Beware! Fabulous man eating plant in the vacinity! I do not think I have every associated cannibalism with fabulousness before. I am thinking "Kimora Lee Simmons" and her fabulosity. This beautiful fantastic interesting original sculputure by Eric Sewell definitely fits the bill. Eric is brilliant with bright colors and pairing them with dark tones to make pieces into explosions in film as well as in reality. The great divide between color tones makes his work 'come alive' taking an ordinary and interesting sculpture of a man eating plant to the extraordinary. See him at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5081006 on etsy to buy from his online shop, http://etcarts.blogspot.com/ to read his blog and read what is bugging him or inspiring him today, or http://etcarts.com/ to visit his other webpage and see other artwork he has to offer.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wool is a natural fiber and it is only natural we would find etsy artists using it to make interpretations of nature. Motley Mutton (and the gangly goats) and its artist Nancy B makes better interpretations than most. Whimsical and fun these needle felted sculptures of animals are impressive while at the same time fun and beautiful. From small necklace pendants to large replicas the wool that she uses makes her sculptures appear realistic and soft. Check her out on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5043799 or on her own site www.motleymutton.com
Monday, October 13, 2008
I found this awesome key chain on Etsy. The creator: LeatherPrince at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5774521
makes all kinds of leather animal keychains as well as a variety of purses, cases, and other 'holding' devices.
They are a husband and wife team from singapore. Their blog is located at www.leatherprince.blogspot.com
I love love love everything that they make and you should definately take the time to check them out.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Oh my gosh! The wood fire opening was so much fun. There was about 20 potters to came to help out. We unloaded two chambers one with soda and one with wood fire. A couple people worked in the kiln handing things out. A few others stood in lines passing the pieces down (owing and ahing as they went by). And finially a few others worked at the tables organizing the pieces onto the tables.
This mom and baby hedgehog set was one of my favorites to come out of the kiln. Wood fire kilns are so much fun. For those of you who love pottery but do not participate yourself opening any kiln is like christmas. Sometimes you get an Ipod sometimes you get underware. This kiln opening was definitely an Ipod.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Oh my god it has been a long time. Between my real job, the fun job, going to classes, and this crap ass economy this has been a busy and stressful fall. But on a happy note the wood fire kiln at the artisan center is being opened this saturday. http://www.maplecreekart.com/ I have a few cute little animals in the kiln plus two bowls. I am very excited to see how they look. It should be a super fun time, like christmas except better. Then Z pottery with Carvings by G, i.e. my husband and I, have two shows in early November, and a new show in December. I truely hope we sell something. I am, as are many other crafters, saddened by the lack of good business. I am just lucky that I sculpt clay for fun and not for a living. My husband and I are meerly happy when our pottery pays for the expense of doing it. I feel for the artist who tries to feed their family on their art in this economy. ~ cheers