Pottering Around

This is a tiny portion of part of a larger project that the The John Bryan Community Pottery in Yellow Springs, Ohio is sponsoring, which "is a community-wide tile-making project!" Sometimes the arts council will have their meetings at the pot shop and as we talk biz we make a tile. I did the little blue good luck "evil eye" cockroach (that you can barely see) at the bottom. My second one is a dickie bird (of course lol!) which hasn't been fired yet. I can't wait to see the mural finished, because some of the ceramic tiles and peices are amazing. I have never really been a one for clay, but I have really enjoyed participating in a small way.
This is just something I am experimenting with. As I may have mentioned I have always loved hand sewing and embroidery, so integrating that along with painting isn't new.

Comments

Angela said…
WOW! GREAT JOB! I do hope that you'll post the bird that you made, after it is fired. Cynthia's work is a great inspiration to me as well. Although I haven't gotten around to doing much with fabric. I have done some pieces where I added fabric into paintings.
LynClay said…
Wow JB, both you and Cynthia are inspiring me with your gorgeous works lately! These are all three so unique and very wonderful to look at!!
sue beyer said…
I really love the image in the middle!! I also do hand sewn pieces. I am working on some for my exhibition :-)
Philip said…
I just love the quote - I am going to save that one! My only experience of fabric is in using it in texture paintings - I don't see myself sewing but you never know! Love the idea and look forward to seeing the end product.
Cynthia said…
Thanks for the shout, Jafabrit! You're too kind.

I like the way you're incorporating words, painting and stitching! Of course I'm biased, but what can I say?

I was a little surprised to see your tile/clay work, given that you had previously mentioned that you didn't like touching clay. Very cool installation.
jafabrit said…
Sue, I am looking forward to seeing some photos of your exhibit.
thanks angela, lyn, philip.
cynthia, I did't actually have to touch the clay much LOL! One of the women at the pot shop rolled out the clay and we just cut off however much we needed. I can't wait to see the whole installation up. It is going to be fantastic.
Dr.John said…
Every time I come here I learn something new.

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