This is the BOC Open House segment that is supposed to be the peek into the artist's studio...I've shared pictures of my various work spaces in the past so I won't show the same things again. I will give you a (messy) picture of my baby kiln as I opened it this morning- I had to sneak in a quick firing of bead caps for an order. In lieu of studio shots I will share a couple of photos of my inspiration location, our place in Sedona, AZ... the beautiful red rocks... and a nice rusty javelina family (better than the real kind)!
How about a look at some new work? Recently in thinking about my bumpy pendants I decided to take that style and allow it to evolve into something a little more distinctive...I was playing with some Bali beads and thought...Hey, couldn't I do this on porcelain with my bumpy dots? I think it might just work! (for the record, the pieces are a total bugger to actually get into the kiln without breaking off all the little dotty details...you see one set of bead caps here but there were half a dozen or more that didn't make it). I have some more plans for how they will continue to progress but I definitely need to contemplate how to move them before firing without busting them up).
What else is new? Ah...I learned that I have a necklace in the October issue of Bead Trends. I'm happy to say that the necklace didn't even make it back to me, it found a loving new home with one of the BT peeps!
I think that's enough for now considering that you need to get to all the other Open House blogs before the next giveaway. 4:00 EST will be giveaway #2...again just a 15 minute window to enter so don't pause for a nap!