Sunday, January 29, 2017

New work this week.

 I have been busy this week making new work and loving working with stoneware and porcelain.  For the first time ever, I tried out some  underglazes on the toggle clasps seen here.  I was so pleasantly surprised how they turned out.  They sold very quickly but more are in the works and will be ready in about a week or so.

These two stoneware heart charms  were also made using some underglaze

This set of connector and feather is made from porcelain ceramic clay.  I love the creamy translucence of this clay body.( no underglaze on these.)

An up close picture of the connector bead in this set.  It is like looking through a glass bottom boat--one of my peak memories of childhood in California.  There seem to be some of these memories that I am always seeking to reproduce in my jewelry components.

Set is also made from porcelain clay.   I like this color combo. These sets are not yet ready for parting from me.  But I will attempt to make more soon.
A porcelain leaf that is handbuilt by me.  Also sold fast but more coming after  next week.

                           Another porcelain leaf in steamy fall colors.  Still available in my Etsy shop.

 Stoneware Toggle Clasp in Green and Rose in my Etsy Shop as of today.
       Stoneware multi color toggle clasp.  Love the way the colors floated and mixed together.  Sold
Another stoneware multicolor toggle clasp   just listed this morning in my Etsy Shop.
1850's Barnwood in Stoneware.  Stained. A really woody texture.  In my Etsy shop now.

I will be preparing for participating in this cool event at the Remington Museum this week so I won't be posting mush on the net.  Wish you could visit me at this show.

Thanks so much for stopping by here today.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Inspired by Art Bead Scene's January Painting by Egon Scheile

Egon Schiele  Field of Flowers
I am so excited about this month's inspiration painting on the Art Bead Scene blog that I made this flock of daisy flowers seen below.  They are gesture images that express the fresh air and sunshine of summer.  Currently I have two of these for sale at Artisans Create Together Alumni Trunk Show (update sold) and one on my Etsy Shop (still available).

                                         Wild Daisies   Inspired by Egon Schiele's Painting
                                                          Wild Daisy by Mary Harding
                                                    Wild Daisy  by Mary Harding

And sort of in the same vein I made a few more porcelain leaves:

                                                        Porcelain Leaves by Mary Harding
These colorful leaves are hand built by me out of porcelain clay.  Each one is a unique piece as I do not use a mold to make them.  There are still a couple available  On the Artisans Create Together Trunk Show ( ending at Midnight today, 1-26-17, but I will be adding 2 more later today to my Etsy Shop from my current kiln firing.

I hope you will stop by the ArtBeadScene blog and participate in this month's challenge.  Follow this LINK for all the particulars. There are still a few days left.  The deadline is Jan. 30.

Thanks so  much for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

And The Winner is.....

And the winner of a signed copy of Maya and The Turtle A Korean Fairy Tale is ....
                                   Carol Shull
                          Congratulations Carol!!

Thank you all who participated in this celebration on Soma Han's new website.  You are all so appreciated!!!

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