Maple trees that line our long driveway from the road. These are very old, maybe 150 years old. Every year they turn the most gorgeous shades of red, yellow, orange and green. I grew up in the Southwest and we never had a Fall. But we always had sunshine.Welcome to the 2nd Annual Beads-of-Clay Bloggers Fall Open Studio Blog Tour.
I am so pleased that you have come to visit today.
oops I am a bit camera shy
a little bit about my studio and what I am doing in it.
I have been making ceramic beads for quite awhile now. I began making them because I was looking for beads that had large enough holes to string onto the cord I was using then to make macrame necklaces.
This is a picture of two of my first ceramic pendants.
I didn't know much about ceramics back then, circa 1998 but had some wonderful friends and instructors along the way. A little later I had the Beads-of-Clay Yahoo group to help me along. That was about the time the group was getting started and everyone was trying to figure out how we could get ceramic beads to be accepted into the artisan bead community. Marsha Neal Minutella,( MarshaNealStudio LLC) the organizer of today's event, was one of the trail blazers and early founding members of the group. She has always been generous with her fabulous ability to think and organize and in sharing her creative ideas. Thank You Marsha for making this happen today.
I love making beads and pendants because I love color, shapes, texture and natural forms from plants and nature. And I love the surprise each time I open the kiln.
AT 2:00 PM EST today, I hope you will leave a comment to participate in my first Giveaway, this Maple Seed Wings Pendant. And then hop on over to the other Ceramic Bead Artists who are participating today. You can get there easily by going back to the BOC blog and clicking their name under their thumbnail picture. You will be instantly transported to their blog.