Saturday, August 16, 2014

What you see...

As a creator, its always a struggle to figure out a new topic or new design.  There are lots of artist across the world creating really cute things with the same subject matter, but different results.  Here are a few successful creations with animals as the subject matter.
By Wyvern Designs

Another piece I found didnt specifically have animal imagery, but within the adbstract design I see a cute little yellow chickie;)

By Valeries Stuff

HevVin Designs make these adorable wine carriers with different fabric designs - the elephants are super cute.

By HevVin Designs

No matter what the subject matter, there are different ways to take it and make it your own.  Keep creating!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Color of Gray

There are so many great colors in the spectrum.  Bright ones, dark ones, cool ones, warm ones - sometimes its hard to choose which is best.  I am a big fan of gray - sounds boring, right?  There are so many shades of gray.

Here are some great examples of gray:

Modern Necklace by ValeriesStuff

Or this beautiful gray boot topper by Wyverndesigns:

Boot Topper by Wyverndesigns

Show a little style with these checked earrings by TLYarnCrafts:

Checkered Earrings by TLYarnCrafts

Or the classic design of my Unity Candle Set:

Gray Unity Candle Set

All great examples of gray, but in various shades, textures and mediums.  What's your favorite color?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Just a Little Texture

I have refined my pottery forms and have been gradually taking a form that works very well and adding another dimension with texture.  I turned my spoonrests into something extra interesting by changing up the texture.

Textured Spoon Rest

My unity candles are simple and elegant, but I have been toying with the idea of adding in some texture.  I had purchased a flower form a while back and added on some texture as I was finishing a pillar candle holder.

Texture Form

What do you think? I will need to go back in and refine it. Do you think it takes away from the form or enhances it?  Imagine it on a finished piece.

Gray Pillar Candle

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Artist Behind the Art

When I am viewing art, I often form some kind of vision of the artist who created the work. Sometimes I am close, but most of the time I am way off. It makes me think of my own work and wonder what kind of visions are drawn about me. 

In college (I was a professional student for a while), I experimented and was inspired and challenged by the others in the studio.  I experimented a lot with creative glazing, patterns, and whimsy.

Wax Resisted Polka Dot Vase

Once I got out in the real world and started working in the professional realm (lead developer at a printing company), my available time dwindled, but the things I wanted to try to make kept growing.   I learned to refine my forms and simplify my glazing and patterns.

White Unity Candle

Currently, I have very little time (2 little boys -  3 and 7 months), so the time I do get in the studio is precious.  There is usually a special order with a deadline that I am working on.  I am trying to get better at saying "no" for special projects, but sometimes they are just too fun to resist.

PB&J Cake Topper

I do hope that in whatever stage of life I am in, that I am able to have fun with my work and that I can give my viewers something to smile about.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Picture Says a Thousand Things...

Your first impression of people, places and things often sticks with you, whether it was good or bad.  Knowing that, I have been working to get better pictures of my work in my Etsy shop to give a better first impression.

Above are the current pictures that I use to represent my work.  They were taken on my deck. Although the lighting is good, the background is a bit of a distraction.

These pictures were taken in my new light booth that my husband built me. Its like going from fast food to a nice restaurant.  What do you think?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Year, New Celebrations?

Are you recently engaged?
Are you looking for a simple, rustic unity candle set to complete your decor for your wedding ceremony? Browse my selection of ready made items:

 Or have something made just for you!

I have a wide range of glaze colors available and if there is a color you do not see, contact me and I will see if I can find it for you:

I also do wedding registries - contact me to create one!

Thank you and best wishes on your planning!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Are you Preparing to say, "I DO"?

If you are recently married, engaged or even happily married, join us on Saturday for a premiere wedding event!  "I Do" an Artisan Wedding Event is Ohio's first handcrafted eco-conscious wedding event.  There will be over 30 vendors with items to help you set-up your house, revamp your house and plan your wedding.  Pottery Heaven will be one of the vendors.  Stop by and see me!