. I’m LeAnn. I’m so happy you’ve stopped by for the second annual Beads of Clay Bloggers Open Studio. We’re about as live as you can get here in blog land. So feel free to ask questions or make comments. I’m going to be here till 5pm EST and I’d love to chat.
So just what do I do?
I started out as a potter and still make a limited line of plates, as metal clay jewelry components and etched brass and copper. But mostly I make porcelain pendants, beads, and buttons. Somewhere along the line I became enamored of small tiny pieces of art and there you have it…. beads! I love texture and most of my designs have some textural element to them. I think most of that has to do with how much I love seeing glazes pool and puddle in the low spots and break across the ridges. Lately, I’ve been returning to my childhood and have begun sculpting a series of birds, owls, and things that remind me of the little treasures I would come across growing up in the rural Midwest.
Here’s a few photos of some of the autumn inspired beads I’ve been working on lately.
And do come back! I'll be having the first give-away at 2:45 pm EST.
Everything in my Etsy shop is 15% of from now until midnight EST. Just enter BOC in the notes to seller, check out as usual and I'll refund your purchase through PayPal.