Saturday, 25 April 2015


While waiting for my Birthday in July when I get to open my Gary Rith pottery, I have been working on a new collection...pendants! Check out the fake leather necklaces, 15 cents each from Hong Kong! No I didn't hand sculpt each flower. I used cake decorating tools.

I'm really happy with them. Expect more.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Clay cat 2.0

I really don't know what makes me think I can make small fiddly things with my shaky hands. But I continue to put myself through it. Maybe it's the end results. Hmm. Anyway, think back to the cat I made for a friend (and I'm not a cat person) or rather let's not think back to it. Because I really wasn't all that happy with it. I was trying to make it look like an animated character and it just didn't translate. So it has been on my mind to get back into the clay and make a better one even though a cat isn't the sort of thing I would normally make. Well here we go, a result I think I may actually be happy with...
This project got bumped up in the schedule as I was unable to paint the letters on my stars (in the background of the photo) due to my underglaze order taking so long to get here that it must be arriving by camel train.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Handmade stamps

I am a sucker for etsy. Always doing searches, being inspired by others and ultimately...buying stuff! But I have never been disappointed when my parcel arrives in the mail. Yesterday I received four handmade polymer clay stamps to use on my clay creations. All the way from the US, lovingly packaged and proving to be high quality workmanship. I am laid up with a cold at the moment and not motivated to be creating anything just now with a stuffed up nose. But I can't wait to be all better and trying these stamps out on some clay. I'm seeing pendants and I'm seeing embellishments on my pots. And I can't help but think there are other stamps I should have ordered as well. There's always next time. Credit where it is due, the creator of these beauties is Giselle and her etsy shop is Giselle No.5, store link here...GiselleNo5