It was dark and the water was black

May 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

This piece is built with coils. The typography is from an antique type specimen book. There are also hints of commercial decals. The surface is sgraffito and a little bit of gold luster accents.

Wishing Ears!

October 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The wishing ear idea is complete.

After watching an Igmar Bergman movie titled “The Magician” Dieter suggested we make porcelain ears similar to the one given to a young woman by an old witch in the movie. We came up with the wishing ear.

The wishing ear is made in a secret location for you to have and use for purposes of GOOD. Use the wishing ear to wish for things that will grow in LOVE and compassion. A number has been fired onto the porcelain indicating the number of wishes the ear will grant. Therefore, it is very important to consider carefully what you wish for. After you feel you have used most of your wishes, the wishing ear’s power can be re-established by GIVING it away to someone you LOVE.At that time the full number of wishes are restored. It is recommended that the wishing ear be worn for a period of time before the first wish is made, allowing it to become familiar with you. Each wishing ear is nurtured to develop its listening potential. After rigourous testing, none, but the finest tuned ears become available for you to have. The wishing ear might become overly stimulated by extraneous noise, so best to keep it in the felt pouch while it is not being worn.

The Wishing Ear looks great on everyone!

Wishing Ears are available on Etsy!

 

Launching Less Greed Company on Etsy

September 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This summer I launched an Etsy site. Here many of my clay pieces can be bought. I am calling the store Less Greed Company. It is a place where I support the American Bird Conservancy and 5 percent of the profit from any pieces that represent birds is going to the American Bird Conservancy. Specifically going towards threats to birds in the environment. The bird sculptures are hand built out of porcelain. They are a life sized representation of the rescue bird I have been living with for 14 years. Just like my friend, Mr. Birdie, he sits in your hand giving you the experience I have when carrying my starling. This one is called “Trust in the Low Light” because we recently realized mr. birdie is blind in one eye.A dry felted nest is provided as a comfy sitting place.

see a very short portrait of mr. birdie (less than one minute).

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