Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Shabby Chic Shelf

Ha! I finally made something I wanted to make for I don't even know how long. I love the idea of recycling. The idea about making something useful out of things that would normally end up in the landfill.

The idea for making a shelf out of old newspapers and cardboard has been with me for a really long time. After seeing a Trash to Treasure Contest announced over at dA I knew I just have to make it and enter. So I did. Here is how it looks like:

Shabby Chic kind of Shelf

I don't know why but I went for this vintage feel when coloring it up. I could do so many different "personalities" but somehow this type seemed appropriate. And I do love it.

I did not mount it on the wall yet as I have no idea where to put it. It's size is 31x15x15 cm and is meant to hold my 4 ceramic bowls. Only, I think I'll make another, bigger one, to hold even more stuff :D

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Nigela

I needed to make a gift for a very gifted printing artist I met at my printing class. Based on the drawings he makes I made him Nigela:

Nigela Aerobics

Nigela loves aerobics and since she lives in a dancing school she can dance every night when the classes end. During day time, she loves to visit the school's garden:

Nigela in the Garden

I'm pretty happy with how she came out. Her legs are pink because there were no black "pipe cleaners" available anywhere and I think her leg warmers should be in a different colour but oh well, this will have to do :)

My bf statement when I showed her to him was just the best: "Omg, this is so ugly and disgusting!" :D

Friday, 15 April 2011

Creatures from the Wheel

I promised to upload some more things I made in my pottery class. First one is a mini baking dish. The practice side of this was making that cone in the middle. The "usual" size for such dishes is about 40-50 cm in diameter and they are used to make potica. That's why I'm calling mine a mini one (only 15 cm across :) ) It's not coated with clear glaze yet.

poticka

Next thing is really A Thing. It was another practice with double wall dish but at one point it started to collapse. Since I liked it I went on with it for as long as I could. I think it would make a great ashtray but since I don't smoke I'll have to figure out what to do with it.

wobbly

The last one is another flop which I think I managed to pull off brilliantly :D

happy pot

I'd like to color them all with glazes so that they will hold water and could actually be useful for something.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Playing With Ceramic Glazes

Time to share my latest experiment:

Small Orange Bowl

It's a smaller bowl I made with pinching technique. That's why it sits so well in my hand and is in general very pleasant to hold. Makes you wanna play with it all the time.

I tried my new glazes on it and I really like how they came out. I need to make more of these but time issue is my major problem right now. But that's old news right? ;)

How are you guys?