Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sad but not discouraged...

The results of the NPCG Progress & Possibilities '07 show are in, and... I'm not in it. *sigh* I actually thought I had a chance... but nope. Not this time. Maybe next time.... maybe. I am interested in seeing what my rating was by the judges.

I had held back on posting a photo of my teapot submission until I heard the P&P '07 results... so, here ya' go!


This teapot is an unglazed bisque pot with a lamination of polymer clay colored with alcohol inks. The handle and knob are gold acrylic. I actually named the pot "Having Tea with Mom." I usually don't indulge in naming things like this, but my mom's spirit was lingering very close while I made it... those blues are her blues... and mine.

I really enjoy doing patchwork with surface treated clay. Perhaps it's satisfying my quilting urges. If I don't have the time and energy to quilt these days, at least I can pretend with clay.

Question: Does anyone know a good way to seal the inside of bisque ware so it can hold liquids like tea... or at the very least water? And no, buying a kiln and glazing it myself isn't in the budget.

Note: The next book post will be coming (probably) next post.

8 comments:

Kim Cavender said...

Fabulous teapot Mel! It makes me happy to look at it and I love the quilted watercolor look. Great blog too BTW!

Anonymous said...

Loverly!!!

Raven's Clay said...

Kim! Thank you sooooo much! Coming from a woman who's work I adore (even the silly raunchy bits you do - I still feel sorry for the folks who got your masks ;P ) you've really made my day!

Raven's Clay said...

Thanks, Anon-y-mous! :)

Stonehouse Studio said...

Wow! Great teapot. Love the organic look to it. Very zen.

Raven's Clay said...

Yep, that's me Bets, very zen! Lol!

Thank you, my dear. Your kind words soothe my aching muse. ;)

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