Saturday, July 26, 2008

For the love of clay :-)

This bowl was my favorite and one I just finished, I made it too thin and a piece broke off, so I broke all the edges to see if I could use it anyway.
I don't think it works.
This is a cream and sugar set,
I am not sure about them, they
look a little Fred Flintstone to me,
but they make me smile.

This one is the first coil method
bowl I made, it took forever!

Here are a few badly done photos of some of my clay work.
It is in its raw state and has yet to be fired. I have other pieces,
but most of them I won't bother to fire, they were just for play
and to get a feel for the clay and how it works. These pieces here
will be fired and if they make it through that process, I will then
glaze them(an art in its self) and then fire them again.
I have just finished a few other pieces not photographed yet
that will also be fired. I love working with the clay so much
I have done nothing else, so while I wait for these to dry and
be ready for firing I am going to work on the large painting
I started many moons ago and abandoned. I may even work
on the book :-) which I really need to rewrite. I hope you are
all having a great weekend. XOXO


Julie said...

I love the Flintstones pieces. They're very rustic and homey.

Thanks for sharing your work with us again. I really love seeing it.

sukipoet said...

These are wonderful. I love the designs you carved into the clay. I alos love your enthusiasm for all you are doing. Esp the clay. Did you write a book? What's that about. You are a Jane of many trades :) I made a sidebar of "Studio and Workspaces" links. If you want to add yours let me know, even a kitchen workspace is of interest. And where do you do your writing?? Be well, Suki

Em said...

I especially like the last piece. Looks like one could easily get sucked into this activity and be away from everything in the world but clay all day.

Annie Coe said...

Julie-Thanks honey :-).
Suki-Thank you. You should talk, you are also a jane of MANY trades!
em-Yes, If I had all the moeny in the world, I would travel and work with clay :-)and nothing else.

Annie Coe said...

Suki-I forgot to answer your questions-My book is about my spiritual practices, what has worked for me and what I have learned in the last 30 or so years. The title(for now)is:
"Trust where you are" :-). I write in my cramped little office/storage space on my computer.

willowtree said...

Wow, pre-broken pottery! That could save me a lot of time.

Unknown said...

Hello Annie :D

Yep..did reminded of the Flintstones but certainly cute anyway :P Glad you are going to get the envelope are the last one to I was a bit worried. Hope you'll like it :D

Dagny said...

omg, I WANT that coffee set. LOVE IT!


Annie Coe said...

M.Kate-Thank you so much-I am posting about your gifts tonight.
dagny-Thanks! XO